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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).


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


Clocktower Exhibits & Events is home to an archive of interviews with artists, curators, musicians, organizers, and more who have participated in Clocktower exhibitions and events throughout our organization’s history.

Many of the below recordings were documented while Clocktower was in the midst of a transformation. The original name, The Clocktower Gallery, was given to the exhibition, residency, and performance space in TriBeCa, founded by alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After 2001, the Clocktower Gallery re-inaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of Art International Radio. In 2013, we moved on from our downtown Manhattan location, and have since renamed the organization Clocktower Productions, a title which encompasses our radio, exhibition, and event programming.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart.

NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section.