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Matuto quintet brings unique sounds of Brazil to Dahlonega
Matuto band members will perform a concert at 8 p.m. tonight at The Crimson Moon in downtown Dahlonega.


When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6

Where: The Crimson Moon, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega

Cost: $13 in advance, $15 after 5 p.m. day of show

More info: or 706-864-3982

In Brazil, Matuto is slang for country boy or bumpkin. But a New York City-based group of urbanized virtuosos has changed that.

The band Matuto is emerging as a hot international touring act with its rolling drums, quicksilver accordion licks and earthy vibe to create a unique Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound. The band uses horns, strings and even accordion to create the signature tune.

Recently awarded the title of “American Musical Ambassadors” by the U.S. State Department, Matuto will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Crimson Moon in downtown Dahlonega.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 after 5 p.m. day of show at 24 N. Park St. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door.

Matuto also provides workshops for professional musicians, amateurs and music lovers in a wide variety of contexts where they explore Brazilian musical styles and American roots music, from all angles — musical, social and historical.

Their message: “Follow your passion, if it leads you to Brazil, or to Cajun, klezmer, or hip hop music, it doesn’t matter. Follow your bliss and don’t worry.”

For more information about Matuto, visit

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