Mid way through the week, and we have more exciting news to announce! The 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival is going to be one to remember! Please Join us as we celebrate '100 Years of Samba" at this year's 8th annual Brazilian Day Festival and get ready to shake it, work it, and have some fun! Before we get to having some fun, we have some amazing guests who will be joining us, please welcome the beautiful and talented, world traveling, Samba ladies from "Sambaz". These ladies put on a show you won't want to miss with big feather costumes, dancing shows, hip moves, and great energy for the whole family! We couldn't celebrate Samba without, well... the Sambistas!
Tickets and Info at www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
Good Morning! Happy Friday! We are excited to announce our friends, community partners and long time affiliates, the amazing AXE CAPOEIRA will be joining us for the 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival at the beautiful Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts! The Axe Academy is the oldest Capoeira academy in the USA, the first in Arizona, and one of the largest counterparts in the World! Axe is a mixture of Capoeira, Music, Dance, Performance, Education and teachings of positivity! We can't wait for them to join us!
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The annual Brazilian is off and running! We are excited to announce our first two bands for this year's 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts! Its about to get heavy, funky, groovy and loud with some down home Funk n Soul by non other than Os Zagueiros!!! The funky soul outfit from Sao Paulo by way of LA hits Arizona for their debut sounding like Tim Maia has risen from the grave! Can't wait to bring that soul to the desert son! Next up, we have the Bahian Sambe-Reggae batucada band BATALA joining us! The heavy percussive band blends the sounds of Bahia with heavy beat, samba rhythms and samba grooves! The group has over 1,000 members spread across 15 countries worldwide! Can't wait to see what they have planned for us!
For more info, tickets, and details, get to www.BrazilianDayArizona.com!
Our good friends Jefferson Placido and the band Samba Nonsense were at it again with a musical project in Brazil supporting the independent artists and music scene! Taking the stage in Brazil in front of big crowds recently and the magic was caught in a few great photos. Samba Nonsense no Centro Municipal de Referência da Música Carioca Artur da Távola.
To kick start Music Monday we had to start with our man of the moment, Mr Marcelo Duani! The Porto Alegre singer, songwriter and soul crooner is the voice of Brazil's present sound! But! Just a few years ago, Marcelo recorded a beautiful live set as part of the Audiometro in Brazil. Take some time, and enjoy this man's work.
What a way to kick off #MusicMonday! We have a new song by the talented singer / songwriter Marcelo Duani! The single "Letras Interminadas" Featuring Paulo Calasans, is simply, BEAUTIFUL. A song filled with elegant piano rhythms, voice, soul, and light guitar work make it a must listen!! Push Play! and Push Play again!
As we get into the groove of 2017, we want to look back at some of the wonderful events, music, and credits we've accomplished since starting Afro:Baile in 2006. We've had our fair share of ups, downs, in's, out's and all arounds. BUT!~ We have persevered to create a unique and forward thinking label, brand and event company that has withheld the tests of time to bring Arizona a monument of amazing artists, bands, djs, producers, musicians, and community! SO! With that said, we'll be looking back at lots of great posters, art work, album covers and videos over the next few weeks! We hope you enjoy!
First up! We started Afro:Baile as a weekly event in 2006. Little did we know, the little event, would grow into a full blown record label, and produce some of the largest festivals, events and concerts in Arizona. Here are a few photos of the first Event flyers from circa 2006.