City of Rock will be invaded on September 27 by the unique music of Mano Brown and legendary American bassist Bootsy Collins.

The audience will watch a visceral hip hop performance in an elegant mix of soul and funk, accompanied with the unmistakable groove of Racionais MCs' leader. The singer will also enlist a guest appearance. Bassist Bootsy Collins, famous in the early 1970s after rising to prominence with James Brown's band, The J.B.'s, is regarded as one of the leading names in American funk. This meeting promises to rise the temperature in City of Rock with lots of soul, rap, and funk.  

About Mano Brown 

Born in São Paulo in 1970, Mano Brown (Pedro Paulo Soares Pereira) became nationally known after forming, in the late 1980s, the group Racionais MC´s, considered the greatest representative of Brazilian Rap, together with Ice Blue, Edi Rock, and DJ KL Jay. With the group, he recorded eight albums, among them the remarkable “Sobrevivendo no Inferno” (1997) and “Nada como um Dia Após o Outro Dia” (2002), which featured the songs “Diario de um detento”, "Vida Loka I", "Vida Loka II" and "Negro Drama".  

About Bootsy Collins 

Bootsy Collins  has a pulsating, groovy bass technique that largely influenced the development of American funk. His characteristically rich sound is one of his most exclusive traits as a bassist. In 2017, Collins released World Wide Funk,  his 15th album, to great acclaim The fifteen tracks on the album feature illustrious guests: Chuck D, Eric Gales, Buckethead, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Quik, Kali Uchis, Victor Wooten, and Stanley Clarke.  

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