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Colorado Brazil Fest 2016
Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – Sun, Aug 14, 2016, 6:00 PM MDT
Boulder Samba School is excited to announce the fifth annual Colorado Brazil Fest (CBF), a four-day celebration of Brazilian music, dance, and culture in Boulder, Colorado. The event will take place August 11th-14th at local theaters and venues and promises to excite, educate, and entertain.
Colorado Brazil Fest is the only festival of its kind in the Front Range area, and brings together a diverse group of music and dance enthusiasts who share a passion for Brazilian culture. The festival showcases samba as well as choro, forró, and Afro-Brazilian styles of music and dance. Attendees range from teenagers to retirees, and come from diverse professional, educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
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)
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, 12:00pm-5:00pm, Music starts at 1:00pm, 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.
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.
For more information, including schedule and locations, please visit www.ColoradoBrazilFest.org
About the Boulder Samba School:
Boulder Samba School (www.BoulderSambaSchool.org) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the rich heritage of Brazilian music, dance, and culture through public performances, classes, workshops, and outreach events. We seek to unite the community through the shared celebration and joy of Brazilian music and dance.