Monobloco, Cabruêra, Boogarins, DJ Luiz Santos

August 6, 2016 | 5:00 pm | Rumsey Playfield | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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In association with Brasil Summerfest


Acclaimed for incorporating diverse rhythms and styles into the samba beat,Monobloco was created in 2000 by C.A. Ferrari, Celso Alvim, Mário Moura, Pedro Luís and Sidon Silva (members of the band Pedro Luís e A Parede) as a result of a percussion workshop. Nowadays, the group performs in a yearly parade that closes the carnival festivities and is followed through the streets of Rio de Janeiro by half a million people. Its founders also created Monobloco Show, a smaller group of 17 musicians that performs all over the country and abroad, playing an average of 10 shows per month.


Cabruêra is a band showing the other side of Brazil’s rich music scene beyond Bossa and Samba. Based in the dry and barren region of Northeast Brazil, Cabruêra spices up the rural rhythms with all the urban styles you love to groove to. Considered as the “…coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country.” this band is a journey to an undiscovered music continent. Ball pen guitars, pulsating bass lines and electronic percussion tides up with the Brazilian Cliché.

Boogarins’ Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia – creating psychedelic pop in their parents’ gardens, filtering their country’s rich musical history through a very modern lens. By the time the group’s home-recorded debut LP, As Plantas Que Curam, was released on Other Music Recording Co. in late 2013, the band had recruited a proper rhythm section and were developing a name around Goiânia. Soon after, the now-expanded group was booking regular gigs in São Paulo and across the country. The last couple years have seen Boogarins on the road continually – headlining clubs and playing festivals from London to Paris to Barcelona to New York, and performing alongside many great artists around the world. Released at the end of 2015, the band’s latest album, Manual, finds Boogarins taking their psychedelic rock in even more thrilling, expansive directions.

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