The sixth edition of the acclaimed Brazilian music and arts event, BRASIL SUMMERFEST, showcases a selection of Brazil’s most dynamic artists at free and paid venues around NYC. The lineup captures the festival’s trademark mix of styles, demonstrating the diversity of the country’s contemporary music scene.
- LINCOLN CENTER OUTDOOR HEARST PLAZA – AUGUST 5th, FRIDAY
ZÉ RENATO, a prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist, will perform at Lincoln Center’s outdoor Hearst Plaza on Friday August 5, with special guests VINÍCIUS CANTUÁRIA and RICARDO SILVEIRA. RENATO’S beautiful vocals and stirring songwriting have graced 14 albums over a 25-year career, with many of his songs recorded by other acclaimed Brazilian artists including Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro and Lulu Santos.
- CENTRAL PARK SUMMER STAGE – AUGUST 6th, SATURDAY, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
One of Brazil’s leading samba bands, MONOBLOCO, known worldwide for their percussive batucada sounds and annual musical parade that closes the Carnival in Rio. They will perform at the Central Park Summer Stage on Saturday, August 6th, along with BOOGARINS, the popular young Brazilian psychedelic-pop rock band hailing from Goiânia, and CABRUÊRA , a Brazilian experimental band from Natal (City of the Sun), who perform a mix of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, electric funk, folk-rock, and Middle Eastern sounds.
There will be a pre-show panel discussion (4:00 to 5:00 PM) Entrepreneurial Carnaval and Its Impact on Brazilian Culture with Philip Galinsky (Samba New York) , Leo Morel (author of the Monobloco biography) and Celso Alvim (one of Monobloco leaders).
BRASIL SUMMERFEST 2016 COMPLETE LINEUP:
8/3/2016 – Sergio Krakowski – Joe’s Pub
8/3/2016 – Dendê & Band – Brooklyn Public Library
8/4/2016 – Deltas – Lincoln Center Atrium
8/5/2016 – Zé Renato, Vinicius Cantuaria, Ricardo Silveira – Lincoln Center Hearst Plaza
8/5/2016 – Benji Kaplan, Kassin – Nublu
8/5/2016 – Ava Rocha – Joe’s Pub
8/6/2016 – Monobloco, Cabruera, Boogarins – Central Park SummerStage
8/6/2016 – Brasil Summerfest closing party with Cabruera, Ava Rocha and more – Nublu