Beginning in the mid 90s when he went on a 2 1/2 yr walk-about, playing with bands and artists from Tijuana to Buenos Aires. During this time Dexter visited Brazil for 10 months, where he recorded with samba icon Beth Carvalho, and where met the late Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, composer/percussionist who in early life had coached soccer legend Garincha, with a championship Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro team. It was there he recorded his first instrumental album as lead solo voice, with Thiago and composer guitarist, Antonio Mello.
Check for details - this band loves kids, and they love Nokathula!
Wed03Aug20166pm potluck 7-9 danceHistoric Salina Schoolhouse, Salina, CO
Friendly gathering in a lovely setting. Spend a hot August evening in the cool mountain air, 20 min from Boulder. Great band, mostly from Sherefe with a stellar potluck and Biz Hertzberg leading the dance.
Sat06Aug201612:00 pm1475 S. Broadway, Denver
Stanley Milton is a unique bluesman, songwriter and guitarist. Dexter Payne joins his band for a special set.
7-10pmLowrey Beer Garden, 7577 E Academy Blvd Denver, CO 80230
Alter ego of Samir el Yesfi (Marrakech Express), the Tito Malaga Band is a rhumba flamenco romp with Tito and an expanding band of gypsies.
Wed10Aug201612-1pmBoulder Library, 9th & Canyon, Boulder, CO
Take an hour out of your day, once a month to relax into the contemplative soundscape improvised by this tasty group.
Thu11Aug2016Sun14Aug2016All day!Multiple sites
See Colorado Brazil Fest for details. 4 great shows, including a return of Colorado favorites Choro Das Tres, Ronaldo Andrade and direct from Rio de Janeiro, Moises Marques and local favorite, Ginga. Not to be missed...buy tickets now. Plus daytime workshops!