Brasil Summerfest is a new music & arts festival launched in July 2011. The festival aims to showcase the richness and diversity of Brazil’s music scene with a special focus on contemporary artists. This includes traditional styles of samba, forro, bossanova, maracatu as well as new emerging ones such as novo-tropicalia, manguebeat, hip hop, indie, baile-funk, among others.
This weeklong festival was founded and curated by Petrit Pula, the GM of Nublu, the club and record label outpost in the East Village, and co-curated by Erika Elliott, the Artistic Director at Central Park Summerstage. Each year, the festival will present a series of events in New York City in the month of July at high profile venues in including Central Park Summerstage, City Winery, Nublu, MoMA, Drom and S.O.B.s.
The highly successful launch of Brasil Summerfest took place in July 24-31, 2011 with performances by Marcelo D2, Pitty, Forro in the Dark, Percussivo Mundo Novo, and many others. The Summerstage show was one of the highest attended shows of the season and the City Winery Outdoor show was the most attended of the season. The New York Times called it “a new entry in the city’s summer music festivals… staking out new ground focusing on some under appreciated genres and less familiar names.” This year, we will be adding more shows and more venues, and we will also welcome co-curator Beco Dranoff and co-producer Juliana Zanon to the team.
Producer & Curator