Still Time to Catch Minas at LPCL

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Minas Brazilian and American band will perform at the Lower Providence Community Library Monday night. Credits: Minasmusic.com
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Do you have plans tonight? It doesn’t require a single dollar in your pocket, but if you are still searching for a night of fun, turn to the Lower Providence Community Library.

No, we are not suggesting you lose yourself in a deep romance novel or catch-up on the latest “tween” dramas (though those both sound like fun nights, too!). Instead, the library will become rather NOT silent Monday night.

Instead of the usual quiet atmosphere, the sounds and sights of a Brazilian band, Minas.

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“With over two decades performing in a variety of formats, their professionalism and versatility, from the duo to ensemble, to orchestra and big band, has placed Minas in high demand,” said a recent release form the LPCL. “Minas takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of Blues and Choro, to Folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a Bossa Nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling.”

Minas brings together Orlando and Patricia in compositions, the library’s release stated, that have been “compared to classics by Cole Porter and Antonia Carlos Jobim.”

According to the Minas’ website, the music includes poetry in both English and Portuguese, as well as female and male vocals. Guest to Monday night’s show can get a sneak peek of their sound with this Pandora link to the band’s music.

The library’s release said that the sounds produced by this unique band will entice many different age and interest groups.

“Capturing the essence of great songwriting with memorable melodies, inventive harmonies and poetic lyrics, the music of Minas is engaging and timeless,” said the LPCL release.

The program is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the LPCL. Guests are asked to preregister on Monday by contacting the library. To register for the free event, email lplibrary@mclinc.org or call 610-666-6640, ext. 0.

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