July 28 // Brasil Summerfest // 3 – 6pm // FREE
Brasil Summerfest is a new music & arts festival launched in July 2011. The festival aims to showcase the richness and diversity of Brazil’s music scene with a special focus on contemporary artists. This includes traditional styles of samba, forro, bossanova, maracatu as well as new emerging ones such as novo-tropicalia, manguebeat, hip hop, indie, baile-funk, among others.
This week-long festival was founded and curated by Petrit Pula, the GM of Nublu, the club and record label outpost in the East Village, and co-curated by Erika Elliott, the Artistic Director at Central Park Summerstage. Each year, the festival will present a series of events in New York City in the month of July at high profile venues in including Central Park Summerstage, City Winery, Nublu, MoMA, Drom and S.O.B.s and Dekalb Market.
This year, they will be adding more shows and more venues, and we will also welcome co-curator Beco Dranoff and co-producer Juliana Zanon to the team.