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Regional de NY (Brazilian Choro and Samba)



Samba na Casa do Gato, curated by Alanna Heiss and Natalia Mount and hosted by journalist/organizer Thiago Carrapatoso, was recorded during Clocktower Gallery's Brazilian Valentine love feast on Feb. 14, 2012. Visitors were treated to a DJ set of great Brazilian tunes by producer B├ęco Dranoff, food from Williamsburg's botequim style Miss Favela restaurant, and live music from Regional de NY playing in the traditional chorinho style. This show features their set.

Regional de NY specializes in choro and samba music and consists of musicians Rodrigo Ursaia (flute), Justin Douglas (mandolin), Cesar Garabini (7-string guitar), Kahil Nayton(cavaquinho), and Ranjan Ramchandan (percussion).
 

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The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

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