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BRASIL 70: Samba / Soul / Resistance

  • Ford Theatres 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068 (map)

Highlighting some of Brazil’s most well-known, traditional musical genres alongside internationally-influenced, hybrid musical forms, BRASIL 70 will take the audience on a musical journey of socio-political turmoil, viewed through the lens of the 1970s.

1970s Brazil was a dichotomy: A soccer superpower and "Country of the Future" run by a military dictatorship that severely repressed artists, intellectuals, and progressive activists. Under the thumb of extreme censorship, artists created some of Brazil’s most compelling musical/social/political movements and produced an incredible body of work before the digital age of mass consumption. 

The musicians of the Samba Society collective (which includes MôForró, and Os Zagueiros)—along with some very special guests—will defy genre boundaries and be in dialogue with current affairs and political movements.

cover photo: Evandro Teixeira, 1968

FEATURED GUESTS:
Marcel Camargo / voice / guitar / arrangement
Thalma de Freitas / voice
Tita Lima / voice
Diana Purim / voice

Bate Batuque (Bloco Obini)
All Queens Ensemble
Led By Kahlil Cummings

and
Drew Love / percussion / capoeira

featuring
Rachel Hernandez
Izzy Peña
Ella Marie Pitts
Ashley Blanchard
Tanya Harry
Celeste Young
Louise McCarthy
Bianca Medina
Amaris Cox
Cynthia Jimenez
Giavanni Washington

SAMBA SOCIETY is:
Simon Carroll / voice / drums / percussion
Bobby Easton / voice / guitar / percussion
Beto González / voice / percussion / guitar / viola caipira
Mitchell Long / voice / cavaco / guitar / percussion
Dana Maman / voice / percussion
Kátia Moraes / voice / percussion
Fábio Santana de Souza / voice / trombone / percussion
Emina Shimanuki / voice / percussion
Colin Walker / 7-string guitar
Luis Mascaro / violin
Leo Nobre / bass
Gee Rabe / accordion
Dan Reckard / keys / sax / flute
with special guests
Rob Covacevich / sax / flute
Nic Chaffee / trumpet

BRASIL 70: SAMBA / SOUL / RESISTANCE is produced by
Beto González / Artistic Director
Simon Carroll and Bobby Easton / Co-Producers

Later Event: August 12
Forró under the Stars with MôForró