12th Annual Seattle’s Brazilian Festival
Sunday, August 15
BrasilFest (Brazil spelled with an “S” in Portuguese). The lively world of Brazilian arts and culture will fill Seattle Center with a sultry display of South American soul, Brazilian style. This one-day extravaganza will offer continuous music, dance, workshops and performance that represent a broad repertoire of traditional and contemporary Brazilian expressions as well as traditional folkloric performers. Experience all that this exuberant and vivid culture has to offer, from Capoeira demonstrations and workshops for all ages (Brazilian martial arts), Samba workshops, children’s activities (mask-making, painting), Brazilian instruments, arts and crafts, photo exhibits and films. BrasilFest is the first annual celebration of Brazilian culture in Washington State, drawing a significant audience.
Although Seattle has a relatively small Brazilian community, it has grown significantly in the past decade; Microsoft in particular employs a large Brazilian workforce, as does the Pacific Northwest fishing industry. Regardless of the size of the community, BrasilFest has a significant contribution to make according to festival organizer Eduardo Mendonça. “Not only is this festival important to the Brazilian community but also for the general public that loves Brazilian arts and culture. Our mission is for people to have the most fun they can while being exposed to and educated about Brazilian culture.”
WHERE?: On the grounds of Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington. Venues include Center House and Mural Amphitheater.
COST: This event is free to the public.
MORE INFO: BrasilFest is produced and presented by Brazil Center and
Show Brazil Productions in association with Seattle Center, and Ethnic Heritage Council. BrasilFest is one of 20 cultural community festivals that comprise FESTÁL, a series of cultural festivals dedicated to Seattle’s rich ethnic heritage and diverse peoples. FESTÁL, which derives from a French word meaning “festive”, is produced by Seattle Center, as year-round celebration of traditions, arts and performance, cultures and communities that enrich us all. For more information please call Seattle Center at (206) 684-7200 or visit us online www.seattlecenter.com/
|(*Subject to change without notice.)|
| Center House Stage
| Mural Amphitheater
| 12:15 – 1:00 pm. – Jonathan . (Bossa-Nova).
1:15 – 1:45 pm. – Group Bahia
(Brazilian Dance with Dora Oliveira).
2:00 – 2:45 pm. – MWNW Brazilian jazz Combo. (Brazilian Jazz)
3:00 – 4:00 pm. – Talento Brasil. (Variety Talent Show Contest)
:4:15 – 5:00 pm. – Samia Panni & Friends Trio (Bossa-Nova)
Noon – 5 pm. – Children Activities.
| 12:00 – Opening
12:15 – 1:00 pm. – Batucada Yemanjá. (Brazilian Drumming).
1:15 – 2:15 pm. – Infinite Bossa. (Bossa-Nova)
2:30 – 3:30 pm. – Sambrasil. (Brazilian Music and Dance).
3:45 – 4:45 pm – Brazillionaires (Choros, Chorinhos)
5:00 – 6:00 pm. – Show Brazil! (Brazilian Music and Dance).
6:15 – 7:00 pm – VamoLá. (Drum and Dance Ensemble).
7:00 pm. – PARADE and “JAMMING ON THE ROOF”
Jam percussion and parade from Mural Amphitheater to Roof of Fisher Pavilion
| Fisher Pavilion
1:00 – 1:45 pm. – ICAF
(Capoeira Angola Workshop).
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Dandaras.
(Dance Workshop with Dora Oliveira).
3:00 – 3:45 pm. – Batucada Yemanjá.
(Brazilian Percussion Workshop).
4:00 – 4:45 pm. – Jonathan .
| Rooftop of Fisher Pavilion
2:00 – 6:00 pm. – Roda Aberta de Capoeira.
7:15 – 7:45 pm. -“JAMMING ON THE ROOF”
(Closing BrasilFest with Percussion and Dance).
Parade from Mural Amphitheater to Roof of Fisher Pavilion
Starts at 7:00pm “JAMMING ON THE ROOF”
Bring your drums to play, or yourself to dance!
| “Baianas In The Field” – (12:15 to 2:15 p.m.)
Brazilians wearing traditional costumes from Northeast of Brazil distributing BrasilFest programs and collecting donations.