“Neighborhood Concert: Matuto”

“Neighborhood Concert: Matuto”

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 4:00
El Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
Manhattan
elmuseo.org/events

The lively, joyous sound of Matuto entwines Brazilian folk music with the flatpicking guitars and fiery fiddling of American bluegrass. The line-up of Matuto, whose name means “country boy” in Brazilian slang, features a pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine) master, a New York–based singer-guitarist, a percussionist known for his work with Herbie Hancock, plus an array of talented folk, world, and jazz musicians. Known for its loose, devil-may-care stage presence and high-octane virtuosity, Matuto is a standard-bearer for New York City’s diverse musical culture. The group just released a new album called African Suite, which features music inspired by its State Department–sponsored tour of the continent.

RONALD BUNN

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