Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 7 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 7

Play associated audio
North America meets South in Matuto's genre-blending style of music.
Vincent Soyez
North America meets South in Matuto's genre-blending style of music.

August 7: Matuto

Tonight you can get a taste of Brazil while chewing on some barbeque. New York City-based band Matuto will perform at the National Building Museum as part of Hill Country Barbecue’s showcase series of American roots music. The band blends folk, jazz, rock and funk with Brazilian rhythms, often performing North American folk songs such as “Home Sweet Home” over South American rhythms typical of Brazil’s northeastern region. You can see the performance at 5:30 p.m., and if you feel like exploring, the museum will be open until 9.

August 7: Tiny Ruins

Following the release of its latest album, entitled Brightly Painted, New Zealand-based band Tiny Ruins is wrapping up its North American tour, but not without stopping in D.C. first. Tonight you can see the blues and pop-influenced indie folk group perform at DC9. Local alt-country singer-songwriter Brandon Minow will open the show at 9 p.m.

Music: “Thank God I’m A Country Boy (Acoustic Instrumental Version)” by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

NPR

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
NPR

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.
NPR

Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads

Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.
NPR

Tweet In Hong Kong Puts Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a mine field in Hong Kong. A selfie with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweet.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.