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Azuka Extras: Rob Curto & Jake Blouch

  • Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake 302 South Hicks Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)

Stay after the show or swing by the theater for a special musical performance by one of the artists featured on The Arsonists CD by Fly Bottle Records. Open to the public.

Tonight’s featured artist: Rob Curto & Jake Blouch

Rob Curto (Accordion/Piano/Composer) is widely regarded as the foremost ambassador of Brazilian Forro, in the United States. An early devotee of American swing music, jazz piano, rock and blues, he has combined these influences with his mastery of the Brazilian counterparts forro, choro and samba to produce stunning new results. He has performed extensively in Brazil, completely absorbing and interpreting the country's musical traditions. From 2004 to 2011, Rob toured extensively with Grammy Award winning Latin singer Lila Downs, and clarinetist David Krakauer, and other world musician luminaries. Rob's band Matuto has been selected as Cultural Ambassadors by the US State Department and most recently toured in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Azerbaijan and Georgia. In the spring of 2017 Rob will be teaching songwriting through Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project.

Earlier Event: May 13
The Arsonists
Later Event: May 14
The Arsonists