Hello & Good weekend Friends! Just a quick update for some questions being sent to us via FB about Tickets & Discounts.
\\ Saturday Aug 30th - Tuesday Sept. 2nd //
Discount Tickets Available "Online Only" @ TICKETS PAGE.
All Ticket Orders Receive 1 FREE Download Brazilian Album (15 songs).
\\ Wednesday Sept 3rd - Saturday Sept. 6th //
"Full Price Tickets" Available ONLY through Scottsdale Box Office
• Phone: Scottsdale Center Box Office - 480-499-8587
• Web: Scottsdaleperformingarts.org
• Day Of at the Festival - Sept 6th @ 11:30am
\\ What Comes with the Price of Admission //
Indoor & Outdoor: Live Music & Dance / Workshops / Activities
• Live Bands (3)
• Live DJ (3)
• Dance Performances
• Kids Corner
• Samba Queen Contest
• Jiu Jitsu
• Samba Dance
• Brazilian Zouk
\\ Phx Suns Gorilla 1pm -2pm & Mayor Jim Lane Noon-1pm //
\\ Food & Drinks ll Sold Separately //
• Brazilian, Argentine, Lebanese & American Food avail.
Plus Over 25 Vendors & Sponsors Booths / Brands / Merch
\\ Discount Tickets Online - 8/30-09/02 //
General Admission (ages 11 & up)
• 1 for $12.00
• 2 for $22.00
• 4 for $40.00
• 5 for $54.00
• 10 for $95.00
Kids Tickets (ages 10 & under) Online // 08/30-09/02 //
• $5.00 per child
• 5 Tickets for $20.00
• Ages 2 & under Free
We hope this clarifies your questions. Everything above (minus food) is included in the Price of admission. :)
NOW! Get Your Tickets before its too LATE!
Hello Friends! Fans and Community! We have some exciting News!
Just confirmed! Attending as our Special Guest! The funny and always diabolical crazy Phoenix Suns "GORILLA"! will be joining us at the 5th annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival this year! You heard me! The fuzzy dunk master himself will be taking part in the festival early on in the day. You might find him hanging around the Suns Booth, or perhaps eating some Bananas in the lawn, or who knows, maybe the Brazilian fever will have him dancing a little SAMBA! No matter what, the event is gonna be a good time! The Gorilla will be on hand from 1pm - 2pm. Come Early! The event is gonna be Bananas!
Discount Tickets are still available (HERE) until Monday September 1st!
Hello Friends and Community Partners! We are excited to announce even more big news today! If you didn't think we could get any bigger, any better, any more WOW! Well you better buckle your safety belt because the 5th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival is going to be one to remember!
On behalf of Brazilian Day Festival and Afro:Baile Records, we are happy to announce our newest Sponsor / Partner for the upcoming event! Arizona's own "Phoenix Suns" basketball organization will be joining us at the event this year. The Phoenix Suns will have a fancy booth set up near the entrance of the event and will be on hand to support the culture and the community! Who knows there might even be a fuzzy friend roaming around! The Phoenix Suns organization is truly one of a kind here in the valley and we are excited to have this great team / organization as not only our Sponsor but our friends to help make this year exciting!
With that said! We have even more great news! Coming Up in October! The Phoenix Suns will face the Brazilian Flamengo Basketball Team right here in downtown Phoenix at the US Airways Center on October 8th! For Fans of the Suns and Phoenix Brasileiros who love Brazilian Basketball, this is your chance to see the Brazilian team direct from Brazil vs the Suns! A Special Discount Ticket Link has been added to ensure Brazil is in the house!
Wear your bright Brazilian colors, bring your Brazilian flags, and come ready to cheer for both Brazil! And our own Phoenix Suns!
Fact of the Day! Did You Know? We offer workshops?
Last week we introduced our outside stage / outside area that features live bands, djs, dancers, food, and drinks. But today, we would like to introduce our inside stage / indoor area and some of the New & Unique Activities we'll be hosting.
