Sambada at Sly McFly's
- When: Friday, April 4, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Sly McFly's , Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Sambada mixes lush samba and capoeria with reggae and funk; on top of this bed of up-tempo music (no mope-rock stuff here) they sing and chant in Portuguese. The effect is enchanting, intoxicating and sexy. "Cade Cade" best showcases the band's range; funk and rock guitar join forces with souful sax; they accompany the soaring, sultry singing of Dandha Kyer; that's supported by back-up vocals, chanting, and steady, persistent percussion that sounds like a drumline. It's a long, trance-inducing song. Then all the instruments drop out until it's just a spartan drum beat and Kyer's plaintive voice; when a chorus of kids enters the picture, you're hooked. Sambada's lively and steamy music transports the mind and body out of the temperate coastal cool of Monterey, to a place where flip-flops, sun, futbol and caipirinhas rule the day. [WR]
9pm. Sly McFly's, 700-A Cannery Row, Monterey. 372-3225. http://www.slymcflys.com.