Snatch One of Your Last Chances to Enjoy World Music in the Sunny Outdoors at the Brazilian Independence Day Festival Finale: September 12th, Sunday (Noon – 6:00 p.m.)
I don’t know about you … but to me, a tried and true summer girl, there is no better place to enjoy great world music than outdoors in the warm sunshine. So, as the season wears down, why not take advantage of one of your last opportunities to enjoy the fair outdoor weather. Come on out to the grand finale of the 15th annual Brazilian Independence Day Festival or as the native locals would call it “Veha Pintar o 7”. This Sunday event marks the end of a week-long series of celebrations. Most importantly it will be an afternoon chucked full of great opportunities to enjoy Brazilian music.
The afternoon begins with a flag raising ceremony and the singing of the Brazilian national anthem by Ms. Daniela Speziale. Then march along with Marcus Santos and AfroBrazil during the festival parade. There’s plenty more music to be heard for the rest of the afternoon compliments of Afro Orpheu Musical, Forro band Cabras da Peste, and David Ramos e Samba no Pe. Included in the musical mix will be dance performances by the Moves & Vibes Co, and Capoeira with Mestre Chuvisco . Sounds like a pretty good line-up to me.
You can continue your exploration of Brazilian culture by sampling the ethnic fare at the food booths, visiting various informational exhibits, or checking out what’s for sale in the arts and crafts area. If you just happen to be a soccer fan, then you’ll want to meet local Brazilian star Roberto “Betu” Linck of the New England Revolution in person. Since this is an event for all ages, there will be plenty of activities to keep the kids happy, including special exhibits by the Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium. All in all this looks to be a great day to immerse yourself in a little Brazilian culture, to the tune of some great ethnic music.
When: September 12th, Sunday (Noon – 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Christian Herter Park (Brighton)
More Info: 617-787-0557 (ext. 15)
Entry filed under: Annual Events, Brazilian, Concerts, Dance Exhibitions, Festivals, Latin music, Local Artists, South American music. Tags: world music Boston Brazil Brazilian South America American Latin festivals festival.