Created in Seattle yet immersing you in sounds, songs, and rhythms from Brazil to Cuba. Playing with the traditions of Latin music but in a personal and modern style. Soulful and Rhythmic.
Maracujá is a group of musicians dedicated to playing the spectrum of Latin music in a way true to its roots and forms. From Brasil and its Street Sambas and gentle Bossa Novas to Cuba and its African rhythms of Son, Guajira, Mambo, and Bolero. ….and all places in between. Music for a moods or music to move to.
Maracujá can perform in intimate settings as a duo or trio or grow to a full band to play fiery Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian rhythms to make a crowd swing and dance.
Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. Featuring instrumentation reflective of the time, the Classical guitar and upright bass offer a sublime acoustic atmosphere, while subtle; samba infused percussion recreates the seductive groove that made Bossa Nova famous. Relive the exotic ambience of the “New Sound” of Brazil with Brazil Novo.
Overton Berry began his musical career over fifty years ago at the age of 16, when he played USO shows at military bases on the west coast with the first Overton Berry Trio. Since those early beginnings the music has never stopped. He is described in the Pacific Northwest as “a living legend”, and his wealth of experience and generations of fans bear witness to this affectionate accolade.
Formerly known as a dancer for the Seattle Super Sonic basketball team, American Sarah Emerson is more recently known as a songwriter (most notably for her hymn-like song “What Joy” that can currently be heard sung in churches all over the world) and now as a recording artist– recording her first full length album last year as a benefit project for an orphanage in Uganda raising over 11k to date.
Performing all over Seattle, in the style of Colbie Caillat meets Cival Wars she and her loop guitarist, Jon, bring a modern and tasteful blend of acoustically driven pop, folk, and singer/songwriter styles of covers and originals to captivate your ears and entrance your hearts.
The band will also be displaying paintings by local artists that will be available for sale along with Sarah and Jon’s cd… all proceeds benefitting Destiny Orphanage.