with special guests Tommy Guerrero, Blackalicious, Lateef and Money Mark

Thu Jan 22, 2009
Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 8:30pm
$16 - $18
Music, World Music
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"Already a huge underground star in his home country, where currently no veritable independent music scene exists, Sao Paulo, Brazil's bright-eyed musical prodigy Curumin (KOO-roo-mean) just relased "JapanPopShow" on Quannum Projects. This album combines the breeziness of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) with the melody of American pop music, topped off with Curumin's (aka Luciano Nakata Albuquerque's) distinct Portuguese croon." -Slim's

"JapanPopShow is possibly the easiest way to tap in to Brazilian culture without actually going there. It's what we imagine a Sao Paulo beach party sounds like: funky drum circles, romantic Portuguese dialect and the intermittent smoke before bodyboarding pristine waves. With elements of dub, Afro funk, samba soul and hip-hop setting the mood, Curumin sounds like a Brazilian version of Jack Johnson on a mild Bonde Do Role kick ("Compacto.") Add to that some bossa nova guitar reminiscent of Joao Gilberto on "Esperanca" and you've got music that speaks to the soul." - REMIX


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