Arthur Verocai with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge

Masters of Brazilian Music Series

Friday, August 11

Lincoln Center / Damrosch Park Bandshell

7 PM – Outdoors, general admission, seating available – first-come first-served

Live Performance by Arthur Verocai with a full orchestra plus DJ sets and hosting by Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge

ArtDontSleep, World Music Institute, and Lincoln Center join Jazz Is Dead to present the first-ever NYC performance by Arthur Verocai. Accompanied by a full orchestra, Verocai will travel from his native Brazil to perform his 1972 seminal self-titled, debut album in its entirety. Sampled by MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Action Bronson, Curren$y, and countless others, the album is a staple for Hip-Hop producers and is now considered a “holy grail” within the crate-digging community. Hosted by composer, arranger, and music producer Adrian Younge and DJ, record producer, and rapper Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) in Damrosch Park, Jazz Está Morto will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of the greatest Brazilian arrangers/composers of all time, and celebrate this unique intersection of jazz, hip-hop, and Brazilian sounds. WMI is proud to honor the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop from a global perspective, spotlighting how music transcends geographical and temporal  boundaries to unite artists across languages and generations.

“I could listen to the album everyday for the rest of my life” – Madlib.

“A true master conductor. Just as incredible live as recorded.” – MF DOOM

This concert is supported by a grant from Con Edison and by world music lovers like you. We thank you! Con Edison Logo

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or