Brazilian music

Live performance: Adewale & Benjamim Taubkin

Fri, 10/25/2013

 With Benjamin Taubkin’s piano to the left, and Adriano Adewale’s drums to the right, the gap in the middle of the stage is conspicuous. But it does not remain unfilled. At a climactic moment of the second set, Adewale (pictured left), his slight frame drifting almost imperceptibly across the floorboards, leans towards to his accompanist and proceeds to create rhythmic variations with two pairs of shakers that lift an already impressive performance to a higher level of bravura.