We’re currently working on our project Orchestra of Samples, a long-term all encompassing sampling extravaganza, featuring recorded musicians from around the world, from Mexico to Senegal, Brazil to France. Sampling ‘sans frontières’ you might say!
While in Brazil, for our performance at Celebrar Brasilia 2011 event, we hooked up for a session with "eco-band" Patubatê (pronounced “Patoo-ba-tey”). For over 12 years now, the guys have been transforming and recycling all manner of old junk and scrap metal into musical instruments, from kitchen pots and pans to car exhaust pipes and truck suspension springs! (click on any of the gallery images below to enlarge)
Performing internationally, but based in the capital Brasilia, the group of showmen lead by the trio of Fred, Fernando and DJ Leandronik, use their unconventional instruments of metal, wood and plastic to create all sorts of Brazilian rhythms from maracatu, samba, baião and others mixed with electronic beats and vinyl scratching. They describe it as sustainable music created with ‘recycled’ instruments, we describe it as simply amazing!
Filling two pick-up trucks with all their kit, we filmed the guys in the Park da Cidade in Brasilia, where they gave us a taster of their stunning and wild performance, playing a whole range of their self-built instruments. It was hard not to clap and stamp our feet!
Massive thanks to Frederico Magalhães, Fernando Mazoni, DJ Leandronik and Gustavo Lavoura. www.patubate.com
Huge thanks to João Vicente from Celebrar Brasília for the introduction.