My plan was to invite Maga Bo to the Bay Area to play a Highlife party, but sometimes things fall apart, so we have had him booked at what I hear is THE banger of a Brazilian party in SF, FESTA! This is the local chapter of Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s annual fundraiser for their batizado event which is of course a baptism celebration for new students and advancing students in the school.
One of the first things I remember hearing from Maga Bo was when he dropped knowledge about the rhythmic roots of Baile Funk (Funk Cairioca) through the Capoeira rhythm Maculele. This blew my mind at the time, and is worth pointing out over and over, check out the post and the rhythm, and the sound of digital Africa via South America.
I got to meet the master of transnational bass himself for the first time in Cambridge, MA at one of the U.S. nation’s foundation global bass nights Beat Research, and was blown away by his live remixing of acoustic Brazilian ensembles of various rhythmic types with Dancehall back beats.
Needless to say, I think this man will blow your mind, and this is going to be a unique and very fun experience for us Bay Area residents.
The event is this Saturday August 29, at the Arthouse Gallery, 1360 Mission Street Suite 200, Mission Street betweent 9th and 10th in SOMA near Civic Center BART. It starts at 9pm and goes until 2am. $8 suggested donation to the school at the door.