Brazilian Festival Comes to Houston
The Houston area is renown for its great diversity of cultures and peoples moving here from across the world. Next week come out for rhythmic music, exquisite food and lively dancing of Brazil.
The 2011 Brazilian Festival is Sunday, September 4, at Jones Plaza in Houston, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, sponsored by the Brazilian Arts Foundation.
Join a crowd of more than 2,000 people that gathers each year for this great event that coincides with Brazilian Independence Day.
There will be live music featuring both traditional and modern sounds from the a variety of Brazilian artists. The lineup includes: The BAF Ensemble performing Capoeira, Samba, Maculele, Puxada de Rede, Afoxe, Afro, Orixas, Samba de Roda, and several other folkloric types of music.
The Brazilian Nuts Band, playing a variety of rhythms from Brazil bringing a great mix of styles like, Samba, Pagode, Xote, Baiao, rock, Samba Reggea, MPB, Frevo and even Maracatu.
Samba Soul, comprised of Brazilian Pop Music (MPB) enthusiasts, pays tribute from legendary poets to musicians of the new generation of MPB. On stage, the hits of BossaNova and the swing of Samba are interpreted in a genuinely Brazilian way.
And numerous other guest musicians.
This goes without saying, but as this is a Brazilian fest, you can dance the night away.
There will be booths for the entire family to learn more about Brazilian culture and history, and also games and interactive demonstrations.
Jones Plaza is located at 601 Louisiana St. in Houston.
For more information on Brazilian Fest please visit www.brazilianarts.org.
Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased in advance from the website or at the gate.
Whether you are Brazilian yourself and looking for a chance to celebrate your heritage, or are not Brazilian but want to experience all their great culture has to offer, this is sure to be one of Houston's liveliest ethic heritage events of the year.