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Brazilian Carnaval 2012 feat. Swing Brasileiro & Folia Tropicalia Dance Group

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9:00pm

| $15 Adv. | $20 day of show | 18+
Mayne Stage | 1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago
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Our annual Brazilian Carnaval celebration is a yearly highlight. One of the most vibrant celebrations of Carnaval in the world happens every year in Rio de Jenairo Brazil. Sound Culture and Swing Brasileiro are proud to bring the tradition and vibe of Brazilian Carnaval to Chicago!

The night will feature local Brailian super group SWING BRASILEIRO which combines some of the area’s most accomplished Brazilian musicians playing popular carnaval musical styles such as Samba, Marchinhas, Samba Reggae, Frevo and Batucadas. The evening also includes Carnaval costume dance performances by the beautiful FOLIA TROPICALIA Dance Group.

Joining us for the first time is BLOCO MAXIMO, a 12 piece force of percussive groovers, bringing carnaval batucada from Bahia and Rio.  Bloco Maximo is a new Chicago based percussion group that brings the awesome sound of Brazilian batucada from the Pelourinho and the Sambodromo – combining the traditional sounds of timbal, repique, surdo, caixa & tamborim in a funky, energetic dose of wall-to-wall rhythm!

And to top things off watch Rio de Jenairo’s Carnaval Parade on our 22ft screen before the show starts.

18+ for entry, 21+ to consume.  Caipirinha drink specials, limited $5 valet avalable for early arrivals.  Advanced discounted tickets available while supplies last.

This event WILL sell out! so get your tickets early.