TODAY, August 26, at 8 pm
Jorge Aragão is a Brazilian musician from Rio de Janeiro, singer/songwriter, working in the genres of samba and pagode (slower samba), highly regarded by the public and musicians alike. He is a multi instrumentalist, and plays the guitar, surdo, cavaco and banjo, among other instruments. In performances, he usually plays the cavaquinho, the tiny guitar, traditional in Brazilian samba. Almost every great samba interpreter (Beth Carvalho, Alcione, Zeca Pagodinho, Martinho da Vila) has Jorge Aragão compositions in their repertoire. This columnist will be there.
Don’t miss this unique chance to see one of the biggest names of samba: Jorge Aragão TONIGHT, August 26th, for a single concert in San Francisco at the Roccapulco.
3140 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110-4504
Very few tickets available ($65 advance/$75 door):
> Mercado Brasil – (415) 641-3066
> Sunstream Coffee – (415) 567-5330
> Cafe Di Casa – (650) 763-1025
> Pamonha’s – (650) 758-4871
> Brazil Marin – (415) 456-6132
> Bossa Nova – (510) 641-3066
Read more about Jorge Aragão here.
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 27 at 8:00pm
FORRÓ BRAZUCA &LAU PAIVA QUARTET
DJ ALFIE BATERIA
Forró Brazuca, the biggest forró band in the Bay Area, join forces with Lau Paiva, wonderful performer, dedicated to the bossa nova rhythms, and present this unique concert at Café du Nord.
8pm doors – 9pm show
21+ – Tickets:$15
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market Street, SF
Click on the names to read more about Lau Paiva and Forró Brazuca
Sunday, August 28, 2011, 8:30pm
Samuka’s Brazilian Carnaval
19 Broadway, Fairfax , CA
Samuka and The Wild Tribe Brazilian band will be playing great rhythms that will get your body moving all night long. Samba reggae, batukada, forró, capoeira and samba. There will be great Brazilian sounds for every taste.
Sunday, August 28, 2011, 5:00 pm
Brazil Vox brings more Brazilian music to the Bay Area. They play samba, funk, samba reggae (from Bahia state), Brazilian pop (MPB), forró and many more.
Brazil Vox is:
Ron Songco: Acoustic 7-string guitar and cavaco
Eduardo Amado: 6-string bass
Daniel da Rosa: Percussion and back vocals
Pablo Melo: Percussion and back vocals
Fabio Reis: Drums
Romeo Ribeiro: Guitar & vocals
Damien Masterson: Harmonica and Alto Sax
At The Ramp Restaurant
855 Terry Francois, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, September 11, 2011, from noon until 7 pm
Brazil in the Park – Brazilian independence Day celebration
Golden gate Park – Hall of Flowers (9th Ave & Lincoln Way)
With support from the Mayor’s Office of Protocol, the Brazilian Consulate and the local Brazilian community, the Friends of Brazil/Bay Area Brazilian Club, in collaboration with Kidoideira Productions, hosts a festive celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day.
Many attractions, including: Brazilian music, (Forró, Samba, Axê, Brazilian country music), Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), and an animated Carnaval Parade with the colorful Aquarela Dancers. There will be children’s activities and many, many authentic food favorites like pamonha, curau, pastels, coxinhas, docinhos, and sucos especiais. In addition to all the exciting entertainment, there will be captivating displays of arts and crafts from Bay Area Brazilian artists. You will also participate on a drawing to win tickets to the upcoming ‘Bruno & Marrone Concert’.
Admission: Free for children and $5 donation ffor adults.
For more info, please call 415-587-4990, or 415-425-7242.
Or visit: www.FriendsofBrazil.org
Sunday, September 11, 2011, from 2 to 4 pm
Contadores de Estórias Project
At Abadá Capoeira
3221 22nd Street (@ Mission)
San Francisco, CA
The project maintains the Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language alive and kicking among the Brazilian children in the Bay Area since 2003. After the summer vacations, Contadores is back with stories, activities and fun for children of all ages. The theme for this event is the Brazilian Independence Day. It is free admission.
The project is sponsored by the Brazilian Government, via the Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco.
To read more about the Contadores de Estórias Project, click here.
Visit the website: http://www.contadores-de-estorias.org/