It’s that time of year again! The festival of Brazilian culture, Día de Brasil, comes to Barcelona for the 5th time.
It starts at 10am this Sunday (the 8th) but the music doesn’t get going until the around 3 in the afternoon and let’s face it, you need music right.
The highlight of this year is legendary guitarist and singer/songwriter, Armandinho Macêdo. Now in his 60s, Armandinho and his band were playing at the Montreux Jazz Festival back in 1970 when he was just 17. He has been honoured by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the best instrumentalists in Brazilian history and in 2004 was nominated for a Latin grammy.
“Armandinho plays the Bahian guitar and electric mandolin with an energy and unique technique. The stories of his life and his family are directly related to a strong musical movement that took root in the culture of our country.” Guitar Player Magazine, May 2011.
So, not to be missed then!
There’s also contemporary Brazilian music from award-winning samba singer, Fabiana Cozza. Brazilian born Asturian, Vaudí Cavalcanti, delights us with his musical diversity. And Robson Rodrigues celebrates his Afro-Brazilian roots with his Forró de Fuxico project.
The brilliant Batala Percussion will be there, if they can all fit on stage that is. And of course a day celebrating Brazil would not be complete without capoeria displays from the energetic Capoeira Cordão de Ouro.
So get ready for 7 hours of some fantastic Brazilian music and lots of fun.
You can read about the full list of acts for 2013 on the Día de Brasil website.
It’ll be the 3rd year for me and I can assure you Día de Brasil is always good fun and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately the weather isn’t looking too great this year but be sure this wont dampen the spirits of anyone there. Fiesta atmosphere Brazilian style!
Día de Brasil After Party
For the first time this year, officially anyway, there is a Día de Brasil after party happening at Club Sutton up in Eixample. So come 10pm head to Carrer de Tuset near Diagonal metro to continue partying into the wee hours. 5am in fact. On a Monday morning!
The website has full details of the after party shenanigans with some videos of who’ll be playing.
Día de Brasil Barcelona 2013
When: Sunday 8th September 2013, 10am-10pm
Where: Moll de La Marina, Port Olímpic (near the Hotel Arts)
Cost: It’s free!
Getting there: Metro L4: Ciutadella Villa Olimpica | Tram via: Ciutadella Villa Olimpica | Autobuses: 10, 36, 45, 57, 59, 71, 92, 157