Brazilian Music surely has no boundaries! Our recent release"Decote" by "Ieda Cruz" has officially reached Germany! Our friends and long time supporters, DJ Rob Madass of The Jazzmadass Radioshow has just dropped a little Decote in last weeks playlist! Decote is surrounded by a world of top class acts including Gerardo Frisina, Basement Jazz and and DJ Chico Correa to name a few! We'd say she's in good company!! New album out now!https://afrobaile.bandcamp.com/album/decote
Music has no boundaries! Thanks to our good friend DJ Fred Polet at Brazilian Blend Radio in the Netherlands!! Look what he has on deck! Our recently released Ieda Cruz - Decote album!!! From Brazil to the USA to the Netherlands and beyond! Brazilian culture is making its way around the world one album, song, performance at a time!!
We are pleased to introduce to Fresno for the first time, Boca do Rio! Direct from the Bay Area, singer/guitarist Kevin Welch and percussion master Alex Elvis Calatayud will be joined by Espacio to perform some of their infectious Brazilian-pop songs!
8pm - Fresno's own Espacio plays instrumental Brazilian Jazz with percussionist Alex Calatayud
9:15- Boca do Rio with Espacio perform original Brazilian infused music
$10 general, $8 members
Food trucks, beer + wine, beautiful outdoor music venue.
Arte Américas in Downtown Fresno
1630 Van Ness Ave, Fresno 93721
Brothers in life and music, such a special combination. — com Kevin Welch e Alex Elvis Calatayud.
For Immediate Release
“Soul/R&B from Sao Paulo, Brazil Native Ieda Cruz set for Release!”
Phoenix, Arizona (USA) – September 9, 2014 - Afro:Baile Records is proud to announce the debut album release by Sao Paulo (Brazil) soul singer – Ieda Cruz & Nêga Madame. Ieda and company represent a new soul sound of Brazilian black music mixed with Funk, R&B, Jazz and Samba Rock. Scheduled for release (today) September 9, 2014, the titled release - “Decote” is a plethora of vintage Brazilian 70’s funk and soul with a twist of American R&B.
“Decote” (meaning Cleavage in Portuguese) is a beautiful album that reflects the day in the life of a young lady singing the blues of Brazil’s past, the promise of love, and the confidence of a woman’s worth. Ieda’s voice ease’s listeners in with a soft melodic tone that can quickly turn to high notes of harmonization’s that fit perfect as an instrument in her tight grooving band.
The 10 song album features an array of jazzy horns, deep bass lines, grooving drum tracks and a voice that is reminiscent of American Soul singer Erykah Badu! With a hard hitting band - Nêga Madame, these smooth operators manage to orchestrate a sound that mimics the early Brazilian Soul Pioneers such as Gerson King Combo, Jorge Ben and Banda Black Rio.
Ieda Cruz & Nêga Madame’s - Decote, will be the 16th album release on Afro:Baile Records, and will be the first “digital only” release with exclusivity in North America. Ieda Cruz first single, and title of the album – “Decote” is available Now for free download. Full length digital album available for $7.00 at www.Afrobaile.com.
All Press, Music and Inquiries can be directed to Miguel Ivery at Info@afrobaile.com.
We had an amazing time at the 5th annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival! Nearly 2,000 people joined us from all across the state of Arizona as we ushered in our big 5 Year Anniversary Event! The day was warm, the food was tasty, the drinks were plentiful, and the music, dance, performances and activities had the day moving from start to finish!!
Take a look at some of the photos that were captured from our big event over the weekend! *All Photos Courtesy of Arizona Republic / Arizona Foothills Magazine / Various Friends and Community Partners*
We would like to send a huge "Obrigado" to all the magazines, newspapers and media partners who helped get the word out for the 5th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival! We are grateful and excited to know we have such amazing support for culture and community here in Arizona. We would like to thank a number of Magazines and TV friends including: Phoenix Newtimes (3 part series), Raising Arizona Kids Magazines, Bare Essential Newspaper, Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, 12 News (live), Channel 5 News (live) and over 15 more online web calendars & event listings that helped featured our 5-Year anniversary festival.
Bom Dia Friends! We are excited! Today is the Day! Brazilian Day! The 5th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival is set to unfold in just a few short hours! We have an incredible day lined up and we can't wait for all of you to join us for the celebration! Its Independence Day the Brazilian Way!
The Indoor / Outdoor Festival offers 2 stages of Brazilian Culture just for you! The outdoors with Live Entertainment, and the indoors with Workshop / demonstrations / hands on activities & more!
