The Grammy Nominee Brazilian Group “Fundo de Quintal” is back to Los Angeles for a performance at Samba Steakhouse in Redondo Beach, Sunday, October 9th at 6pm. The group from Rio de Janeiro is one of the most important bands of Samba (Pagode style) of Brazil. Everything started in Cacique de Ramos (Indian Chiefs of Ramos), a suburb of Rio where they started meeting to sing, play, drink, and dance in samba jam sessions in the 1970s.
The group has earned numerous gold and platinum records along with ten Sharp awards, Brazil’s former equivalent of the Grammy, and seven of them received consecutively as the best samba-pagode band in Brazil. The group is composed of five musicians – Bira Presidente, Ubirany, Sereno, Ademir Batera and Ronaldinho. Three additional percussionists show audiences a greater variety of samba instruments. Fundo de Quintal Its good to reminder that the group Fundo de Quintal introduced maverick instruments, such as the banjo, into samba giving it new spice and flavor. Singer Beth Carvalho, one of the “live legends” of samba, said “this is the example of the most authentic samba.”
Fundo de Quintal brought a new public to the samba, inspired a generation of sambistas and had an uncommonly large influence on fledgling groups. Their sound emanated beyond the periphery of Brazil to the World. Theirs is music designed to be played in a social context, not listened to in hushed reverence. On June 17, 2007, Brazilian Nites Productions brings to Hollywood’s John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, the rootsy euphoria of the group whose name is synonymous with pagode, Rio de Janeiro’s “backyard samba band” (Fundo de Quintal) and now years later they finally come back to Los Angeles.
Local younger talented Daniel Carneiro will open the concert and will together with his band New Cycle, in this opportunity, release his latest CD. Daniel is a dynamic composer who brings a refreshing approach to each project, with considerable experience writing music. He is a singer and composer that play various instruments such as his acoustic nylon guitar, bass, cavaquinho (Brazilian small 4 string guitar) as well as various traditional Brazilian percussion instruments.
Tickets: $45 General Admission ($55 at the door), $65 ($75 at the door) Reserved Seat, Feijoada (Brazilian specialty food, sold separately) $20. Samba Brazilian Steakhouse is located at 207 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach CA 90277. www.BrazilianNites.com