Brasil Day is happening this Saturday, September 17 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All day long, there will be festivities going on to celebrate Brazil--it's culture, music, and connection to New Orleans.
This year marks the first annual New Orleans Brasil Day in an effort to raise awareness of Brazil's impact and cultural footprint on our city. There will be cultural activities, music and dance workshops, Brazilian food and crafts, round table discussion, and of course, live music.
The theme of this year's festival is "Memory" and there will be a special focus on Mestre Curtis Pierre's cultural legacy and Casa Samba, New Orleans' first samba school. If you've ever been curious about the beautiful samba dance, here's your opportunity to learn more about it.
12-12:45 p.m. - Cissa Paz (Rio de Janeiro) Música Popular Brasileira
1-1:30 p.m. - The Truth Brass Band: New Orleans Brass band music Brazilian music fusion
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Herlin Riely and Friends (New Orleans) Jazz
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Marcio Pereira (Bahia) Bahian Jazz
3:30 - 4:20 p.m. - Geovane Santos(Minas Gerais) Brazilian jazz and original music
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Casa Samba and Friends (New Orleans) Afro Brazilian drumming and Bateria de Escola de Samba
This event is free and open to everyone. Be sure to bring your folding chair and get ready to have a great time! Go to the New Orleans Jazz Museum website for more info.