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The country stops completely for nearly a week and festivities are held day and night, mainly in coastal cities like Rio and Salvador, Bahia. In L.A. there is only one night to celebrate – February 25.
L.A.’s official, annual party tradition, Brazilian Carnaval is the closest you can get to the excitement and rhythms of Rio and Bahia in Los Angeles.This dance and music concert features the Los Angeles Samba School who will inaugurate Carnaval with a rambunctious parade, SambaDá and Chalo Eduardo’s All Star Band of highly acclaimed international musicians performing Carnaval hits, plus an all night pageant of elite SAMBA DANCERS and CAPOEIRA, the Afro Brazilian martial art dance. A ticket includes a100 drummer participatory drum circle by Remo and a free drawing for a trip for two to Brazil.
Joyful irreverence transforms Club Nokia’s multi-level dance floor into a HOT Carnaval party in Downtown L.A. This BRAZILIAN bacchanal offers its L.A. audience the once-a-year opportunity to embrace corporeal frenzy, indulge the senses and lose themselves in a relentless sea of samba, moving to irresistible beats behind the anonymity of sequins, masks and feathers. Brazilian food and drinks are served to heighten the sensory adventure.
The band, SambaDá, musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk and reggae beats so familiar to crowds of North America. While Brazilian natives PapibaGodinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of Brazilian song and dance, the entire band has developed a unique musical style with a universal appeal.
DJ Chris Brazil will spin additional Brazilian dance music between sets. A 100-piece community drum circle hosted by REMO will culminate in a thunderous grand finale that includes audience participation.
The Brazilian Nites Samba Dancers, directed and choreographed by Joany Macias, hypnotize with their sensual and elaborate samba steps in feather and sequined micro bikinis and Capoeira, the acrobatic martial arts dance thrills audiences. Carnaval also features the Los Angeles Samba School and sessions of en masse dance floor choreography and blocos choreographed by Fransini Giraldo from SambaBody, caipirinhas and Brazilian food for purchase, Brazilian arts and crafts, Havaianas, and giveaway souvenirs of Mardi Gras beads, tambourines and shakers.
Tickets may be picked up at the will call window of the box office (located at the Plaza level) beginning two hours prior to the show start time at 8:00PM. Allow plenty of time to find parking. You must provide your confirmation and a valid photo I.D. to pick up tickets at will call. The Carnaval 2012 is for all ages. Costumes are encouraged!
Club Nokia - LA Live
800 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015