One of the main attractions at Brazilian Day is the main stage where major Brazilian artists perform for the throngs of green, yellow and blue clad fans. This year it’s Sertanejo super duo Jorge & Mateus and dance/pop star Latino. If you like large crowds and live concerts I recommend you go, even if you don’t know Portuguese or know these artists. The energy is sure to be electric and unlike anything you’ve experienced!
Apparently Jorge and Mateus also have a social conscience; they recently donated the entire proceeds of a sold-out concert, over US$183,000, to a cancer hospital (“Jorge e Mateus batem o recorde do ano e doam cachê em Barretos“, August 26, 2012, PBAgora.com.br).
You’ve probably heard at least one version of “Dança Kuduro”. This one by Latino featuring Daddy Kall is a version of French-Portuguese singer/songwriter/producer Lucenzo’s 2010 dance hit “Vem Dançar Kuduro”, which became popular in many European countries. There are several versions of the song including one with Lucenzo and Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Don Omar, and artist Pitbull. Kuduro is a music and dance style from Angola. Latino’s “Dança Kuduro” was released earlier this year on Universal Music.
Latino’s music career has spanned 2 decades and included the release of 9 commercially successful albums, hosting Brazil’s Sábado Show and producing for other recording artists.