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Take 2 & Journey To Brazil This Carnival

Trinbagonians will walk away with an experience of a lifetime this Carnival, say the organizers for Take 2 The Concert: Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Fusion, Wednesday 31 January 2018 at Queen’s Hall.   The African rhythms that form the basis of Samba, Calypso and Jazz will come together in the 2018 edition of the Concert.  The audience can expect to be transported on a cloud of music.

Produced by Creative Collective Arts, the concert has its theme, Journey to Brazil and will pay homage to Brazilian rhythms with its headline act Grammy nominated, Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage Band, featuring, on vocals- Fabiana Masili, percussionist-Fernando Saci, pianist-Julian Shore and Bassist-Nilson Matta.

The Genesis of the BRAZILIAN VOYAGE band came from a single event in 1992.  Nilson Matta was asked to put a band together for an important Convention about Brazilian Culture at The Cooper Hiwitt Museum in New York City.

Since then Nilson Matta decided to maintain the Brazilian Voyage playing repertoire music from different regions of Brazil with their unique melodies and rhythmic patterns.

NILSON MATTA studied at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. UFRJ. In Brazil he recorded and played with top artists such as Joao Bosco, Hermeto Pascoal, Nana Caymmi, Helio Delmiro, Chico Buarque de Holanda,MPB-4 and many others.

In 1985 Nilson moved to America to live in NEW YORK CITY. He has become the first call of many top musicians such as Don Pullen, Joe Henderson, Paul Winter, Gato Barbieri, Kenny Barron, and many more…

Nilson Matta is one of the leaders of Trio da Paz, The Brazilian Trio and The Dynamic Duet with Chico Pinheiro on guitar. He has 4 CDS as a leader and he is a Grammy winner with YO YO MA, NANCY WILSON and JOE HENDERSON.  With his partner Alice Schiller they have a summer camp, SAMBA MEETS JAZZ WORKSHOPS, teaching music in the USA and all over the World.

Take 2 The Concert will continue its drive to raise funds towards musical and educational projects to benefit local musicians and listeners. Creative Collective Arts is driven by the belief that local audiences deserve the best and so we are excited to invite you to treat yourself to world-class entertainment while contributing to cultural development.

Tickets for Take 2 The Concert are priced at $300 advance, $350 at the door and are on sale now at Queen’s Hall box office 624-1284

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