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Windy City Rhythms Goes Global: Barbatuques, Jason Samuels Smith, and BAM!

May 29–31, 2009


Barbatuques; photo by Jorge Rosemberg.

Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, 7:30 pm

Tickets $35, MCA members $28
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Presented by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project in association with MCA

Brazilian body percussionists Barbatuques create a visual and aural spectacle by combining Afro-Brazilian chants, stomping, shuffling, body drumming, and other vocal and movement techniques. Founded by musician Fernando Barba, this 14-person “body band” is joined in this double-bill performance by Jason Samuels Smith, and Chicago Human Rhythm Project‘s performance ensemble BAM!, comprising Chicago’s finest tap artists.

Running time: 90 minutes, with intermission

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