The Indoor Stage / Workshops:
Join us indoors throughout the day as several top instructors from Brazil and the USA treat attendees to various workshops, presentations and activities for ages young and old. Brazil's diverse culture offers a variety of dance styles, martial arts, instruments, costumes and history, that has created a plethora of amazing colors, customs, and every day living in Brazil. .
Event Attendees will have the opportunity to listen, learn, watch & take part in some of the demonstrations style workshops including:
Workshops / Indoor Stage opens promptly at 12:15pm and will run on and off until 5pm.
Who is JONIA MCCLENNEY & RAIZ BRAZIL?
Her love and respect for Dance and Performing Arts was transferred to her love for Samba and other Brazilian Dances/Art Form. She wanted more to represent these styles of dance, the same way more traditional dance styles like Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and even specialty dances like Salsa, Flamenco, Belly Dance, etc.. have the theatrical approach to numbers, performances, attention to detail in the technique, resulting in amazing production numbers out there, Jonia believed that the Brazilian Samba and other Brazilian Dances deserve the same respect, and that she could create great Brazilian Dance Numbers with a theatrical approach, representing the Brazilian Culture and Art Form with authenticity, professionalism, with attention to detail for the essence of what it is, but also being in the level of a Master Piece choreographically speaking, educating and entertaining the audiences.
In February of 2008 she had the debut of Raiz Brazil Dance Company, in the Sambala Samba School Carnival Ball in the Vault 350 in Long Beach. Jonia in 2008, won also the Samba competition for the “Queen of the Drums” (“Rainha da Bateria”)of Sambala Samba School, Title that she kept for the past 4 years and she was honored in represent Sambala as the “Queen of the Drums”.
RAIZ BRAZIL DANCE COMPANY
Raiz Brazil showcases a sophisticated and authentic Brazilian Samba Show in Los Angeles, as well all over USA and internationally. Our show has amazing Brazilian Samba Dancers highly trained, with authentic "Samba no Pe" (Samba on the Feet) and committed to entertain showcasing the best of their skills! Raiz Brazil has also a theatrical approach to different types of dance from Brazil like: Brazilian Samba, Axe, Samba-Reggae, Frevo, Maracatu, Forro, Xaxado, Samba Gafieira, etc... Showcasing in the authentic form and as well as fusing with more traditional techniques like jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, musical theater, & more.
We made some announcements a few weeks back about when we confirmed our special guests Jiu Jitsu Academy - Gracie Arizona! What we didn't tell you was, who Relson Gracie is, and what significance he has to Brazilian culture worldwide!
Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, the man who is credited as innovating the Jiu-Jitsu taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is now known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also referred to as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Relson was born into the most influential martial arts family of the modern era. Ten years after the commissioning of Academia Gracie, Grandmaster Helio Gracie held the world’s first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Gurilandia Clube, Botafogo. Relson competed in this historical event at the age of 10 and was the Brazilian National Champion in both his own weight class and the open division for an unprecedented 22 years straight! His record and domination of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu earned him the name “Campeao,” Portuguese for Champion. Relson’s accomplishments did not go unnoticed.
Although Relson’s techniques are deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, as taught to him by his father, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, his personal style has focused on “street effective” techniques. As such, he has developed a Jiu-Jitsu designed for defending yourself in a survival situation where there are no rules.
GRACIE ARIZONA: (Nathan Zigler)
The school is run by Relson Gracie Black Belt Nathan Zigler. We pride ourselves on a friendly training atmosphere focused on the technical aspects of Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Whether you’re looking for self-defense, sport BJJ or just a great way to get fit while learning to defend yourself, this is a good school for you. We are a club, not a commercial business. Our priority is to train productively and safely in a fun, friendly environment. Our goal is to train and learn technique, not to pummel each other. However, do not mistake compassion for weakness; we have regular sparring matches as part of every class to test skills and provide aggressive training. Our reputation as a highly-technical and have various relationships with all of the other BJJ schools and instructors in town.
