Save the Date for Colorado Brazil Fest 2017: August 3-6
August 3: Baur’s Listening Lounge (Denver)
August 4: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place & Pearl St. Mall (Boulder)
August 5: Fox Theater (Boulder)
August 6: Boulder Beer Pub (Boulder)
We are still in the process of curating the artists and instructors for the festival.
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2016 Festival Schedule:
- Samba Percussion and Dance Performances on Pearl Street Mall, Thursday, August 11, 7:30pm, Free event
Bateria Alegria percussion ensemble performance at Pearl Street Mall, accompanied by dance performances by Bahian Rodson Santos and local dance groups (Bella Diva, Samba Colorado and Luciana da Silva)
- Evening concert with Choro Das Três at First United Methodist Church, Friday, August 12, 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm), Tickets @Eventbrite
This is a unique opportunity to see one of Brazil’s best “choro” groups in their only Colorado appearance. This lively music genre is the root of samba and bossa nova, and Choro das 3 will delight you with their virtuosic performance of choro standards and original compositions.
- “A Night in Rio” with Moyseis Marques and Ginga at Boulder Theater, Saturday, August 13, 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm, dance lesson 7:30pm), Tickets @Boulder Theater
Colorado Brazil Fest presents one of Rio de Janeiro’s favorite samba and forró singer- songwriters, Moyseis Marques. Moyseis will be accompanied by Colorado’s beloved samba band, Ginga, with additional performances by samba master Ronaldo Andrade from Sao Paulo. The show also features Boulder Samba School’s high-energy percussion ensemble Bateria Alegria, and dance performances by Rodson Santos from Bahia and local dance groups.
- BBQ and Samba Dance Party at Boulder Beer, Sunday, August 14, 1:00pm-5pm, Tickets at the Door ($5)
Boulder’s Ginga and special guest Ronaldo Andrade will perform samba on Boulder Beer’s outdoor patio, in the spirit of backyard samba parties in Rio! We will have traditional Brazilian food provided by Little Brazil.
- August 11-14 Workshops, Tickets available @Eventbrite
Workshops for Brazilian music and dance: As always, we will host workshops in music and dance: Ronaldo Andrade (cavaquinho and samba), Moyseis Marques (vocals), Choro workshop with Choro Das Três, Rodson Santos (afro-brazilian dance), and local dance instructors. Most workshops are beginner/intermediate level, and select workshops are available for kids.