Japan Pop Show (Quannum, 2008) was an album I first really heard in winter. A smart blend of samba and turntablism, with a smattering of funk and soulful hooks, I realized then that Curumin’s sound was built for summer. According to the New York Daily News: “It’s to Curumin’s credit that he kneaded this thick sonic dough into something not just digestible but delicious.” I think it’s more akin to a refreshing cocktail than a hunk of dough, but point taken.
A Brazilian of Spanish and Japanese lineage, Curumin performs his signature blend of Samba Soul in Chicago this Thursday. Check it out. Jive on.
Thursday, July 16
10PM – doors 9PM
351 W. Hubbard
$12 advance tickets/$15 DOS cash only
Click here for “Sambito”, from the album “Japan Pop Show”.