Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ginga Band!


I have been spending some time taking photos for The Laughing Goat's online gallery for their new website. Sometimes, the coffee shop turns into a dance party at night, where local musicians come in a play their grooves. This night, however, the goat might have well been a night club. People were samba-dancing their pa-tooties off.

Ginga Band formed nearly six years ago in Boulder, Colorado, performing a wide variety of Brazilian styles of music. The quartet, comprised of Greg LaLiberte, Francisco Marques, Bill Kopper, and Raoul Rossiter has delved into choro, pagode, bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, samba funk, and other styles. Everyone sings and everyone plays percussion. The topflight musicianship the band displays inspires people to dance, sing with the band, or sit and listen...although not many choose the latter.




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