Scottsdale, Arizona – August 1, 2010 - Capoeria Brasil Arizona & Grupo Liberdade will team up on September 10th to bring you “BRASIL FEST ‘10”, the first annual Brazilian Cultural Event in celebration of Brazil’s Independence (officially September 7th) one of Brazil’s most important action packed days of celebration to the heart of Scottsdale. The Brazilian spectacle includes various aspects of
The festivities open with a Capoeira roda featuring Mestres “Masters” from all over the world being flown in especially for Brasil Fest '10 to share their incredible skills. This demonstration will include awe-inspiring flips, kicks and traditional Capoeira music setting the tone for the event with unequaled talent & grace. Meanwhile in the room next door, New York DJ Sean Marquand will bring his deep knowledge and deep crates to Spin all things hot & vintage-Brazilian: from Bossa Nova and straight-up samba to the samba-rock of Jorge Ben, seventies Rio-style funk and beyond.
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Festivities on the night will be a complete sensory experience as a massive sound & lighting system fill the Martini Ranch both indoor & outdoor with the sounds of Brasil. As your ears & eyes feast on the beautiful music & dancers, Traditional Brazilian food will be getting served up by local Brasilian Chef, Mercedez & Co. Sip on Brazilian Drink specials prepared exclusively for Brasil Fest ’10 and enjoy live art performances by local artists Banding Hendrix & Closer (BandingHendrix.com) painting live on canvas with a focus on Brazilian Culture. SambAZ Dancers will mingle with guests as our professional photo & video crew document the experience! Also included in the night will be multi-media VJ’s from Latest Craze Productions, merchandise tables, and Prizes for Best Samba Dance performer.
Brasil Fest ‘10 is more than just an event. It is a unique opportunity for the Valley’s community to come together in celebration to experience Brazilian culture and its heritage in one amazing evening. Whether you come to dance or hang out with friends and celebrate, everyone is guaranteed an incredible experience of music, dance, art & culture immersed in the infectious energy of
This spectacular evening is a 21+ event. Tickets are $15 to attend the evening Party, or $12 when purchased in advance at www.CapoeiraArizona.com by September 1st 2010. Saturday’s Batizado Festivities are $12. Inquiries may be directed to Angelique Starks at 480.510.4741 or info@CapoeiraArizona.com.
Event Performances by:
GRUPO LIBERDADE: Grupo Liberdade is a performance group and artist collective dedicated to freedom of expression through Culture, Movement & Sound. Lead by Brazilian musical director, Poranguí. Grupo Liberdade promotes Community, Leadership & Empowerment through its music drawing upon the traditional & contemporary rhythms of
DJ SEAN MARQUAND: New York-based dj and record producer. His legendary weekly Brazilian Beat Brooklyn party, featuring a collection of 60s and 70s rarities, ran for over eight years. He has traveled extensively as a DJ of Brazilian music and released several compilations, two put out by Mr. Bongo
SAMBAZ: Comprised of some of the best dancers in the valley, led by Angelique Starks, these girls offer an incredible array of costumes and choreography drawing from the dance traditions of