6th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Ball PDX
Theme: GIRLS FROM IPANEMA
Rio Carnaval Style Band «Bloco Alegria»
+ Dj Seu Digo (Batucada PDX)
+ Mandela Dancing Beast!
+ Special Guests
For the 6th consecutive year, comes the annual Brazilian Carnaval Ball PDX. With more than 500 people last year, we plan to make the best carnaval party ever in Portland!
It might be the last one organized by Batucada PDX in town, as our producer is moving to Europe. Don't miss this event
Experience the real Rio Carnaval!
Bloco Alegria is Portland's newest Rio style samba band.
They are a community of people who love samba, and celebrate the music, dance, and culture of Brasil.
Playing the heart-pumping rhythms of Rio's carnaval parades is what gives this band its unique sound and vibrancy.
Samba is a popular form of music and dance from Rio de Janeiro. It has deep African ancestral roots with respect to the drums used, the rhythms, and the structure of the music itself.
Many of the members of Bloco Alegria have studied and played samba in the US or have gone to Brazil to learn more. Several of them speak Portuguese.
ABOUT THE NAME
The word «alegria» means «happiness» in Portuguese. The word «bloco» refers to a «city block».
Historically, people in different neighborhoods of Rio would get together and play samba in the streets, drawing their neighbors out to celebrate. Different neighborhood blocks would form different samba groups with creative and fun names.
As time passed, these groups became more formalized and well-known throughout the city and the word «bloco» took on the meaning of «group» or «band».
Currently in Rio, samba groups that play in the streets include groups like Bloco Suvaco do Cristo, Bloco Simpatia e Quase Amor, and larger more internationally known groups like Monobloco.
Friday, February 16th at 9pm, 21+
Tickets: $15 advance
$20 at the door
$30 VIP Lounge (private bar, premium view, tables, game room, intimate Caipirinha class)
We'll see you there!
BATUCADA PDX TEAM