Brasil SummerFest, the largest event of Brazilian music in NYC, is fast approaching. From August 5 until August 13 you can enjoy events of music and cinema in different locations in the city. The closing day happens at the Hester Street Fair with Brazilian food vendors, drinks and a block party. The complete line up is below. Mark your calendar.
August 5 @ Central Park Summer Stage
Elza Soares, Liniker e os Caramelows, Teleseen
Brazil’s iconic samba singer, provocative persona and signature vocalist headlines the festival with her captivating new show, “A Mulher do Fim do Mundo.” Joined by Liniker e os Caramelows, led by trans-gender vocalist Liniker Barros, this group of like minded musicians has been breaking new ground with their blend of Brazilian soul.
August 6 @ Nublu
Liniker e os Caramelows, O Terno, Lan Lanh
Rare chance to see Liniker e os Caramelows, O Terno and Lan Lanh share the stage!
August 7 @ New School
Film: Tropicália (dir by Marcelo Machado)
Co-presented by Cinema Tropical
“Tropicália” brings a contemporary look at this important cultural/music movement, which exploded in Brazil in the late 1960s. It mixes newly recovered archive material and interviews with the icons of the movement such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Ze, Mutantes and others.
August 8 @ Natura Brasil
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from São Paulo, Rodrigo Campos performs his own blend of catchy samba with funk riffs and experimental grooves.
August 9 @ Brooklyn Public Library
Forró in the Dark
New York’s original forró party band performs their percussion-heavy, rhythmic dance music blended with jazz, folk and country.
August 10 @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Making their US debut, São Paulo based power trio draws inspiration from tropicalia, rock and soul and is the new face of Brazil’s DIY culture.
August 10 @ The Archway, Manhattan Bridge
Batuque da Lan Lanh
A master batuqueiro, Lan Lanh’s solo percussion is joined by melodic arrangements of acoustic guitar, viola caipira and cavaquinho.
August 10 @ Joes Pub
Brazilian pop artist Aline Muniz will be showcasing her broad range of influences from bossa nova, classic MPB to electronica and pop.
August 11 @ The Museum of the Moving Image
Film: Tim Maia (Dir by Mauro Lima)
Co-presented by Cinema Tropical
Life and work of Tim Maia, a highly creative singer and composer, known for his explosive temper, who revolutionized Brazilian music with funk and soul. This film recreates his life, from his teen till the peak of his career as one of the most popular and beloved stars of the Brazilian music scene. Directed by Mauro Lima.
August 12 @ The Django
Zabelê, Alexia Bomtempo
The daughter of Baby do Brasil and Pepeu Gomes, Zabelê’s emerged into the music scene after the release of her debut self-titled album which blends Brazilian MPB, pop and electronica. Brazilian-American artist Alexia Bomtempo pays tribute to Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa’s remarkable, avant-garde debut album “Domingo”, in commemoration of its 50th anniversary this year.
August 13 @ Hester Street
Hester Street Fair x Brasil Summerfest
Closing day of Brasil Summerfest with Brazilian food vendors, music, drinks and fun!
More Info: http://brasilsummerfest.com/