OUTDOOR STAGE includes:
Boca do Rio // Batala Los Angeles // Axé Capoeira Arizona // Raiz Brazil Dance Company // DjSeduce // Music Makes A Difference (DJ El Dopa) // DJ Trop'a! // @Lili de Peixinhos
INDOOR STAGE includes:
Brazilian Zouk Dancing Scottsdale // Gracie Arizona - Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu // Axé Capoeira Tucson // @Axe Capoeira (Tempe) //
FOOD & DRINKS provided by:
Triple Dot Food Truck (argentina) // Mijana Grill Az (lebanese) // Corporate Caterers (brazilina) // LEBLON Cachaça (caipirinhas) // Scottsdale Center of Performing Arts (variety) // @Blendtaztic // @CA Snow // Aloha Cakes az & more!
VISIT OUR SPONSORS! including:
AAA Arizona // GoDaddy // The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey, P.C. // Raising Arizona Kids Magazine // Phoenix Suns
VISIT OUR VENDORS! including:
Danja Russ Details // Arizona United Soccer Club // Diamond Resorts International // Origami Owl Living Lockets // New York Life Insurance Company // Wyndham Vacation Rentals // It Works Global // Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix // Living Well Chiropractic // Bath Planet // John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center // Mi Tienda Latina // @Solutions4Seniors AZ // DirectBuy //@Vacation Village Resorts
Phoenix Suns Gorilla // Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
All of this and a Whole Lot More is going on TODAY! Join the Fun! And take home a piece of Brazilian Culture that will last a life time!
5th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival
Tickets & Info
Bom Dia Friends! What an amazing morning we had today! Our friends at Channel 12News invited us to perform live, and talk about the upcoming Brazilian Day Festival! Label mates and community partners, Axe Folclorico and DJ Seduce were on hand to give viewers an opportunity to see what sorta performances they can expect to see at the festival tomorrow - Sept 6th. Axe performed a traditional song and dance from the Northeast of Brazil (Recife) known as Coco de Roda. The colorful costumes, and vibrant drum beats were a big hit with TV viewers and passerby's on the street corner! It was a great way to get the energy of Brazil flowing here in the valley! Can't wait to see you all at the event!
Tickets and Info - www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
Greetings friends and fans of the Brazilian Beat! Our man DJ Seduce is back with a fresh batch of classic and newly released Brazilian songs in his latest podcast mix titled - "To Brazil Frontwards"! The featured podcast for September takes listeners on a trip through the organic sounds of Drum n Bass, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop, Samba, Funk, Electronica and more! DJ Seduce explores a variety of artists that include - Ugly Duckling, Os Cariocas, Airto Moreira and Banda Black Rio. This swinging new mix will have you moving and grooving as you get ready to go out on those warm summer nights! All the songs featured on this album and others like it, are a combination of classics, remix's, nu-age, sampled, b-sides and more. One minute you're on the dance floor, the next minute riding bikes in Cococabana! Press Play and Enjoy!
This Saturday, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host Arizona's largest celebration of Brazilian Day, the country's independence day.
Hosted by Afro:Baile, a Brazilian-music record label created by Miguel Ivery, the event is in its fifth year and will feature many aspects of Brazilian culture, including dance, martial arts and food.
Here are three reasons to attend the event, which features indoor and outdoor activities:
The well-rounded event features 55 performers from Brazil and across the U.S. Axe Capoeira will showcase the martial art developed by slaves. Gracie Arizona instructors and students will demonstrate the grappling and ground fighting that make up Brazilian jiu jitsu. Dancers will perform Brazilian zouk, a couples dance characterized by the woman's flowing hair, as well as the samba, featuring elaborately costumed performers. Bands will perform samba and bossa nova music, and a samba queen will be crowned.
2. It's open to all ages.
Unlike Carnaval with its party atmosphere, Brazilian Day is family-friendly with upbeat performances that will keep kids entertained. Hands-on activities include learning to play Brazilian instruments, learning capoeira and jiu jitsu moves, face painting, arts and crafts, and meeting performers for photo opportunities. The Phoenix Suns Gorilla will make an appearance from 1 to 2 p.m.
3. You can immerse yourself in a different culture.
This is a great opportunity to try something new. Enjoy authentic Brazilian and Argentine dishes, as well as Brazil's national drink, the caipirinha, made with cachaca liquor, lime and sugar. Vendors will sell wares including colorful feather headbands, jewelry and Brazilian music. Get out on the dance floor and learn samba and capoeira moves.
Featured Article - http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/events/2014/09/02/brazilian-day-arizona-celebration-scottsdale/14980615/