Press Release - A Joyful celebration of Music, Dance, Education and Entertainment exploring Brazil – 9th Annual Brazilian Day Festival!
For Immediate Release
July 27th 2018
Brazilian Day Festival
9thAnnual Brazilian Day Festival; A Joyful celebration of Music, Dance, Education and Entertainment exploring Brazil – past, present and future
Scottsdale, Arizona. – Afro:Baile,in partnership with the Scottsdale Arts, presents the 9thannual Brazilian Day Arizona Festivalon Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. With festivities and entertainment running throughout the day, this celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day features more than 90 musicians, dancers and performers from across Brazil, Mexico and the United States, who will engage audiences with a program inspired by Brazil’s diverse, historic and colorful culture.
This year’s Brazilian Day pays tribute to the Afro-Brazilian Music and dance from the Northeast state of Bahia, Brazil. The festival will focus on various elements of live Brazilian music, dance and performances that are sure to dazzle audiences with beautiful costumes, interactive workshops and a one of a kind Samba Fashion Show. The event includes both indoor and outdoor fun, along with stunning displays of the martial art of Capoeira, a fun Batucada parade of drums, crafts for kids and more than 40 vendors. The family-friendly event will also feature educational experiences that are interactive with performances and demonstrations designed for people of all ages.
Brazilian Day will showcase the many styles of Brazilian music with an emphasis on samba, samba-reggae, samba-funk, and Brazilian fusion. Presenting its largest lineup to date, the festival will include live performances by Caique Vidal y Batuque (Bahia), Batala (Bahia), Sambaz, Axe Capoeira (Ariz.), Bossa Brazil (Rio), DJ Chris Brazil and more. Brazilian Day will also pay tribute to Mexico’s Independence Day with special guest headline band – La Sucursal de la Cumbia from Mexico; who will be joining the live music line-up with a blistering Cumbia music set.
Brazilian Day vendors will offer a variety of merchandise for purchase. Local food producers will sample and sell delicious Brazilian, Lebanese and other world cuisine. The festival’s bar will serve Brazil’s national cocktail – the Caipirinha – along with other beverages.
This all-ages event welcomes everyone, young and old, from all walks of life, to join together and celebrate culture, love, freedom and Independence Day the Brazilian way.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Festival doors open at 2 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Sept. 22. Admission is $15 and $5 for ages 11 and under. Advance tickets are available online and recommended. Visit www.BrazilianDayArizona.comfor more information.
For media inquiries regarding this festival, please contact Event Director, via email at Info@Afrobaile.com
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