Brazilian Nites Productions and Goldenvoice present
the 16th Annual
Brazilian Carnaval of Axé & Samba
featuring the “Queen of Axé Music” Carla Visi
The longest running Brazilian Carnaval celebration on the West Coast – Now in L.A. and San Francisco!
Friday, February 26th at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles
Sunday, February 28th at Social Hall SF in San Francisco
Brazilian Nites Productions and Goldenvoice are proud to present the 16th Annual Brazilian Carnaval of Axé & Samba, featuring Carla Visi the “Queen of Axé Music” and former lead singer of Cheiro De Amor. California audiences will get a double dose of Brazilian Carnaval on Friday, February 26th at 8:00 p.m. at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and Sunday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Social Hall SF in San Francisco. Brazilian Nites Productions, presenters of the best Brazilian musical talent since 1989, has curated this exciting Carnaval party to include non-stop music, dancing, drumming, and authentic Brazilian food and drinks.
Born in Salvador, Bahia, Carla Visi http://carlavisi.uol.com.br/carlavisi/ is a popular Brazilian Axé and MPB singer-songwriter. With a career spanning over two decades, she has become known as the “Queen of Axé Music.” Her powerful voice and charismatic live performances have made her one of the best-selling Brazilian female singers. Carla is the former lead singer of the band Cheiro de Amor. While with the band she released four albums with them and has since released three solo albums. She has performed her music all around the world, from Europe and the Americas to Asia.
Carnaval, the worldwide annual celebration, is the most famous and anticipated holiday in Brazil to let loose and dance the night away. The country stops completely for nearly a week and festivities are held day and night, mainly in coastal cities like Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia. Brazilian Nites’ annual party – Brazilian Carnaval – is the closest you can get to the excitement and rhythms of Brazil, in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Brazilian Nites once again brings the true party spirit of Brazil to California with the top Brazilian musicians, the best local DJs spinning Brazilian dance hits, the energy of elite samba drummers, authentic Brazilian food and drinks, a 50-person participatory drum circle sponsored by REMO.com, and of course, the titillating and elaborately costumed, world-class Samba Dancers. Audience costumes are encouraged.
-Brazilian Carnaval of Axé & Samba in Los Angeles – Event Details
Brazilian Carnaval in Los Angeles is headlined by Carla Visi and features Mariano Silva and Prakantar Band with special guest Fabio Santana.
Prakantar Band is a Brazilian music group that fuses popular American flavor with Brazilian/Latin rhythms. This 10 piece band plays popular music from Brazil including samba, axé, reggae, funk, salsa and cumbia. They cover music from artists such as Carlinhos Brown, Caetano Veloso, Daniela Mercury, Olodum, Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Ed Mota, and Motumba. Prakantar has played in large events and festivals throughout the year including Brazilian Day Santa Barbara, Summer Solstice Parade with Mariano Silva, San Diego Brazilian Day Parade as well Birthdays, Weddings Graduations and many more.
The Host for the night is reporter Giselle Claudinho. Giselle, is native of Northeast Brazil and a producer and reporter for such outlets as Brazil TV and Sete Magazine, covering a variety of special events, movie premieres, film festival and awards shows. She is also a blogger for Revista Fashion News and the Fabulous Channel, an event planner, a fashion consultant and a model. Her emcee experience includes the Brazilian Summer Festival, MMA Tournaments and a Miss Brazil Pageant. She received her B.A in Communications from the University of Instituto de Ensino Superior in Brazil.
Marcela Oliveira, Director of Samba and More (www.sambaandmore.com) leads the group of elaborately costumed, elite Samba dancers and Samba drummers that will be performing at Carnaval. Marcela has been performing Samba professionally for 15 years and will be choreographing sessions of en masse dance floor choreography or “blocos,” that will be performed by the audience throughout the night. DJ Marlon Fuentes https://www.facebook.com/DJMarlonFuentes spins dance hits throughout the night. He has been DJing for more than a decade and has performed at several events and has opened for Shakira in concert three times.
You can also expect Brazilian arts and crafts, and giveaway souvenirs of Mardi Gras beads, tambourines and shakers, courtesy of our sponsor Remo Percussion Instruments.
Brazilian Carnaval also features a menu of delicious, authentic Brazilian appetizers by Salgadinhos Brasil. The national cocktail of Brazil – the Caipirinha – will also be available for purchase. Caipirinhas are made with Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage Cachaça, mixed with sugar and lime and poured over ice. This light and refreshing cocktail blends perfectly with the heat and non-stop energy of Carnaval.
This event takes place on Friday, February. 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the El Rey Theatre, located at 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Los Angeles Tickets:
General Admission $45 ($55 at the door). Tickets on sale Now! To purchase visit www.BrazilianNites.com
Brazilian Carnaval of Axé & Samba in San Francisco – Event Details
In addition to headliner Carla Visi, the night opens with West Coast favorite, Brazilian band, SambaDá.
The band, SambaDá, www.sambada.com musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk and reggae beats so familiar to crowds of North America. While Brazilian natives PapibaGodinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of Brazilian song and dance, the entire band has developed a unique musical style with a universal appeal. The septet, is known for high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and a visually dynamic show. The addition in 2005 of singer and dancer Dandha da Hora, a member of the renowned group Ilê Aiyê of Brazil, brought authentic Afro-Brazilian flavor to the band’s already potent mixture of styles. SambaDá is dedicated to making people dance by creating an ecstatic non-stop dance party that appeals to all ages and cultures.
DJ Roberto Martins spins a mix of Brazilian dance hits. Elite Samba dancers Maisa Duke and Energia do Samba www.energiadosamba.com are the featured dancers for the night and bring a level of skill and professionalism that is unparalleled. Founded by Salvador, Bahia Native, Maisa Duke, Energia do Samba proudly describes itself as an authentic Brazilian dance company, whose goal is to promote and share Brazilian culture through music, dance and colorful costumes.
This event takes place on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Social Hall SF, located at 1270 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109.
San Francisco Tickets:
General Admission – $45 ($55 at the door). Tickets on sale Now! To purchase tickets visit: www.BrazilianNites.com
Brazilian Carnaval also features a menu of delicious, authentic Brazilian culinary creations. The national cocktail of Brazil – the Caipirinha – will also be available for purchase. Caipirinhas are made with Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage Cachaça, mixed with sugar and lime and poured over ice. This light and refreshing cocktail blends perfectly with the heat and non-stop energy of Carnaval.