Brazilian Carnival brings samba to Sacramento

February 7, 2014 by  

For all Sacramento party animals who can’t quite make it to Brazil for Carnival this year, the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange of Sacramento 4th Annual Carnival 2014 later this month looks likely to be the next best thing.

Attendees can expect to enjoy the pulsating rhythm of the Brazilian band, Tambores Julio Remelexo. A percussionist from Salvador Bahia, Brazil. Remelexo started the band back in 2004. His music ranges in style and is an original blend of American and Brazilian rhythms—selections will include Axe, Samba-Afro, Samba, Pagode, Samba Reggae, and funk.

Also on the program will be Ney Rios (a former member of Olodum of Bahia/Brazil, a group that played with Michael Jackson, Jimmy Cliff, and Paul Simon). Ney Rios is a Brazilian musician, singer and composer also from Salvador Bahia. Another performer from that city will be the singer Fabio Juhgun from Olod Wolfthump.

There will also be special performances by the Mistura Brasileira Samba Company, Henna and Kohl Bellydance Co., and Capoeira, by Agua De Beber and Mestre Samuka. Pictures taken during this event will make colorful poster printing projects. Food and drinks will be covered in the ticket price.

The Carnival will be held at the YWCA, 1122 17th Street in downtown Sacramento on Saturday, February 22, starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets will be $15 in advance or $20 at the door.