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Bossa/Afro-Brazilian with Sessa and Flor de Maracujá at Bossa
October 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10.00
Sunday Oct. 7: Bossa/Afro-Brazilian with Sessa and Flor de Maracujá at Bossa 8:30PM $10
A long-time fixture of both North American and Brazilian music scenes, either as a collaborator with NY guitar legend Yonatan Gat, or as co-founder of São Paulo psych-funk combo Garotas Suecas, Sessa debuts his solo work for the first time ever in 2018. His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sexual lyrics in the vain of Caetano Veloso and melodic flourishes not unlike those of Arthur Verocai and Tom Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberately minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music and more reminiscent of the understated directness of Leonard Cohen or Devendra Banhart’s early work. Flor de Maracujá is a Brazilian music band based in the Washington D.C. area. Brazilian vocalist Bebel Delgado fronts the group that includes guitarist José Henrique Alves, bassist Erik Turkman, and drummer and percussionist Bruce Bond. Flor de Maracujá (“passionfruit flower,” in Portuguese) performs classic and contemporary Brazilian music including bossa nova, samba, and forró. Just like the passionflower has a rare, striking shape and remarkable color pattern, Flor de Maracujá delivers a colorful blend of Brazilian rhythms inspired by artists of past and present.