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This evening feature two projects by master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê Macêdo.
Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been performing with his own groups, creating Afro-Brazilian funk, folklore and fusion.
Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seemlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dendê & Band have recently performed at venues such as the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; the KW Latinfest in Ontario, Canada; the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia; Summerdance in Chicago and the Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Recycled Sounds is Dendê’s latest, solo project featuring his instruments made from found materials being performed to create Afro-Brazilian musical landscapes.
“A delicious mix… polyrhythmic power and joyous melodies… an irresistible call to the dance floor.” – Nate Dow, Boston Herald
“The band grounds lighthearted melodies and reflective vocals in an expert amalgamation of Afro-Brazilian and Cuban rhythms.” -Flavorpill
“The sinuous jams of Dendê & Hãhãhães ought to delight fans of Afrobeat and psych-tinged funk.” – Time Out New York