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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park,
Wilmette IL
7:30pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
7:30pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
12:30pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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Tico-Tico

Zequinha Abreu/arr. by Naohiro Iwai

 

Tico-Tico Zequinha Abreu (1880-1935) was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A musician from an early age, he composed nearly 100 works by the age of 25. In 1917 his orchestra played his new composition, still unnamed, at a ball. The jumpy, fast-tempo song made the dancing couples go crazy. Abreu observed that those people looked just like tico-ticos (a kind of little bird) eating corn meal, which is the meaning of the song’s eventual name "Tico-tico No Fubá". The song became popular in the early 1940’s in Brazil, and in the U.S. where it was sung by Carmen Miranda and included in a movie by Walt Disney. 

Last updated on April 5, 2012 by Palatine Concert Band