Mario Forte & Sergio Krakowski

Mario Forte (violin, left) and Sergio Krakowski (pandeiro, far right) and friends performing at Planeta earlier this year.

Starting last April, Planeta Space has been fortunate enough to host a monthly performance series by the inspirational duo, Mario Forte and Sergio Krakowski. We sat down for a few drinks with the classically trained violinist and Brazilian maestro of pandeiro, to talk about what connects the unlikely pair musically, what groove means to them, the role improvisation plays in their performance — why they cannot rehearse — and the intangible, natural forces that make their unique instrumentation work so well.

Sergio and Mario will be performing the third and final installment of their “Tribute Series” at Planeta: a Tribute to Federico Fellini, this Wednesday June 21, with several special guests including Steve Dalachinsky. Come on down, bring a whiskey drink, get your face melted.

Check out the entire conversation on SoundCloud here. Small excerpts to follow. See you Wednesday