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Whoop It Up...With UMFM

On episode 2, Broose catch­es up with long­time UMFM favourite Mar­co Castil­lo!

Win­nipeg, the mul­ti­cul­tur­al cap­i­tal of Cana­da is so very lucky to have such an amaz­ing artist like Mar­co Castil­lo to rep­re­sent the vast and com­plex cul­ture of Brazil. Born in the Cap­i­tal Sam­ba, Rio de Janeiro, he was raised in a musi­cal fam­i­ly and that’s evi­dent in his musi­cal knowl­edge. Latin Sam­ba-Jazz Funk prob­a­bly best describes Mar­co’s music. Blend­ing the unique tra­di­tion­al rhythms and con­tem­po­rary sounds of Brazil with lush jazz-voic­ings and epi­dem­ic grooves, Mar­co has been impress­ing inter­na­tion­al audi­ences around the globe. Castil­lo made Cana­da his home in 2006 and Brazil wept – for she had lost one of her beloved musi­cians. Fol­low­ing in his father’s foot­steps, a man who record­ed tons of albums (includ­ing with Nat King Cole) and toured the world with Trio Irak­i­tan”, Marco’s skills were honed at the feet of the best. Castillo’s exten­sive musi­cal and rhyth­mic exper­tise spans from the gen­tle, warm musi­cal embrace of the roman­tic Bossa-Nova, rus­tic and con­ta­gious root rhythms of Baião, and the fes­tive, upbeat, exu­ber­ant Sam­ba, to the vel­vety sounds of Smooth Jazz, and allur­ing, infec­tious funky grooves.

Don’t miss Mar­co as he takes the stage at this year’s Whoop & Hol­lar Folk Fes­ti­val in beau­ti­ful Portage La Prairie on Sat­ur­day, August 26th at 2:30 PM.