SF’s Boca do Rio performs Friday
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Boca do Rio
DANCE CONCERT – Limited Theater Seating
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, June 7
WHERE: The Center for the Arts
314 W Main Street, Grass Valley
TICKETS: $12 members, $15 non-member
The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op - 530-272-5333
Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org
San Francisco-based Boca do Rio will bring its world-music beats to Grass Valley for a Center for the Arts dance party Friday.
Boca do Rio takes its name from the Portuguese “mouth of the river” — the place where myriad streams and sources converge. Composer, guitarist and vocalist Kevin Welch describes Boca do Rio as “música orgânica.” Welch’s personal and musical history was influenced by the time he lived in the Amazon and became fluent in Portuguese and transformed by samba.
In the mid-1990s, he started the group Vivendo de Pão, a mainstay on the San Francisco club and festival scene, opening for acts like Macy Gray and Los Van Van. Welch has assembled a team of Brazilian and American musicians for Boca do Rio to give voice to his compositions.
The Brazilian soul music is best heard live and takes its inspiration from samba, baião, samba-reggae, the dances for the orishas and “all that gives homage to the beats.”
“It is the African diaspora alive through rhythms and pulses — it is the commonality that binds humans to the air we breathe, the food from which we nourish, the water we imbibe and the love through which we flourish,” said Welch.
In 2010, Boca do Riol released its “Dam is Breaking” EP on Vagabundo Records.
Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance are $12 for member of the Center for the Arts, $15 for non-members, and are available at the Center’s Box Office or at BriarPatch Co-op.
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