January 13th at Federation Square

January 13th at Federation Square

Monday, October 15, 2007

Viva Brazil Program - Artists confirmed

We are pleased to confirm the participation of the following performers at the Viva Brazil Festival

Daniel & Carolyn (Brazilian Soul)

Daniel is Brazilian and teaches in the biggest and most popular dance school in Rio de Janeiro since 1999. Carolyn is Australian and has been studying and teaching with the real masters of dance in Rio de Janeiro since 2005. Together, they bring you the best of Latin Dance. To know more about the couple visit their website www.braziliansouldance.com


Melsamba is Australia’s Premier Samba Band. It was founded in 1988 by the “Carioca” Carlos Ferreira. If you want to add colour, energy and great music to your corporate or private function or festival, Melsamba is the band to call. For more information visit their website http://www.melsamba.com/

Filhos da Bahia Capoeira Group
Mestre Val founded the group in 1983 in Salvador, and christened it the ‘Associação de Capoeira Filhos da Bahia’ after coming back from a trip to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

In the last 10 years in Australia, Filhos da Bahia Capoeira Group has being promoting a lot of great Capoeira events. With the presence of Great Capoeirista (Mestres, Professores and Students).

For more information visit their website http://www.blogger.com/www.capoeira.net.au/home.php

Bossa Negra

Formed in Melbourne by drummer Howard Lee, this band is dedicated to the performance of Brazilian music. After almost 2 years traveling in Brazil and studying the numerous Brazilian music styles from Recife down to Rio de Janeiro, he has complied a repertoire that includes the styles of samba, frevo, maracatu, forro, MPB (Brazilian pop) as well as the famous bossa nova that dominated the world since the 1960’s.
Check out Bossa Negra at MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bossanegra

"David Chong and Tatu Rei represent a new breed of talented and commited songwriters and musicians that take the post bossa aspect of musica brasileira and forge new ideas and sounds that are rich in melody, harmony and buoyant rhythms with a universal appeal. Bravo!" - Doug de vries

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