Due to the 1000+ attendance of Carnaval
Brasileiro 2012, a grant from the
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the excitement of all of you
who have witnessed
this amazing event in past years, we are thrilled to once again bring
an authentic, exciting Brazilian experience to the Twin Cities
February 15th - 17th,
at the Fine Line Music Café
318 North 1st Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, 55401
Carnaval Brasileiro 2013 will consist of THREE shows, including an
ALL-AGES FAMILY-STUDENT MATINEE!
I would like to
thank all of you for your continued steadfast support and unbridled
and hope you can make it to our next Brazilian Carnival celebration,
which I'm sure, with your help, will be the best ever!
-Robert Everest (aka Robertinho DaViola),
Thank you to Rico Vallejos, who got this
video footage from Carnaval Brasileiro 2011!
Photos from the last few years (by Tobin
Please take a moment to visit and
thank our thoughtful and generous sponsors,
online (click on images) and/or in person, who help to make this event
Listen to 88.5FM the week before
the event for your
chance to win free tickets!
New logo and flyer design generously
Additonal promotional help from the MN Guitar
(car-nah-VOW), the biggest celebration in the world,
is coming to Minneapolis, MN once again! We have put together a phenomenal
complete with a horn section and loads of heart-pounding hand percussion,
especially for this event. Beira Mar Brasil, led by Robert Everest, with the help
of our very special guests,
has become one of the most engaging and authentic Brazilian bands in
singer, and bandleader Robert Everest
is a Twin Cities native who has been playing Brazilian music for
over 20 years. With a Spanish/Portuguese Linguistics degree from
the University of Minnesota and several trips to Brazil he has become
fluent in not only the language but the culture of Brazil as well.
Robert's passion for these endeavors motivates him year after year
to organize and direct the biggest annual Brazilian celebration
in the Twin Cities - "Carnaval Brasileiro" (Brazilian
Carnival), in which he showcases local Brazilian talent by the dozens
alongside a select handful of famous Brazilian performers that fly
into Minneapolis-St. Paul just for this special event!
is an exuberant and dynamic singer who grew up in Bahia, Brazil,
where she sang with Carnival group Banda Relogio. She has
been singing this repertoire internationally for major festivals,
including the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, along with
Brazilian Carnival events throughout the U.S. and will be singing
with us and dancing in her elaborate carnival costumes. This will
be Dandara's seventh year with us in Carnaval Brasileiro of the
Twin Cities, and we can't wait to have her back!
Samba dancers Edilson Lima
& Vanessa Luiz
from São Paulo, Brazil have added incredible energy to
our event every year since 2009, and we are very excited to have
them back in 2013!!!
They are bringing even MORE elaborate costumes, and are looking
forward to joining us for all three shows!
We are also thrilled to have with us 2 of the
Twin Cities' outstanding percussion ensembles
who have been participating in this event for many years!
Friday and Saturday: Batucada
Drumheart (Women's Drum Center)
Photos from Carnaval Brasileiro 2011
by Carlos Samaniego
There will be a Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts) demonstration
by Omulu Capoeira Guanabara at the beginning of
all 3 events, so arrive early! Click here
for more info: http://www.omulumn.org/
And finally, the newest
addition to our Carnaval Brasileiro is Arthur
a nationally appreciated face and body painter who joined us in 2011
He will have his portfolio out and decorate you just like the dancers
in Rio De Janeiro's Samba Parade!
Those of you who have been a part of this celebration in
past years know that it is not something to be missed!!!
Weekend Schedule of Shows:
In 2013 there will be 3 showtimes for
2 evening shows Friday & Saturday (Feb. 15 & 16) from 9pm to
and an all ages family matinee on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 17) from 2
PLEASE BE SURE TO CHOOSE WHICH SHOW YOU WANT
IN YOUR TICKET PURCHASE SELECTION!
Sorry, online ticket sales are closed.
Advance tickets are still available
at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis - 2000 4th Ave. S. (612) 870-9300
(Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 9:00 pm,
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
These ticket sales have a processing fee between $1 and $1.60
You can also get your tickets at the door for $20 ($15 for matinee).
Brasileiro 2013 will take place for the fourth time at
the FINE LINE MUSIC CAFE.
It is a spacious venue with a great dance floor, plus a great sound
system - a perfect venue for this event! Also there will be Brazilian
food available, and bartenders will be trained in making Brazil's most
popular drink, the famous "Caipirinha" (KIE-PEER-EEN'-YAH
- to help you order one!)
There is a nearby ramp ($5.00) for your convenience, or you can park
in one of the lots in the area.
For those of you who
don't have a costume, Goretti, a skilled artisan from Recife, Pernambuco
in Northeastern Brazil is making authentic Brazilian Carnival Masks,
which she also made for Carnival celebrations in Brazil for many years.
She will have her own table and you can purchase a variety of masks
the night of the event and take home a great "lembrança"
(souvenir) from CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO!
During the family matinee on Sunday, Goretti will invite children of
all ages to make their own masks!
* NOTE: You will
dance and warm up at this event so dress appropriately, in costume of
This is NOT Bossa Nova!
If you have further questions
click here to CONTACT
Robert, the organizer and director.
Thanks, and we hope to see you there!!!
This activity is made possible by the voters
of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage