Coelho & Ridnell w/ special guest Will Magid
plus Sambaxe, Mondo Loko and DJ Alfie1Bateria
Friday, Apr 13, 2012 9:30 PM PDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
21 years and over
This event is 21 & over
Coelho & Ridnell is a unique collaboration of two musicians –one Brazilian and one American. Fellow guitar players, singers and composers Chico Coelho and Dave Ridnell met in San Francisco in October 2010. Chico, who arrived in the U.S. from Brazil that year, is an amazingly talented abstract painter, as well as a guitar player and vocalist, but is perhaps most respected for his extraordinary composing, with close to 200 original songs. Dave has performed for over 20 years in venues throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Brazil and Japan, and has played live and recorded with members of such legendary funk acts as The Meters, James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone. Coelho & Ridnell's original compositions draw from their common musical wellspring, creating a fresh sound that reflects and integrates the beauty of Brazilian bossa nova & MPB with American roots, jazz, and pop. Quickly gaining management attention, Coelho & Ridnell just finished recording their first all original EP with renown Brazilian percussionist Alex Calatayud, with whom they performed in Brazil in February 2012. They will perform their compositions at Du Nord backed by one of the Bay Area's top rhythm sections, and share the bill with two other very fun local Brazilian groups:
Sambaxé is a full force, energetic group of dancers that perform various Brazilian inspired dances in many different types of venues and events. This Brazilian-inspired dance group performs alongside Bateria ¡Blocura! De San Francisco, a live band led by Alfie Macias.
Mondo Loko blends the irresistible rhythms of Brazil with amazing horn-driven funk, making them the only band in Northern California playing the fun style, so popular in Brazil, known as "Samba Rock." Founded by Sao Paulo native Fabio Reis, Mondo Loko is bringing a fresh sound to the dance floor in top venues in and around the Bay Area.
DJ Alfie1Bateria will be spinning from his great collection and Brazilian and Latin music grooves.