Brazilian Carnaval

The Crocodile Presents:

Brazilian Carnaval

Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!

Sat, March 4, 2017

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$17.00 - $40.00

This event is 21 and over

Brazilian Carnaval
Brazilian Carnaval
Show Brazil Productions Presents.

Celebrating Brazilian Mardi Gras in extravagant style.

About 26 artists are ready for our Annual Carnaval.

23rd Annual Traditional Brazilian Carnaval with Show Brazil!, Eduardo Mendonça, Daniel Pita, Vamolá and DJ Irineu.
Show Brazil!'s performers: Dave Pascal (Bass and Percussion), Kohen Burrill (Drum Set and Percussion), Jes "Marrom" Brown (Percussion), Caxambu (Percussion), Dr. Maracujá (Sax and Percussion), Ted Bohn (Trombone and Percussion), Jen Gosar (Keyboard and Percussion); Guest Back-Vocals: Lindsey Dabek and Nadine Waldmann; Dancers: Dora Oliveira and Camila de Jesus.

Our History:
Show Brazil Productions promotes Seattle's Carnaval since 1995, led by Brazilian-American first generation immigrants Eduardo ( http://www.showbrazil.com/en/eduardo.html ) and Ana Paula Mendonça. Ana Paula as a woman and immigrant, and Eduardo as an African-American man and immigrant representing in Seattle, a minority working hard and surpassing challenges to keep alive the diversity of Brazilian culture in the Pacific Northwest.

Carnival festivities in Brazil date back to 1723 with the Portuguese immigrants from the islands of Açores, Madeira and Cabo Verde.
During the 1840s, masquerade carnival balls set to polkas and waltzes became popular. The Samba Schools often would use irony and sarcasm to express their displeasure with the government and the people's desire for freedom.
None can be more musically gifted than the Africans, who passed on the pulsating rhythms of the samba to the Brazilians during the days of slavery. The samba is an eclectic mix of music, song, and dance styles that Afro-Brazilians brought with them to the impoverished slums after the abolition of slavery in 1888.
Brazilian Carnaval also can be today embodiment of racial exclusion and political control. Carnaval's spectacular images of harmony and unity highlights important issues in the study of ritual, particularly in relation to power and social inequality.
Rhythm, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities where huge organized parades are led by "samba schools". Those official parades are meant to be watched by the public, while minor parades ("blocos") allowing public participation can be found in other cities, like Belo Horizonte.
The northeastern cities of Recife, Olinda, Salvador and Porto Seguro, have organized groups parading through streets, and public interacts directly with them. This carnival is also influenced by African-Brazilian culture.
The typical genres of music of Brazilian carnival also differ, depending of the Brazilian region.

Show Brazil!'s band is known to feature in one night, the Brazilian carnaval music and dance from each region of Brazil.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/