Friday, February 3, 2012

February is Brazilian Carnaval Month in Minneapolis/St. Paul! (and Brazil)

Brazilian Carnaval is this month and while I've never gotten to go to Brazil, there are several great Brazilian music events that I'm part of in February right here in Minnesota:
Feb. 9th - Samba Meu at the Black Dog Cafe (Karen Quiroz, Tim O'Keefe, James Allen, and David Martin) from 7-10:00pm in St. Paul.
Feb. 18th - Chico Chavez, Karen Quiroz, and David Martin at  The Mendoberri Cafe and Wine Bar from 7:30-10:00pm in Mendota Heights
Feb. 24th-25th - Carnaval Brasileiro 2012 at the Fine Line Music Cafe
           - Last year was a blast and almost the same line-up this year: 3 shows in 2 days including a Saturday matinee. 9pm both nights and a 2pm matinee on Saturday. Featuring over 50 performers! Beira Mar Brasil Carnival Band, Batucada Do Norte and Drumheart percussion ensembles, professional samba dancers Edilson Lima, Vanessa Luiz, and Palloma Pimentel, face and body painting, Brazilian food and drinks (caipirinhas and guaranĂ¡!), and much more!!!  $15 in advance/$20 at the door for the evening shows and $10 in advance/$15 at the door for the afternoon matinee. More info/tickets at 

Hope to see you out at one or all! - David