Monday, September 2, 2013

The Legendary Jorge Ben in NYC November 17th

Brazilian music legend Jorge Ben will take the stage at NYC's B.B. King Blues Club and Grill November 17th 2013. Get your tickets now they're sure to go fast. Even if you don't know his name, chances are you're familiar with at least one of his melodies or songs.

Following is an excerpt of a bio from the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill website:
In 1963, Jorge came on stage and sang "Mas Que Nada" (or "no way") to a small crowd that happened to include an executive from the recording company, Philips. One week later, Jorge Ben's first single was released. Jorge Ben Jor (born March 22, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian popular musician. His characteristic style fuses samba, funk, and rock into samba-rock, with lyrics that blend humor and satire with often esoteric subject matter. Born Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes, he initially took the stage name Jorge Ben after his mother's name (of Ethiopian origin)...

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Brazilian "Tropicalia" Legend
November 17, 2013
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $65.00 in advance, $75.00 day of show
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill Website

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brazilian Day NYC 2013

The 29th Annual Brazilian Day in NYC is this weekend. Samba great Zeca Pagodinho is headlining the festival this Sunday, be sure to check him out!! The festivities have already begun with the Brazilian Cultural Week and "Lavagem da Rua 46".

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Playlist: Warm-Up

The tracks you'll hear during the warm-up in my samba dance classes. You can find most if not all of these on iTunes. Enjoy!

"Já É" Jeito Moleque (download)
"Coração Radiante" Grupo Revelação (download)
"Sou Negrão" Rappin' Hood (download)
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" Grupo Sambô (download)
"Água de Côco" Marcos Valle (download)
"Zagueiro / Umbabarauma (Ponta de lança africano)" Jorge Ben (download)
"Charles Anjo 45 / Caramba / Galileu da Galiléia / Cadê Tereza? / Miudinho" Jorge Ben (download)
"Chorando Saudade" Banda Eva (download)
"Ai, Ai, Ai" Vanessa da Mata (download)
"A Galera" Ivete Sangalo (download)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Calaram a Voz do Nosso Amor" Max de Castro

I like using this track for practicing the basic samba step with beginners, perfect pace. A student asked about it yesterday, so here it is, enjoy! :)

Download "Calaram a Voz do Nosso Amor"

Friday, March 8, 2013

2013 Bahia Realness

This was all over Bahia during carnaval season this year....

Monday, March 4, 2013

Mulheres do Baile - Xão Productions

"Funk Carioca" aka "Baile Funk" aka "Funk" (pronounced, 'funkee' in Brazil)

For more of and on this kind of music, I recommend:

Miami Bass History tumblr | website
Funk na Caixa (in Portuguese)