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Be a part of Matuto's European debut! The band was selected as an official showcasing artist at WOMEX 11 in Copenhagen, Denmark!!!

Preface: "WOMEX (World Music Expo) is to music as the Cannes Festival is to film."

MATUTO RECEIVED THIS VERY EXCITING EMAIL LAST MONTH:

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You made it. Congratulations!

On behalf of the WOMEX Jury, we are most happy to invite "Matuto" to perform at WOMEX 11 - the world music expo - to be held in Copenhagen/Denmark, 26-30 October 2011. With over 750 proposals and only mere three dozen slots, yours is an accomplishment to be proud of.

WOMEX gives high visibility for both new and established performing artists alike. Countless artists have launched - or enhanced - major international careers thanks to a WOMEX showcase.With more than 2,440 delegates and 1,360 companies from 94 countries (2010 edition), WOMEX provides the possibilities to exposure to a dedicated, specialist professional gathering, and will provide a focus for artistic and cultural promotion as well as the opportunity for valuable business contacts.

AS THE EMAILS CONTINUES... THE BAD NEWS

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As you know, due to budget constraints, WOMEX is unable to offer fees to any showcase artist. What we do offer is one of the best chance in world music to get your music across (almost 1000 bookers in each of the last three years). We provide a slot with full backline and PA. All showcasing artists will receive our customary WOMEX PR treatment, such as announcements in our newsletters and notification to all kinds of media and journalists in general. You'll be posted on our website and published in our indispensable WOMEX guide with a biography, your photo and your contact details.

WELL, IT WASN'T ALL BAD... BUT BACK TO THE GOOD NEWS

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By backing this project you will play a major role in Matuto history!  You will also receive some great incentives.  Let's do this!!!

MORE INFO ABOUT THE BAND

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NPR Feature: http://www.theworld.org/2011/04/brazil-bluegrass/

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Kickstarter Video Filmed by Gustavo Campos: www.gustavocampos.com

FAQ

  • The money we raise will pay for flights, hotels, food, and other expenses associated with taking our 6 piece band to Copenhagen, Denmark for 5 days to participate in one of the most prestigious music showcasing opportunities in Europe... WOMEX.

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  • "WOMEX (World Music Expo) is to music as the Cannes Festival is to film."
    WDR Funkhaus Europa (Germany)

    Being accepted into Womex is a huge honor in the World Music Industry. WOMEX gives high visibility for both new and established performing artists alike. Countless artists have launched - or enhanced - major international careers thanks to a WOMEX showcase.

    The judges are highly selective, there are few slots available, and over 750 professional acts from around the world that apply each year. This could be a big break for MATUTO.

    Website: http://www.womex.com

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  • Matuto is a 6 piece "world music" band based in Brooklyn, NY that mixes Brazilian Rhythms with American Roots Music. We often refer to our sounds as a "Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains," but there many layers to the onion.

    The members of Matuto have worked with some of the most respected names in music. Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Cyro Baptista, Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, Bela Fleck, Phoebe Snow, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Cyndi Lauper, Cassandra Wilson, Abigail Washburn, The Wild Colonials, Lila Downs, Yo Yo Ma, Lee Konitz, April Verch, The Klezmatics, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Natalie Merchant, David Krakauer, Pete Seeger, as well as many others who have called upon their talents.

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    THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - A download of the latest "Matuto" Album or any other CD in the Clay Ross/Rob Curto discography. This includes Rob Curto's albums "Piano De Fole," "Forro for All," and Clay Ross' "The Random Puller," and "Entre Nous."

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    LET'S GET PHYSICAL - A physical copy of the latest Matuto CD, signed by the band. There's nothing like the real thing, baby.

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    BRING IT ON HOME - A stylish Matuto Tote Bag OR handsome Matuto T-Shirt featuring the Matuto chicken designed by Grady McFerrin, AND and physical copy of the latest Matuto CD, signed by the band.

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    KIT AND KABOODLE - A stylish Matuto Tote Bag + handsome Matuto T-Shirt + physical copy of the latest Matuto CD, signed by the band + a download of any other CD in the Clay Ross/Rob Curto discography.

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    KOSIKAS AND KASHAKAS - A stylish Matuto Tote Bag + handsome Matuto T-Shirt + physical copy of the latest Matuto CD, signed by the band + downloads of all 4 of the Albums in the Clay Ross/Rob Curto discography + one two handed set of Kashakas (Red Ball Percussion Instrument.)

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    THE COPENHAGEN - A stylish Matuto Tote Bag + a handsome Matuto T-Shirt + physical copy of the latest Matuto CD, signed by the band + downloads of all 4 of the Albums in the Clay Ross/Rob Curto discography + Kashakas AND a postcard sent to YOU from Copenhagen!

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    THE MUSIC LESSON - A one hour, Video Skype Music Lesson on the instrument of your choice with the Matuto member of your choice. Limited to 2 per band member. This includes Clay Ross - Guitar, Rob Curto - Accordion, Ze Mauricio - Percussion, Richie Barshay - Drums, Skip Ward - Bass, and Rob Hecht - Fiddle. Make your request soon!

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    GOLD MEMBER - Matuto will send you a shout out from the stage at Womex. You'll hear us say it when we send you an exclusive DVD of the performance footage once it's available. Plus you will receive Kashakas, a Signed Physical CD, a T-shirt, a Tote Bag, Downloads, and a Postcard from Copenhagen.

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    SPONSOR - Matuto will visibly display your names on Clay Ross' Gibson ES-175 Guitar and on the front of Rob Curto's Bell Accordion, during the showcase performance at WOMEX. We will also send you an exclusive DVD of the performance footage once it's available. Plus you will receive Kashakas, a Signed Physical CD, a T-shirt, a Tote Bag, Downloads, and a Postcard from Copenhagen.

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