SPOK FREVO ORQUESTRA
October 28, 2014
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series
Spok Frevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. Spok Frevo takes tradition to the center stage, but does not renounce allegiance to freedom. It relies on what jazz is all about: improvisation. Spok Frevo Orquestra takesfrevo from its traditional supporting role at carnivals and presents it as the leading actor, shedding light on its original texture and complex technique – allowing room for artistic freedom and improvisation. With its inexhaustible energy and relentless, driving rhythms, “it would be difficult to find jazz music which is more infectious than fervor or more definitive of a region” (All About Jazz).
A wide range of Brazilian music can be heard on WRCT’s Brazilian radio hour on Fridays from 6 to 7 pm with DJ Carla Leininger.