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Uploaded on May 9, 2011
Sat., May 7, 9 p.m. 2011 The Blue Monk Portland Oregon Free Beat Nation is Portland's premier Maracatu ensemble, founded in 2008 by Derek Rieth, co-founder of the Lions of Batucada and long-time member of Pink Martini. They combine the traditional rhythms of Recife and Olinda, Brasil with Funk, Hip-hop, D.C. Go-Go and New Orleans Brass Band music. Free Beat Nation, with it's diverse horn section, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto and Baritone Saxophones, Fifes and Harmonica, draw from the great marching and Carnaval traditions of the Americas.