ATTENTION! SAVE THE DATE 2018!
We are on the Calendar to Celebrate our 9th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts!!! OMG!! 9 Years!! 2018! Are you ready to come back and Dance with us? LETS DO THIS!!! We will be announcing a number of additions including more music, official host, food and so much more!!!! Over 25,000 in attendance inception, and we want to go bigger than ever in 2018 to add to that number! We hope you will join us!
9th Annual Brazilian Day Festival
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND 2018!
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
All Ages, Family Friendly, and Always a Great Time!
Presented by Afro:Baile in partnership with the Center.
Brazilian Day Festival sights and sounds
Celebrating Brazilian culture in the desert
The band Grupo Cupim Do Samba performing during Brazilian Day Festival on Saturday.
Sandile Lukhozi, Reporter/SCC
September 25, 2017
On Sept. 23, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts hosted the 8th annual Brazilian Day Festival in celebration of 100 years of Samba music and dance.
Samba is one of the oldest dances in Brazil and the dance is normally performed during festivals or carnivals. The festival aimed to celebrate and experience Brazilian culture which began at 2 p.m and ended at 9 p.m.
Arizona arts enthusiasts were treated to a feast of activities with music, dancing and bands, both indoors and outdoors.
For the first time since its inception, this year’s festival displayed Brazilian artifacts and treasures from 1920 to 1960
Speaking to Northeast Valley News Abbey Messmer, Programming Manager at Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts said part of the event includes celebrating Brazil’s Independence Day.
“Every year there is a different theme and the theme this year is 100 years of samba, which is a dance from Brazil,” Messmer said. “The purpose is to celebrate Brazilian culture which includes music, dancing, food and all kinds of instrument and entertainment.”
With over 50 performers in 2017, the event is the largest Brazilian Festival in Arizona and has been attracting nearly 18,000 people since its inception and this year’s numbers might be slightly higher than that.
“This is probably the most attendance we have had,” Messmer said.
Mariana Bortoluzzi, Guest Services Coordinator said apart from dance samba music and dance, the event also raises funds and educate everyone in the area about arts.
“We had lots of people, which we more than expected,” Bortoluzzi said. “We sold out on food and everyone enjoyed themselves.”
She also mentions that this year’s festival attendance signifies the growth of the event.
Retha Sudjono, volunteer at the festival and student at Scottsdale Community College said when she found out about the festival she didn’t want to miss it.
“I really really loved seeing lots of people dancing in Brazilian way and I found out so many cultures and then there was food and everyone was happy,” Sudjono said. “I found out this is an interesting festival to be held every year and I hope to participate more in such kind of festivals.”
We are beyond words with gratitude for each and every one of you who attended this year's 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival! Presented by Afro:Baile in conjunction with the Center, the festival ignited souls, vibes, energy and fun from Brazil to the desert! Roughly 4,000 of you celebrated with us a joyous occasion called Brazilian Day! 100 years of Samba! Brazilian Independence Day! A day we will never soon forget!
Check out some of these awesome photos captures by friends, fans and photographer Steven Yap!! More photos, videos to come!!
Keep checking www.BrazilianDayArizona.com.
What is Brazilian Day Festival?
Join us for a fun-filled festival as we celebrate the 8th Annual "Brazilian Day Festival" at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by Afro:Baile, in partnership with The Center; the 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival is the largest, most authentic, and award winning Brazilian Independence Day Festival in the valley. The all ages Brazilian Festival is a great opportunity for the whole family to come and experience a variety of Brazilian culture, including – Live Brazilian Bands, DJ's, Dancers, Capoeira, Jiu-Jitsu, Film, Performers, Food, Drink, Shopping and more!
Brazilian Day Arizona Festival will Celebrate 100 Years of Samba (music and dance) with 2 unique and fun areas both OUTDOOR + INDOOR. The designated areas will allow attendees an opportunity to experience a variety of Brazilian culture throughout the day and night. As the day time party winds down, Brazilian Day Festival will transform from fun in the sun, to a night time Carnaval experience with lights, staging and dancing as the sun goes down. No Passport Required! Bring the kids, the family, the neighbor's and enjoy Brazilian Day! Official: www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
Official Flyers 2017
Outdoor and Indoor Schedules for the Day & Night
One of the unique elements we added to this year's festival is some wonderful artifacts and treasures from Brazil from about 1920 to 1960. They will be on display upstairs at the festival starting at 2pm. Excited! Thank You to the Moore Family for the donations from your families collection. Muito Legal!
This Saturday! Join us! Tickets & Info www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
In just 3 Days!
We'll be glowing with Excitement! 8 Years of Brazilian Culture brought to you by Afro:Baile! A festival that was designed to be both Entertainment, and Educational at the same time. Whether you love live music, dancing and food, or you want to learn about Capoeira, Samba and Music, we have something all attendees will enjoy throughout the day!
Brazilian Day Festival is Definitely one of the most unique and truly authentic festivals for culture and community in Arizona.
Tickets | Info
Come Early! Stay Late! We are excited to offer over 8 hours of continuous live music, dance, art, performances, food, drinks, and fun! Here is the 2017 Schedules of Events happening both indoor and outdoor at Brazilian Day Arizona Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts this weekend!
Saturday September 23rd 2017
2pm - 9pm | All Ages
$12.00 | $6.00 *11 & Under
Tickets | Info
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AllTickets Purchased Online | "Sunday Sept. 17th to Friday Sept. 22nd"
Your Ticket(s) will be available for pick up the "DAY OF THE EVENT" on Saturday 09/23. Your tickets will be at the "WILLCALL WINDOW" at the "Festival starting at 1:30pm". PLEASE PRINT your Receipt and Bring a PHOTO ID to the FESTIVAL on the "23rd" to redeem your tickets.
1 week from today!! OMG! Brazilian Day Arizona Festival! Can you feel it? the rhythm, the beat, the sound, the ora of Brazil? Its all happening NEXT SATURDAY! 8th Annual! Independence Day! 100 years of Samba Celebration! It only happens 1x a year, so this is it!
Join us! Saturday September 23rd 2017! 2pm - 9pm! Your ticket includes live music bands, djs, performances, workshops, Capoeira, samba class, music instrument (to play), arts and crafts for the kids, and just a meaningful culturally cool time! *Food, Drinks and Merch sold separate.
Tickets Online @ www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
Presented by Afro:Baile in conjunction with the Center!
Raise your hands if your coming to Brazilian Day Arizona Festival!!! 1 More Saturday to Go!!!! thats Right!!! NEXT Week! Next Saturday! September 23rd 2017 we are bringing you 8 year of Brazilian culture and community to the valley of the sun! Live Brazilian Music! Samba Dancers! Performances! Djs! Capoeira! Workshops! Food! Drinks! Merchandise! Local Businesses! and most of all, am experience we hope you all enjoy!
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