Music of Brazil at library

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:32

Warwick — The Albert Wisner Public Library will present “Music of Brazil,” a musical performance by the John Arbo/Richard Boukas Duo. on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. The concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of Arbo’s and Boukas’ first collaboration on Brazilian music in Boukas’ Brazilian quartet, “Amazôna.” As music lovers may know, Brazilian music is a complex quilt of many styles such as the familiar bossa nova and samba and also the choro, maxixe, marcha, valso, baiao and more. Boukas (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Arbo (double bass and vocals) will play and sing a variety of selections from this rich repertoire. Arbo is a 20-year resident of Bellvale in Warwick. Active on both the upright and fretted and fretless electric basses, he has been the bassist for Les Paul and is a veteran of the Woody Herman band. Boukas is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, educator and journalist based in New York City. His collaborations with top Brazilian musicians include a 12-year association with Grammy-nominated pianist Jovino Neto. Attendance is free and registration is requested. To register visit or call 986-1047, ext 3.