Whoop It Up...With UMFM
August 15, 2023: Episode 2: Marco Castillo
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.