Film, history and live music all come together at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook on Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, it’s all the brainchild of Sumner McKane, who is a filmmaker and composer working along Maine’s midcoast. His latest movie, “In The Blood,” is a multimedia experience that examines the logging camps of Maine from the early 1800s to the middle of the last century.
Matuto, with its rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections that mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, is coming to Colebrook on Sunday, March 6, hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. The concert is scheduled at the Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane Road in Colebrook. Matuto’s songs can sway hips just as easily as spark insights. On stage, instruments (accordion, guitar, bass, drums, cavaquinho, zabumba, and triangle) whirl around the core of Matuto’s sound: the syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. It is Bluegrass meets Brazil.