Unidos do Swing

Ryan McCarthy

UNIDOS DO SWING is an art collective from Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo.

Searching for historic and artistic connections between the Brazilian Carnival and New Orleans Mardi Gras, they combine Music, Dance and Circus on their performances.

Inspired by the sounds of the Big Band Era and the traditional Brazilian rhythms, their repertoire in a unique fusion of Swing Jazz, Blues, Maracatu, Baião, Samba, Second Line, as well as original tunes and arrangements. Since 2014, they take part in the annual Street Carnival as a ‘Bloco’, joining the crowd in one of the biggest street parties in the world. Mashing up Jazz tunes with Brazilian soundscape, they have played in several cities and broader audiences through the years.

In October 2018, they will make their 1st international tour and will attend the HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands of Somerville (MA), Providence (RI) and New York City.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unidosdoswing/
Youtube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCUSyfP9ZRYxDC55pK76qbnw