The Mad Scientist of Brazilian Percussion at Falcon

Cyro Baptista (photo by James Rice)

Known as the Mad Scientist of Brazilian Percussion, Cyro Baptista brings his new ensemble Banquet of the Spirits to the Falcon in Marlboro on Friday, April 4. Banquet of Spirits’ eponymous debut was released on Tzadik, the label run by the legendary jazz agitator John Zorn. Born and raised in São Paulo, Baptista has been a major force in world music for three decades, touring and recording with luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma (The Brazil Project), Herbie Hancock (Gershwin’s World), Paul Simon (Rhythm of the Saints) and Wynton Marsalis (Brazilian Carnaval) to name a few. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8. There is no cover, but a generous donation is encouraged. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information call (845) 236-7970 or visit



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