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Nation Beat with Batucada do Norte at the Cedar Cultural Center

From: Jose
Sent on: Sunday, June 1, 2008 2:21 PM

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Nation Beat with Batucada Do Norte

When: Friday, June 6, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Where: The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Inspired by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of maracatu, the foremost diasporic band of the Mangue Beat movement of Northeast Brazil, Nation Beat has created an infectious new sound. Which nation, and which beat? What makes this group special is that it offers no simple answers. They are rhythm gatherers, harvesting the fruit of 500 years of cultural cross-breeding, which is why the sounds of the northeast of Brazil and the southern United States blend together so seamlessly. In 2005, Nation Beat became the first North American group to collaborate and record with an authentic maracatu "Nation," the legendary Estrela Brilhante of Recife, Brazil. Their highly anticipated album ?Legends of the Preacher,? produced by Modiba Productions and featuring three mesmerizing collaborations with 2007 GRAMMY award winners The Klezmatics, is due out July 15, 2008. 10% of proceeds from Nation Beat?s Legends of the Preacher will be donated to Corpos Percussivos, an organization dedicated to uplifting the underprivileged children of Recife, Brazil through music, art, education and culture.

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