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Headlining is Latin Grammy , singer Nominee DIOGO NOGUEIRA directly from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opening the festival is pianist Marcos Ariel with a variety of bossanova beats!
is 27 years old, a singer, and a composer, and comes from a noble lineage of samba music. Son of the renown composer and singer João Nogueira, before Diogo was even one month old, he was already tagging along with his parents to samba gatherings, called pagodes, and was accustumed from an early age to listen to samba and choros. João Nogueira would always invite his son to participate in his shows and in the samba between friends. Soon after, invites for Diogo arrived with hopes of having him participate in the samba gatherings, called roda de samba, in Rio, a habit that awareded him repect and aproval with the veteran samba greats.
is indefatigable as a pianist, flutist and composer. He blends his “Carioca” (one who is native to Rio) style with Jazz and classical influences to create orchestrations and performances that are distinctly his own.Born in Rio de Janeiro, where Music is a way of life, Ariel has spent much of his childhood studying classical piano and memorizing master works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. Later, he developed a passion and admiration for Samba, Choro, Jazz and Bossa Nova through the music of Master Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The sinewy Brazilian dancers of Vai-Vai Sambaxe crown the party offering a visual feast with extravagant performances of samba and axé. The ensemble of dancers radiates sheer energy and passion with an exotic show created authentically in Brazil, incorporating the mysticism, folklore, energy, and creativity of the culture. Using all the best dancers and singers of Brazil, the performers represent the many cultural backgrounds of the people, bringing to life Brazil’s Technicolor soul. Mestre Amen & Capoeira Batuque (www.capoeirabatuque.org
) perform the always breathtaking and gravity defying capoeira .
Brazilian arts and crafts booths will be located throughout the Ford. Such items as Brazilian-made jewelry, T-shirts, exotic bikinis, clothes, and the famous Hawaiianas (Brazilian Flip Flops) will be available for purchase.
This event is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2009 Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations.
: Show starts at 8:00PM. Doors open two hours prior to the show for picnicking, booths and music from Rich from Listen Recovery. Please bring your printed confirmation and a valid ID to the will call to redeem tickets.
: On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows. For evening shows only, FREE non-stacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre performances only, is available at the Universal City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the "kiss and ride" area.
Brazilian Summer Festival
The Ford Theatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068