Boca do Rio gives dance party Friday
KNOW & GO
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Boca do Rio
with Big Sticky Mess, DJ Delphi and Samba Dancers opening
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
WHERE: The Center for the Arts
314 W Main St., Grass Valley
TICKETS: $17 Members, $20 General Public
The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333
Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org
Brazilian-American funk band Boca do Rio will celebrate Brazilian Independence Day in Grass Valley Friday with a special dance concert presented by The Center for the Arts.
Boca do Rio strengthens its foundation as the Mission’s longest-playing and hardest-hitting Brazilian-American funk band.
After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free. Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musicá organicá — music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas.
The band started flowing when Kevin Welch and Alex Calatayud formed a musical partnership in the late nineties that would redefine Brazilian music in the Bay Area. The musical collaboration was founded in deep respect for past traditions, steeped in the sambas and choros (Brazilian ragtime of a bygone era) that echoed through the Brazilian favelas, while always evolving forward to create an organic sound that is decidedly modern and funky.
Boca do Rio performs all of its own compositions and these songs have been lived by these hard-working musicians as they have forged their voices as Brazilians, as Americans, and as Brazilian-Americans and everything in between. The result is an explosion of rich melodies and harmonies, anchored by the deepest beat on the planet.
Starting off the evening will be Davis funk trio Big Sticky Mess. BSM won the Sacramento News and Review 2015 Funk Sammie Award as the top funk band in the greater Sacramento area.
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