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Nation Beat, Scott Kettner



Jeannie Hopper with Scott Kettner of the Brooklyn-based Nation Beat whose music is inspired by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of maracatu, Chico Science & the Mangue Beat movement of Recife, Brazil as well as New Orleans second-line funk and jazz. (52 minutes)
 

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