The Brazilian Day Arizona Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. It will showcase the many flavors of Brazil with entertainment and educational elements! The festival is put on by Afro-Baile, a local record label dedicated to Latin music. Founder Miguel Ivery said he started the festival nine years ago to highlight musicians from his label, but it has evolved into a showcase of Brazilian cultural traditions. The festival will once again highlight the diverse styles of Brazilian music, dance and martial arts.
Headliner Caique Vidal y Batuque will bring a taste of Brazilian soul/reggae/funk music. Drum group Batala La will lead a parade around the perimeter of the festival before performing, and Bossa Brazil will show off the bossa nova style of music popular in Brazil. The cultural scope of the festival has expanded with the inclusion of Sucursal de la Cumbia, a cumbia, salsa and Latin fusion group from Mexico.
The SambAZ Dancers will perform and give workshops during the festival. Workshops will also offer instruction in capoeira and Brazilian percussion instruments. Festival goers can learn about Brazilian culture through a retrospective display of artifacts from the 1890s to the 1970s. The exhibition features comic books, paintings, books, magazines, vinyl records and vintage toys.
There will also be an area with craft activities, and food vendors will sell popular dishes such as coxinha and flan, as well as Lebanese and Japanese foods!
Where: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
Date: September 22nd, 2018
Price: $15, $5 for ages 3-11, free for age 2 and younger
For more information, visit: braziliandayarizona.com