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.
Fri07Aug20158:00 pmShine Restaurant, 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO
Ginga & Dexter Payne joined by Ronaldo Andrade provide the motor for a great night of dancing.
Sat08Aug20158:00 pmBoulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO
Casuarina, pre-eminant samba group from Rio de Janeiro, appears in the 4th annual Colorado Brazil Fest. Plus two other powerful Brazilian artists, Paula Santoro & Ronaldo Andrade, as well as Ginga and Boulder Samba School. Tickets at Boulder Theater (or buy discounted tickets from Boulder Samba School members)
Thu13Aug20157-10pmCaffe Solé, 637R S. Broadway, Boulder, CO
Dexter Payne, with Dave Willey -accordion, Bill Kopper - guitar, Victor Mestas -piano, Raoul Rossiter -drums/percussion share their ever expanding collection of Brazilian choro and forró music from Brazil. For dancing, listening and enjoyment with dinner, fine wine, beer. Caffe Solé