When your Brazilian friends get giddy with delight about a band, one has to get out to take a listen. Eclipse di Luna Dunwoody is where Rua 6 returned to a standing room only crowd of dancing and singing fans. The crowd was brimming with excitement to see Rua 6 which had been on a much too long hiatus from playing after a 10 year run of making great music.
Before going to the show, I wondered what to expect. My expectations were set with the following description: “Mix Samba, Rumba Flamenca, Samba-reggae, Bossa Nova and Funk. Season it with a little bit of the Caribbean, Spain and Brazil. What’s cooking? Rua 6.”
My night at Eclipse di Luna let me experience a melting pot of music formed by four musicians with different nationalities and mixed musical backgrounds. Andre Rievers, vocalist and acoustic guitar; Vlamir Abbud, bass guitar; and, Rafael Pereira, drums, all come from São Paulo, Brazil and Juan Bonini, percussion, is from Panama.
As the band likes to say…” Rua 6 is world music with a strong Brazilian accent.”