Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Brazil’s Luisa Maita on Samba, São Paulo, and Speedy Beats

Brazilian Luísa Maita’s alluring, samba-rooted vocals may conjure up for most Americans images of Rio beaches, but Maita, who performs at Artisphere Saturday, is a city girl who has spent more time on the streets of her hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. This daughter of a parking lot owner/musician father and a record producer mother [...]

Gilberto Gil at Lisner: Expect to Hear Reggae Covers (Oh, and Forró, Too)

Brazilian singer/guitarist Gilberto Gil may be 70, but he is not content on tour to simply recreate his lilting, tuneful hits.
Two years ago, the Tropicália pioneer—and Brazil's former minister of culture—brought a cello player and a rearranged catalog to Lisner. Over the years, he has dabbled in reggae, folk, and jazz. This year he is accompanied [...]

ToDo ToDay: Lessons From Wham City

Comedy fans who dislike comedy clubs, rejoice: Tonight, Baltimore collective Wham City brings its Wonder Showzen-, Tim and Eric-, and Everything is Terrible!-inspired anti-comedy show to house venue Subterranean A. The group is touring its  newest “seminar” series, in which it covers hot topics like making money and the effects of alien advertising on humans. The [...]

International & Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Caribbean Carnival, Folklife Festival, and More

For D.C.’s Caribbean community this is THE weekend—the loud, brash Saturday parade featuring participants in Technicolor costumes plus countless concerts and parties with sound systems turned up to 11.   But if you don't like reggae and soca, this weekend offers numerous other international and roots music choices.  Around this time every year, I run into [...]

Free Tonight: Brazil’s Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda at the Kennedy Center

It’s a lively time for fans of Brazilian music in the area. Last month Gilberto Gil came to town, Caetano Veloso is performing at Lisner on April 10, and tonight Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda is making its D.C. debut with a free show at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. This 10-piece group is lesser known [...]

Music Doc: Beyond Ipanema @ AFI Wed, Thurs

As part of their Latin American Film Festival, AFI Theatre in Silver Spring is screening the documentary Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music. The film takes a look at the continuing international fascination with music from Brazil.
"For decades Brazilian music has captivated audiences worldwide. What makes Brazilian music such a powerful force? Why does [...]