saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Brazilian Nites Carnaval "Exotica" Behind the Scenes.
An L.A. Institution, Brazilian Carnaval is the closest you can get to the real celebration. All Star band of highly acclaimed international musicians perform Carnaval hits. SAMBA DANCERS and CAPOEIRA, the traditional Afro Brazilian Martial Art dance show and 100-drummer participatory drum circle.
Percussion is the pulse of this year’s festival. Olodum, from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, is the group that created samba reggae, combining Brazilian samba with Jamaican reggae, merengue and salsa
Caetano Veloso is one of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over.