The Luiz Caracol Trio will make the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts one of the stops on its summer 2015 tour of the Eastern seaboard. The trio will perform Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the UCCPA, 42 Depot St.

Caracol is a Portuguese singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music has a strong mix of influences from Portugal, Brazil and Africa.  He will perform his album “Devagar” for the first time in the United States, collaborating in trio with percussionist Ruca Rebordão and Brazilian viola caipira player Gustavo Roriz. All members of this remarkable trio have successful international careers playing with well-known artists.

Born in south Portugal, Caracol grew up in a culturally mixed environment. His family lived in Angola and they moved to Portugal to an area where many African and Brazilians have relocated. This had a great influence on him, both as a person and as a musician.

Rebordão, a composer as well as percussionist, has enjoyed a 30-year career as a professional musician. Born in Angola, his family soon moved to Brazil and then lived in Australia. He currently commutes between Portugal and the US.

Virtuoso Brazilian musician Roriz’s professional career in music has been developed over the last 20 years around the bass and contrabass, now plays the viola caipira, a particular Brazilian guitar.

Tickets are $15, available online at and at the door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or