presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
A celebration of Brazilian and Portuguese culture, SummerStage imports some of the biggest names in Portuguese-language music to Central Park. Five-time Latin GRAMMY winner and Brazilian legend Marisa Monte has been gracing the airwaves for decades, becoming one of the country’s most recognizable voices in the process. Her 2021 LP Portas—her first in nearly ten years—is a timeless masterclass in MPB (música popular brasileira). As bright and buoyant as ever, Monte hasn’t skipped a beat. Duo Joana Amendoira and Fred Martins marry Brazilian fados and melodies that meet in the middle of the Atlantic, performing works from their latest albums Na Volte la Mare and Ultramarino, as well as works Martins composed with famed writer Tiago Torres da Silva. They’re joined by Music from the Sole, a tap dance and live music company that celebrates tap’s relationship with Afro-Brazilian dance and music, connecting its lineage to samba, house dance and passinho (Brazilian street funk). DJ Lara Gerin is on the ones and twos.
This program is supported Instituto Guimarães Rosa – Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
5pm Doors / 6pm showtime / Free
Entrance at 72nd St and 5th Ave
FORRO IN THE DARK
Forro / Dance
Forró in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of forró from Northeastern Brazil with a melting pot of rock, jazz, reggae, psychedelia, folk and more. The band features Davi Vieira, Mauro Refosco, Guilherme Monteiro and guests.
Rain date July 6
6:30pm Showtime / Free
Brooklyn Public Library - 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Brazilian Baile / Tropical Bass / Electronic
Mulú (formerly known as Omulu) is the pseudonym of Rio de Janeiro DJ and music producer Antonio Antmaper, one of the artists responsible for the renewal of Brazilian electronic music. He was one of the creators of the signature sound of singer Pabllo Vittar in 2015, co-producing her debut EP “Open Bar”, genre bending work recognized as a revolution in Brazilian pop music. Tietta will be supporting the evening with her infectious DJ sets that go through baile funk and beyond.
10pm doors / 11pm showtime / 21+ to enter
Nublu - 151 Avenue C, Manhattan
MPB / Samba Soul / Jazz
Rising pop star Duda Beat is originally a specialist in Brasil’s indigenous style of MPB, this young singer-songwriter has begun to explore punk, funk and art-pop with the release of her independently produced second album, Te Amo Lá Fora. Duda Beat is now one of the leading female contemporary voices in Brazil, pushing musical boundaries beyond her native country. She will be joined by DJ Mulú, a pioneering artist in the renewal of Brasilian electronic music.
7pm doors / 7:30pm showtime / Free
Damrosch Park at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St
Brazilian Party Classics / Samba / Forro
Beat the heat and immerse yourself this summer with our very first Silent Disco featuring Greg Caz, DJ extraordinnaire and Brazilian music specialist, who brings the sounds of Brazilian party classics for you to dance to.
7pm showtime / Free
Lincoln Center Plaza, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St
MPB / Brazilian Indie Pop
Zabelê is the daughter of two of the biggest names in the Brazilian popular music scene: the couple Baby do Brasil and Pepeu Gomes, the main artists of the libertarian and revolutionary group Novos Baianos. Garnering attention as a aftter her solo album release, Auê, in 2021 on the Warner Music label, Zabelê is now blazing her own trail within her family's music tradition.
6pm showtime / All ages
The Archway (under the Manhattan bridge) - 155 Water St, Brooklyn
Luciane Dom, singer, songwriter, and music producer, is part of the new generation of contemporary artists from Rio de Janeiro. She brings poetry to themes of Black diaspora, feminism, empowerment, and other social reflections that impact the construction of her emotions. Her musical sound is influenced by Afrobeats, urban jazz, reggae, and Ijexá.
7:30pm / All Ages
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center