Internationally Acclaimed Musicians Performing at WSCC

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The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series (EAHS) is proud to present the eclectic musical style of Matuto, an internationally renowned band that will be performing in Graham Auditorium on the Washington State Community College (WSCC) campus on December 7th at 7:30 PM. Matuto combines Brazilian rhythms and instruments with banjos and an Appalachian twang. The members took the name "Matuto," a Brazilian slang term for "country bumpkin," from their travels and studies in Brazil. This New York City-based band uses a unique blend of music and cultures to thrill audiences around the world. While travelling, the group has had the opportunity to perform at dozens of festivals and to perform with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bela Fleck, Cyndi Lauper, and Yo Yo Ma, as well as many other musicians and celebrities.

Matuto's visit to WSCC is a unique opportunity to see a musical group that has performed at the Kennedy Center, as well other national and international venues. EAHS is excited to bring this group to the Mid Ohio Valley for a one-night performance. The band's style of Appalachian and Brazilian fusion takes a familiar form of traditional Brazilian music and adds unexpected elements that draw from southern American tradition. The group has been described as "weird and wonderful...unorthodox and delightful" by Jazz Times Magazine. It is hard to pin down the genre into which Matuto's music falls, but the uniqueness of its style is part of what makes the group so appealing. Matuto blurs the lines between different genres in an exciting way that keeps fans coming back for more.

The group will be performing music off of their new record "The Devil and the Diamond." The featured songs include Appalachian fiddle paired with Brazilian percussion instruments, blues riffs, and what the band describes as "funky folkloric rhythms." Their laid-back style of rhythmic festival performance is sure to entertain and intrigue those who attend the Saturday performance at WSCC. For more information, people can "like" the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series on Facebook. Advance seat pass reservations can be made by contacting Tanya Wilder, Director of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series, at 740.374.8716 or

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