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

Rodrigo Campos

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

O Terno

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

Aline Muniz

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!


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