Brasil Summerfest 2018

Brasil Summerfest NYC is from July 29 – August 12, 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside of Brazil. Legal!

Brazilian music is still the world’s most popular music after the Beatles. Every summer Brasil Summerfest sprinkles a few legends among a new crop of the year’s best Brazilian artists.

 

Brasil Summerfest Street Fair & Block Party

Brasil Summerfest opens with a street fair and block party as part of the Hester Street Fair at the corner of Hester and Essex in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 12 noon – 7 pm. FREE

Hester and Essex
Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Sunday, July 29, 2018
12 noon – 7 pm
FREE


Badi

Brasil Summerfest and Cinema Tropical present Edu Felistoque’s documentary Badi about the Brazilian singer-songwriter at The New School in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7 pm. Free with rsvp.

The New School
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Monday, July 30, 2018
7 pm
Free


Badi Assad

Brazilian singer-songwriter Badi Assad brings her unique blend of Indigenous Pop to Joe’s Pub in Manhattan’s East Village on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7 pm. $20

Joe’s Pub
East Village, Manhattan

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
7 pm
$20


Chico, Artista Brasileiro

Brasil Summerfest and Cinema Tropical screen Miguel Faria Jr’s 2015 documentary about the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Buarque at Symphony Space in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8 pm. $15

Symphony Space
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8 pm
$15


Seu Jorge

Samba legend Seu Jorge plays the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, Wednesday – Sunday, August 1 – 5 and 8 – 12, 2018. $55 – $85

Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Wednesday – Sunday
August 1 – 5, 2018
August 8 – 12, 2018
8 pm & 10:30 pm
$55 – $85


Negro Leo

Negro Leo plays Brazilian tropicalismo Jazz at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7 pm. FREE

David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center

Thursday, August 2, 2018
7 pm
FREE


Bruno Capinan, Maglore and Criolina

Bruno Capinan (electro-samba), Maglore (psychedelic indie rock) and Criolina (reggae) play Nublu in Manhattan’s East Village on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 9 pm. $15

Nublu
East Village, Manhattan

Friday, August 3, 2018
9 pm
$15


Tiê and Rubel

Tiê and Rubel play Brazilian Pop and Indie Folk at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 6 pm. $20

Le Poisson Rouge
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Saturday, August 4, 2018
6 pm
$20


The New Cultural Shift

Brazilian journalist Mila Burns discusses the intersection of culture, social justice and resistance with Women’s March founders Ginny Suss and Paola Mendoza, and Brazilian music producer Béco Dranoff at Central Park SummerStage on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1 pm. FREE with RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield

Sunday, August 5, 2018
1 pm
FREE with RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org


BaianaSystem, Hamilton de Holanda and Xênia França

BaianaSystem, Hamilton de Holanda and Xênia França play Central Park SummerStage (Rumsey Playfield) on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2 pm. FREE

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield

Sunday, August 5, 2018
2 pm
FREE


 

Hamilton de Holanda Workshop

Bandolin virtuoso Hamilton De Holanda gives a music creativity workshop at The New School in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6 pm. $40

The New School
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Monday, August 6, 2018
6 pm
$40


Xênia França

Xênia França sings Afro-Brazilian pop at NaturaBrasil in Nolita, Manhattan at 7 pm. FREE with rsvp

NaturaBrasil
240 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
(between Houston and Prince)
Nolita, Manhattan

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Nation Beat

Nation Beat plays Choro and Forró at the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Park on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm. FREE

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Flatbush Ave and Eastern Parkway)
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
6:30 pm
FREE


Rodrigo Amarante & Ava Rocha

Rodrigo Amarante & Ava Rocha play National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7 pm & 10 pm. $20

Amarante is the voice of Tuyo (Yours), the theme song from Narcos on Netflix. Pablo Escobar was Colombian, but the theme song is Brazilian bossa nova. That’s why the singing is not quite standard Spanish. But it’s a great song filled with Brazilian cool. The actor who played Escobar, Wagner Moura, is also Brazilian.

National Sawdust
80 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Friday, August 10, 2018
7 pm & 10 pm
$20


Jair Oliveira

Jair Oliveira plays Brazilian pop at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village on Friday and Saturday, August 10 – 11, 2018 at 12:30 am. $15

Oliveira’s music is everywhere in Brazil. He produces music for film, television, theatre and advertising. Oliveira grew up in the music business. His father was samba legend Jair Rodrigues.

Blue Note
131 West 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
(between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal St)
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Friday – Saturday
August 10 – 11, 2018
12:30 am
$15


Saravá, Wild Carnival! Closing Party

“Saravá” means “good luck” in Candomblé, the Afro-Brazilian religion (Santería is similar). Carnival is the pre-Lenten feast with Italian origins when the last meat of the previous year had to be eaten before it spoiled.

House of Yes is one of the wilder dance clubs remaining in New York City. This should be a great party. Legal!

House of Yes
2 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
(at Jefferson St, near Flushing Ave)
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3 pm – 9 pm
$15 – $25


 

BaianaSystem + Hamilton de Holanda + Xênia França

Three artists from Bahia showcase the rich variety of Brazilian music.
Brasil Summerfest
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield
Sunday, August 5, 2018
FREE

Brazilian Samba legend Seu Jorge plays Brasil Summerfest at the Blue Note

Brasil Summerfest
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
August 1-5 & 8-12, 2018

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Pop

NUBLU CLASSIC, EAST VILLAGE, Weds ~ Very danceable Brazilian party
#BRAZILIAN #FOLK #POP

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

Samba Legend
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017


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