Thursday, August 2 7PM / FREE

David Rubenstein Atrium


Born in the northeast of Brazil, Negro Leo lived for years in Rio de Janeiro and recently moved to São Paulo. Action Lekking is his first São Paulo album. Influenced by Peter Brötzmann’s free jazz, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben’s “tropicalismo”, and by James Chance and Arto Lindsay’s nowave, Negro Leo has been highlighted in Rio’s scene alongside bands linked to Quintavant, an event that happens at Audio Rebel (in Rio) and includes artists such as Chinese Cookie Poets, Cadu Tenorio and Bemônio. This scene has gotten attention from The Wire, New York Times, Noisey, Tiny Mix Tapes, and others. NegroLeo played on prestigious stages around the world, such as Cafe Oto (London), Counterflows Festival (Glasgow), Festival NRMAL (Mexico City), Novas Frequências (Rio de Janeiro) Virada Cultural Paulista (São Paulo), among others.