Peter Margasak of the Chicago Reader praises Rio de Janeiro’s Momo (aka Marcelo Frota) for a back-catalog indebted to fellow Brazilians such as Milton Nascimento, Alceu Valenca, and Fagner and Belchior. “But his latest album, the self-released Cadafalso, strips his music down to its essence—just voice and acoustic guitar—so that his songs can step out from behind all those stylistic trappings,” writes Margasak. “Frota’s lovely voice is hushed and his crisp arpeggios are vibrant and cunningly shaped, and only his Portuguese lyrics make him sound particularly Brazilian.”
On October 29th at The Whistler, Momo celebrates the release of his new album, Cadafalso. Brazilian guitar virtuoso Renato Anesi opens.