Nathan Zigler Accomplishments:
"If you have ever been curious as to what it takes to learn, study and get invovled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Day will offer a 45 minute session with the Gracie Arizona Academy lead by Nathan Zigler and some of the top Jiu Jitsu students in the valley. Workshop is Free as part of the paid Ticket admission to the Brazilian Day Festival".
BOM DIA!!! We hope you had a good weekend! We sure did! The countdown is winding down! We can't wait! Big News this morning!
DEAL OF THE DAY:
This week only! 3 Days (Mon / Wed / Fri) We will offer a Deal of The Day! Free Merchandise! Free Music! Even Free Tickets! with select Deal of the Days! SO! With that said, here is today's, Deal of the Day!
For only $22.00!
Visit: TICKETS page
FACT OF THE DAY:
The Annual Brazilian Day Festival is a celebration of Brazilian Independence Day. Brazil's real Independence Day is September 7th in Brazil. It was the day Brazil declared independence from Portugal in 1822.
Why Brazilian Day 2014? What’s different from last year?
If you attended our event last year (2013), you know we put on a show that was Great, but not Amazing. It was the First time we moved the event from a night time event, to a Day time event, and even moved to a new location. It was a good experience, a learning experience, and a good lesson on how we can improve to be even better in 2014. As we make our return to the Fabulous Scottsdale Center, we have created a much larger festival than last year. We’ve added a lot of new features, vendors, music, community partners, instructors and more. We’ve improved, we’ve rebuilt, and we’ve created an Amazing Day just for you! Last year was Great, but this year we want Awesome! So, take a minute and see all the new features and add-on’s we’ve created for you this year! Enjoy!
We’re Celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary Brazilian Day!
OUTSIDE STAGE / AREA: We’ve made a lot of Changes!
• Additional Food Vendors! Including Brazilian, Argentinian, American, Lebanese, and Food from Holland!
• More Drinks! We’ll have Caipirinhas! Shaved Ice! Smoothies! Lemonade! Soda & Water!
• Added Vendors! We’ve added 3x as many vendors, totaling just over 25 in all! Stroll the walk walks outside while stopping by a variety of different brands and businesses.
• Kids Zone! Will return with even More fun and creative Arts & Crafts, Coloring, Face Painting, Balloons, and even some educational aspects about Brazil’s wildlife
• More Entertainment! Added to our (Outside Stage), including 3 Live Brazilian Bands, 3 Brazilian DJs’ & 3 Dance Performances by Brazilian Lady’s’ & Gents.
• Special Guest! Welcome the “Mayor of Scottsdale, Mr. Jim Lane”. Jim will be on hand to deliver the opening statement to get the day going!
• Arizona’s own, “Arizona United Soccer Club”, has partnered with us this year! The team’s United Army street team will be joining us for Brazilian Day! You may just win free tickets to a game!
INSIDE STAGE / AREA: We’ve added (in addition to our already set program)
• We’ve added more instructors and different types of Dance lessons / workshops.
• We’ve added a new style of Brazilian Dance called “Brazilian Zouk”. This is a couple’s dance that is reminiscent of Brazil’s Lambada, but much more intimate in style and foot work.
• We’ve added a Samba workshop / performance from our Brazilian friends from Tucson. If you want to see how to shake your groove thing, come check it out!
• Relson Gracie’s (Gracie Arizona Academy) will be our guest Jiu Jitsu Academy this year! The Gracie family is a prominent martial arts family from Brazil known for their development of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
• We all dream of Hawaii! We have our good friends from “Aloha Cakes” inside selling some delicious cakes, cupcakes and other fine pastries right from the island!
So there you have it! We wanted to give you a brief rundown of all the changes and additional entertainment, class’s, activities, foods, vendors and more good stuff we have added to this year’s festival.
THE BEST PART IS!
Its only $12.00 for ALL. Meaning Both indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment for the entire day is $12.00! (kids 10 & Under $5.00)! Discount Tickets too? You bet! Just follow the link to the TICKETS PAGE!
Less than 3 weeks to go! Don’t be left standing in line!
Muito Obrigado friends! Enjoy your Day!
DID YOU KNOW! Fact of the Day!
