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ROOTS | Matuto 

Matuto is ebullient, hip-swaying fun. The band is dubbed Pan-American roots music, combining some melodies of Appalachia with bluesy riffs, and rooted in Brazilian beats. It was guitarist and singer, Clay Ross' brainchild in New York City more than a decade ago, and he's since birthed a cultural experience with his band. Matuto signed with the Motema label and for years have been touring its unique sound around the country. Accordion, violin, and a motley of unique percussion fill out this Brazilian bluegrass baile.

Matuto plays Sunday, May 3, at Water Street Music Hall. 8 p.m. $10-$15. waterstreetmusic.com; matutomusic.com.

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