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North America meets South in Matuto's genre-blending style of music.
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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

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