CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 4 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Matuto
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.