Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally time for Carnaval Brasileiro 2014, the largest annual Brazilian event in Minnesota!!! This celebration features 80 performers - singers, musicians, drummers, samba dancers, and artisans - who will transform Muse Event Center into an authentically festive Brazilian cultural experience. Last year's event drew over 1,500 attendees over 3 shows and a sellout is likely. Purchase tickets in advance to make sure you can be part of the amazing festivities!
For over ten years guitarist/vocalist Robert Everest and his ten-piece group Beira Mar Brasil have hosted this event, which features special guest, Brazilian singer and samba dancer extraordinaire, Dandara Odara. Dandara performs at over 50 carnival celebrations around the world each year in Europe, North America, and of course, Brazil; 2014 will mark her eighth straight appearance in Carnaval Brasileiro of the Twin Cities!
In addition to Dandara, Everest, and Beira Mar Brasil, this celebration will showcase Samba dancers Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz from São Paulo, Brazil, over forty drummers from Brazilian percussion ensembles Batucada Do Norte and Drumheart, and the Brazilian martial arts group Omulu Capoeira of Minnesota.
Our guests will be able to purchase Brazilian specialty drinks, try out carnival masks created by master Brazilian artisan Goretti, or have their face and body painted (just like they do it in Rio!).
This year’s event will include an all-ages afternoon family matinee (with mask and instrument making, dance lessons, and free face painting for kids). Both afternoon and evening shows will take place at one of the premier venues in the Twin Cities, the newly opened venue Muse Event Center (formerly Trocaderos, completely renovated).