Brazilian Day is both live entertainment, fun activities & workshops. The festival will feature 2 stage areas. 1 Stage Indoors and 1 Stage Outdoors!
THE OUTDOOR STAGE:
Will be our main stage with Live Entertainment, Bands, Dancers, DJ's, Performances and our annual Samba Queen Contest! Also Outdoors, we will have over 25 Vendors / Sponsors & Food Friends!
Just think, sitting outside under the big tree's on the grass hill (blankets and low-rise chairs are allowed) rocking out to some great Brazilian Bands like Batala Los Angeles + Axé Capoeira Arizona + Boca do Rio! The bands focus on all sorts of Brazilian styles such as Samba, Samba Reggae, Batucada, Fusion, Afro and more! In between bands you can catch some of the best Brazilian DJ's including DJ El Dopa, Trop'a and DJ Seduce playing the best Brazilian music around to keep the party grooving!
If that weren't enough, the outdoor stage will also feature amazing Brazilian Dance performances by Raiz Brazil Dance Company & Axe Folclorico! The groups will be dancing to a variety of Brazilian dance styles include Samba, Afro, Carmem Miranda and more!
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
Over 25 Vendors, Sponsors, Food & Drinks Stands will be decorating the outdoor walks ways allowing patrons too easily move about from booth to booth. Shop till you drop! Vendors include a variety of companies from Health & Wellness, Jewelry, Music, T-shirts, Vacations, Home Improvements, Jobs, Modeling, you name it, we got it! Something for everyone!
FOOD!!! FOOD!!! FOOD!!!
Brazilian Food? CHECK! Lebanese Food? CHECK! Argentinian Food? CHECK! American Food? CHECK! Holland Food? CHECK! WHAT? YES! We will have the Food grilling and tasting GOOD! So Come Hungry!
KIDS AND FAMILIES!
We love kids! We Love Families! Bring the kids and have some fun with our Activities area featuring Face Painting, Balloons, Arts and Crafts, Learning and getting Creative with our staff!
Did We Mention, this is Just the OUTDOOR Stage / OUTDOOR area Only!!
We still have a full Day of stuff to do INSIDE as well!!! More on that Tomorrow!
Highly advised to get your discount tickets before they run out! Visit our TICKETS page!
Batala Los Angeles is a samba reggae music and dance ensemble. Led by Musical director Mario Pallais.
DescriptionBatala—an international samba reggae performance group—was founded in Paris in 1997 by Giba Goncalves, a Bahian percussionist (Ilê Aiyê, Olodum, Muzenza, Male Debale, Jimmy Cliff, Tupi Nago, and Kaoma). One of the founders of the Afro Bloco Cortejo Afro, an arts education project to help underserved young people living in poor communities, Goncalves moved to Paris in 1997 and founded Batalá as the European wing of the project. Today, Batala Paris is the oldest of all the international Batala contingents.
Cortejo Afro and Batala share much of the same repertoire and since 1999, Batala groups have performed every year at the Salvador’s carnaval as part of Cortejo Afro. From its inception in Paris, individual Batala organizations have sprung up all over the globe in countries as diverse as Brazil, England, Spain, Wales, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Angola, South Africa, and The Netherlands. In the United States, Batala Washington DC was founded in 2007 and Batala New York City was established in 2011. Batala Houston and Batala San Francisco and Los Angeles are currently being formed.
The international movement shares the samba reggae musical arrangements and percussion breaks composed by Goncalves, graphics, costumes, and dance movements. With a worldwide membership of over 800 drummers, the shared musical and artistic models facilitates the various groups to travel from country to country and participate in events together. Batala drums, sticks and mallets, drum straps, and costumes are produced in Salvador at Instituto Oya and Fabrica Batala under a fair trade agreement.
The name Batalá carries a double reference to the phrase “bateu lá,” meaning “hit there” in Portuguese and to Obatalá (Oxalá), the Candomblé diety who is the father of the Orixas and of all humanity. Draped in the purity of white, Obatalá is the source of all that is peaceful and compassionate
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