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The sounds of Brazil — by way of Appalachia

Matuto blends baião with roots music

Matuto, featuring guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto, has tapped into the sounds of Brazilian music and bluegrass to become a force in New York’s busy Brazilian scene. Matuto, featuring guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto, has tapped into the sounds of Brazilian music and bluegrass to become a force in New York’s busy Brazilian scene. (Lisette Santiago)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / September 5, 2010

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The revelation, says guitarist Clay Ross, boiled down to a single song. It was a baião — a style of folk music from northeastern Brazil — by one of the masters of the genre that drove home to this South Carolina country boy-turned-New York City jazzman a connection that he could not deny. (Full article: 805 words)

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