Gig Alert: Scott Kettner's Forró Brass Band
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Drummer Scott Kettner made his biggest mark on the music scene as the leader of Nation Beat, the Brooklyn-based band that combines music from the Louisiana swamps with maracatú, the little-known rhythm from Recife, a city in Brazil’s music-rich northeast. His Forró Brass Band takes the same "north" meets "south" concept and applies it to forró, a popular Brazilian dance sound. True to its name, the band is all brass and drums, and on “Crown Heights Boogie,” that Louisiana second-line sound blends seamlessly with a Brazil-ified backbeat.