Performance Friday, November 1, 2013 | 7 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Matuto

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Matuto’s songs will not only lift you out of your seat to dance, but also move you with their uplifting and insightful lyrics. Drawing on Brazilian folk forms like forró, maracatu, and coco, as well as American bluegrass, spirituals, and swampy Louisiana jams, Matuto’s unique and energetic sound celebrates diverse musical cultures. Just back from a West African tour as part of the US Department of State’s American Music Abroad program, they have been described as “weird and wonderful … unorthodox and delightful” by JazzTimes magazine. Their new album The Devil and The Diamond was released earlier this year in May.

As part of The Bronx Museum’s First Friday! series, free museum tours will be provided from 6–7 PM, and drinks and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.


  • Matuto
    ·· Clay Ross, Guitar and Vocals
    ·· Rob Curto, Accordion
    ·· Mazz Swift, Violin
    ·· Mike Lavalle, Bass
    ·· Richie Barshay, Drums
    ·· Zé Mauricio, Percussion


    MATUTO Dois Nordestes
    ·· What a Day
    ·· Chicken
    ·· Teeth
    ·· Clinton Mt.
    MATUTO Horse Eat Corn
    MATUTO Vem Morena
    MATUTO Roseria Do Norte
    MATUTO Sun Song
    MATUTO The Way I Love
    MATUTO Depontando
    MATUTO Arrastando
    MATUTO REtrado De Um ForroMATUTO Tears
    MATUTO Forro Pacifico
    MATUTO Diamond
    MATUTO Dancing in the Moonlight
    MATUTO Matuto Chant


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The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street) | Bronx

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Read our interview with band leader, Clay Ross, about the group's latest album The Devil and The Diamond, it's current European tour, and its upcoming concert with us.
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