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Wind Up with Amaro Frietas

In the sweltering North-Eastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco lies the coastal city of
Recife, where Amaro Freitas is pioneering the new sound of Brazilian jazz. For the
prodigious young pianist, the spirit of his hometown runs deep. From the Afro-Brazilian
maracatu born on the sugar plantations of slavery, to the high intensity carnival
rhythms of frevo and baião, Amaro’s heavily percussive approach to jazz is as
indebted to these Pernambuco traditions as it is to Coltrane, Parker and Monk.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm