Brasil Summerfest 2014 returns July 19-26, 2014

After another incredibly successful year, Brasil Summerfest will return for its fourth edition this summer of 2014. After the World Cup, New York will face another wave of Brazilian musical invasion in many venues across the city. The festival will take place from July 19 through 26, 2014.

The 2013 edition saw record numbers attending the festival.  More than 13,000 people over the course of one week attended 18 different performances at 12 high profile venues across New York City.

Since 2011, Brasil Summerfest has presented Seu Jorge, Criolo, Bebel Gilberto, Marcelo D2, Tulipa Ruiz, Emicida, Planet Hemp, Mallu Magalhães, Pitty, Casuarina, Gaby Amarantos, Forro in the Dark, Luísa Maita, DJ Nuts, Brothers of Brazil, Flavio Renegado, DJ Dolores, Rael, Karina Zeviani, Toninho Horta, Alexia Bomtempo, Pedro Moraes, Quarteto Olinda and many more!

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“The annual Brasil Summerfest, which began this weekend and continues through Sunday, has quickly established itself in New York as a reliably protean source of infectiously danceable melodies and rhythmic delights.” – New York Times, July 2013

“In its three-year history, this fest has become one of New York’s most anticipated musical showcases.” – NY Daily News, July 2013

“It’s hard to imagine that Brasil Summerfest didn’t exist up until a few years ago, because it’s quickly taken a stronghold on NYC’s busy calendar of can’t miss summer offerings.” PRI / The World, July 2013


Seu Jorge added to Brasil Summerfest lineup!

Seu Jorge at Brasil Summerfest

Complete Lineup / Brasil Summerfest takes over NYC / July 20-28, 2013

2013 Brasil Summerfest Announced! Press Release

Following record attendance numbers and critical praise for their second installment last summer, NYC’s premiere Brazilian music and arts festival BRASIL SUMMERFEST, returns July 20-27, 2013 to treat fans to a sampling of some of Brazil’s most dynamic music artists, demonstrating the richness and diversity of the country’s contemporary music scene.  The weeklong festival, which the New York Times noted, “will once again showcase a diverse array of styles from the traditional rhythms of samba, forro and bossanova to emerging contemporary scenes such as tecnobrega, Brazilian hip hop, indie, among others.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST will take place at several high profile venues in Manhattan including Central Park Summerstage, City Winery, Joe’s Pub, South Street Seaport, Nublu, Standard East, Brooklyn Public Library, with more to be added.  On opening day at Central Park SummerStage July 20, the stellar lineup will include the US debut of the show stopping performer Gaby Amarantos, the Belem-born queen of Tecnobrega-a style fusing samba with high-powered synth-driven pop who has been touted as the “Brazilian Beyonce.”  The other artists sharing the bill include the acclaimed Sao Paulo rapper/MC, Emicida, who was the first Brazilian rapper to play Coachella and has taken the festival circuit by storm, including SXSW and Back2Black in London, and was also part of the acclaimed benefit compilation Red Hot + Rio 2 (2011), and the pioneering Brazilian rap rock group Planet Hemp. The performance reunites the group with founding member star rapper Marcelo D2 and BNegão as the lead vocalists in the band.

Other exciting performances confirmed include the enchanting pop-centric singer/songwriter Tulipa Ruiz at City Winery Outdoors July 23, a daytime samba extravaganza at the South Street Seaport on July 21, singer/songwriter Alexia Bomtempo at the Standard East on July 26, and Eliano Bráz Forro Fidler at Brooklyn Public Library.  More artists will be announced in the weeks to come.

Third Annual Brasil Summerfest plans for 2013

The Brasil Summerfest team has started planning the 2013 edition and we look forward to delivering another year of great performances and events in New York City. In 2012, we had three US debut shows including international star Criolo, Mallu and Flavio Renegado as part of our 15 show lineup which also included Bebel Gilberto, DJ Dolores and many more. We plan to add more venues and more free shows including other components to the festival so that we can make it bigger, better and more exciting than ever. See you in the summer of 2013!

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