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Metá Meta live @ Cafe Oto, December 1st

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:06 am
by mais_um_discos
“An extraordinary style – the music echoes everything from punk rock to freeform jazz and samba” The Guardian

"Metá Metá are a raucous trio intent on shattering images of Brazilian music”
The Wire

“A serious contender for album of the year” Independent on Sunday

Mais Um Discos and Como No are bringing Metá Metá to Cafe Oto for their UK debut show on Monday 1st December

Metá Metá mix the spiritual and rhythmic foundations of candomble with influences ranging from Afrobeat to Afrosambas, be-bop to art rock.

They truly are one of the best live bands in Brazil now:

A gig not to be missed

Line-up: Juçara Marçal – vocals / Kiko Dinucci – guitars / Thiago França - sax & flute / Marcelo Cabral - bass / Sergio Machado – drums + DJ support from Lewis Robinson (Mais Um Discos)
@ Café OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London £10 adv from £13 on the door.

Re: Metá Meta live @ Cafe Oto, December 1st

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:29 am
by howard male
I'm looking forward to this. Meta Meta are responsible for one of my favourite albums of the year, for what it’s worth. Also I believe this is their only UK gig. Here’s a link to the whole album on youtube. It gets far more approachable after the first rather uncompromising track.

Re: Metá Meta live @ Cafe Oto, December 1st

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:57 am
by Rob Hall
If I'm not mistaken Howard, you are responsible for the quote from the Independent, about their album being a contender of album of the year, are you not? It's certainly a contender for the top ten for me.

I won't be able to make the Cafe Oto gig - would you post a review here for us?

Re: Metá Meta live @ Cafe Oto, December 1st

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:41 pm
by howard male
Yes, that was me, Rob. I also reviewed it for Songlines. have to say it's been rather a dull year for innovative 'world music' releases which is why I felt compelled to do my bit to try to draw a few more people along to this gig. I've heard good things about the venue too. And, yes, I'd be happy to put a few words up here about how it goes. I'm just hoping the sax player is along for the ride, as their core identity as a sax-less three-piece isn't nearly as interesting to me.

Re: Metá Meta live @ Cafe Oto, December 1st

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:02 am
by howard male
Well, here's Robin's view and I'm pretty much in agreement. ... tal-review

One of the gigs of the year with the band playing like their lives depended on it. For me it was the perfect blend of the experimental and the structured, the melodic and the dissonant, the welcoming and the darn-right threatening! On the downside, although the small low-ceilinged venue had good acoustics I do hope they get to play somewhere were there's at least a stage next time, as finding an eye-line whereby I could actually see them was a constant challenge.