Cyro Baptista & Banquet of the Spirits to play the Falcon


Virtuoso Brazilian percussionist and composer Cyro Baptista returns to the Falcon in Marlboro on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Accompanied by Banquet of the Spirits, Baptista moves through a great variety of world styles and traditions, from surf-rock to bop to the entire panoply of Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds.

Described by All about Jazz as “a must-listen” and as “a diversity of sounds and colors that can’t be found anywhere else,” Banquet of the Spirits embodies the Brazilian philosophy of anthropofagia, or cultural cannibalism: a term coined by the Brazilian modernist poet Oswald de Andrade. These four astonishing players draw freely on sounds from around the globe to create utterly unique, unapologetic music that remains refreshingly fun, forward-thinking and totally accessible.

There is no cover charge, but generous donation is encouraged. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit

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