Brasil Summerfest 2022 brings the latest music, art and film from Brazil to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens from June 29 – July 24, 2022 with both ticketed and free events.
Brasil Summerfest in New York City is the biggest Brazilian music and arts festival outside of Brazil. Legal!
Brasil Summerfest 2022 Brings the Latest Brazilian Music, Dance, Art & Film to NYC
Brasil Summerfest really is a look at what is happening in Brazil now. Legal! (Cool)
Here are some explanations for our fellow New Yorkers who aren’t Brazilian.
- Baile Funk is a dance party in the Rio Favelas (and the music for it).
- MPB is Música Popular Brasileira, Brazilian Pop Music.
- Candomblé is the Brazilian form of the three main African Diaspora religions that developed in the Americas. Samba comes from it. Argentine Tango comes from Candomblé through the Uruguayan tradition Candombe, to Milonga, to Tango. We are mixes of each other.
- Samba is a Brazilian Party tradition that is most expressed in Carnival. Cuban Rumba, Puerto Rican Bomba, Colombian Cumbia, Venezuelan Tambor, and Peruvian Festejo are similar traditions in different regions.
A Brazilian party is really fun!
Brasil Summerfest Opens with Rodrigo Amarante (Narcos Theme) & Alice Caymmi at Le Poisson Rouge
Brasil Summerfest 2022 opens with Rodrigo Amarante (“Narcos Theme”) singing Brazilian Pop and Alice Caymmi singing MPB at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on Friday, June 29, 2022 at 7pm (6pm doors). $31. 🇧🇷
Dênde & Band, Fogo Azul & Adriana Portela Turn Nublu into an Afro-Brazilian Drum Circle
Dênde & Band (Dendê Macêdo) plays Afro-Brazilian Funk in the Candomblé spiritual tradition, and NYC’s all-woman drum line Fogo Azul with Bahian percussionist Adriana Portela play Samba Reggae at Nublu in the East Village on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 11pm (10pm doors). $20. 🇧🇷
Céu, Rommel and DJ Ubunto Turn Lincoln Center into a Música Popular Brasileira Dance Party
Céu sings MPB, Rommel plays MPB and DJ Ubunto spins Brazilian music for dancing at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 7:30pm (7pm doors). Free. 🇧🇷
Rommel, DJ Ubunto & DJ Gaspar Muniz Spin a Baile Funk Dance Party at Nublu
Rommel sings MPB with a dance afterparty with DJ Ubunto and DJ Gaspar Muniz spinning Baile Funk at Nublu in the East Village on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11pm (10pm doors). From $20. 🇧🇷
Zabelê and Ana Bial Make the DUMBO Archway Pop
Zabelê sings MPB with a pop up gallery by Rio artist Ana Bial at the Archway in Dumbo, Brooklyn on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6pm. Free. 🇧🇷
Alice Braga and Gabriel Leone Star in Brazilian RomCom “Eduardo & Mônica”
Alice Braga (City of God) and Gabriel Leone star in the New York premiere of René Sampaio’s romantic comedy “Eduardo & Mônica” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 4pm. $15. 🇧🇷
Luan Barbosa’s Roda de Samba Brings Carnival to the Brooklyn Public Library
Luan Barbosa’s Roda de Samba play Samba outdoors at the Brooklyn Public Library in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm. Free. 🇧🇷
Eliseu Cavalcante’s “Ser Manguezal” Photo Exhibition Shows How Mangroves Protect the Land
Eliseu Cavalcante’s “Ser Manguezal” photo exhibition highlights the importance of mangrove swamps in protecting the land at Steven Amedee Gallery in Tribeca, Manhattan on Thursday, July 21 from 6-8pm. Free. 🇧🇷
Brasil Summerfest 2022 Closes with a Baile Funk Dance Party by Leo Justi, João Brasil and DJ Daniel Haaksman at House of Yes
Brasil Summerfest 2022 ends with a Baile Funk dance party spun by Leo Justi (Heavy Baile), João Brasil making his U.S. debut, and Berlin DJ Daniel Haaksman (Man Recordings) at House of Yes in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 3-10pm. From $20. 🇧🇷