Delta Nove + Samba Stilt Circus

Event has passed (Thu Jun 20, 2013 - Thu Jun 20, 2013)
Moe's Alley
$5 - $9
Art, Music


Delta Nove + Samba Stilt Circus
Thursday, June 20th
World Music Dance Party
8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $5 advance, $9 day of show

Moe's Alley welcomes DELTA NOVE & Samba Stilt Circus for a dance party not to be missed!

Picture this: You find yourself surrounded in darkness. With no clue as to your location, you realize only that you are engulfed in the heat of a sea of sweaty bodies grooving together. As you begin to move your feet to the beat, the driving rhythms of the drums lead you to quickly conclude that you are at Carnival in Brazil. Moments later, however, a funky synth bass and rhythm guitar start to lay down a groove saturated in the filthiest funk, and you speculate that perhaps you’ve been transported back in time to an underground funk club. Just then a red-hot horn section enters, and you are now completely befuddled. Are you marching at Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Are you partying in Rio? Are you dancing on the coast of California, or perhaps Jamaica? As the lights begin to slowly illuminate the stage before you, it all starts to make sense. You are right smack in the middle of the funkiest dance party in town. You are at the Delta Nove show!
Delta Nove’s sound borrows from cultures around the globe, including but not limited to: American funk and rock, Caribbean calypso and reggae, and Brazilian samba drumming. This unique blend of drums, guitars, horns, and electronic colors calls to mind the grooves of Parliament Funkadelic, the horns of Earth Wind and Fire, the diversity of Manu Chao, and the psychedelic improvisation of the Grateful Dead. Delta Nove creates a fresh experience each time; Set lists never repeat, and shows often include surprise guest appearances. This has contributed winning “Best Live Act” for two consecutive years at the Orange County Music Awards and being listed as a “Top Ten Band to See” by Jambase. Additionally, Delta Nove has been on countless national tours and festivals, performing with the likes of, Ozomatli, String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, Poncho Sanchez, Dr. John, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Funky Meters, and more.

Samba Stilt Circus is a creative group of dancers, circus artists, stilt walkers,and musicians. The troupe has been performing together since 2006. Samba Stilt Circus mixes traditional Brazilian rhythms with original music using percussion instruments. The mission of Samba Stilt Circus is to create fabulous music and dance entertainment for guests with elaborate costumes, rhythmic percussion, animated stilt walking, and sexy dancers. Samba Stilt Circus specializes in parades and stage sets for both large events and intimate parties. In the past, we have led parades at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Harmony Festival, Earthdance, High Sierra Music Festival, and Guitar Fish Festival. We have entertained at the entrance to Sea of Dreams SF and the Oregon Country Fair, and performed stage sets at Symbiosis, Raindance Chinese New Year, Raindance Monster Bash, and Boom. We look forward to playing and parading with you soon!

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  1. Moe's Alley

    1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA