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Main Stage at Brazilian Day 2012: Brazilian Country and Dance Pop

Brazil Day NYC 2012 Are You Brazilian blog
Latino and Jorge e Mateus Brazil Day 2012

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!

Jorge e Mateus is one of the most popular groups making Música Sertaneja, Brazilian country music. Sertaneja is the genre most played on Brazilian radio. Jorge e Mateus have released 2 gold and 2 platinum albums since 2007 on the Universal Music label. They sing a lot about romantic love and heartbreak. As you can see from the video they draw crowds of tens of thousands and are well-loved in Brazil. “Pode Chorar” (2009, Universal Music Ltda), Portuguese for “you can cry” is one of their major hits, about the end of a love affair. They sing that it’s now the other’s turn to cry since he’s cried over her already.
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).

Jorge e Mateus Official Website

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.

Latino Official Website

28th Annual Brazilian Day NYC: September 1 – 2, 2012

Get ready for Brazilian Day 2012! It’s the largest street fair in New York City, attracting over a million people. In addition to 25 blocks of food, arts and craft vendors, there are live performances by some of Brazil’s biggest recording artists. Find out morehttp://www.brazilianday.com/


  • September 1st – Lavagem da Rua 46 – Brazilian Cultural Parade and Festival. Day-long music, dance, parade & festival. Free shows, arts & crafts, exotic food, samba capoeira & cultural performance. Where: “Little Brazil”, 46th Street and 6th Ave, Manhattan NYC.
  • September 2st – Brazilian Day 2012 – 25-block street fair and live performances by major Brazilian recording artists.

For those who want to keep partying after, there are the After Parties:

| Beleza Presents: Brazilian Day Celebration | Saturday September 1, 2012 | 10:00 pm | Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street New York NY 10012 | Tickets $20 in advance, $25 At the Door, Discount with Lavagem Flyer | 3 artists, DJ spinning variety of dance music

| DEPOIS | Sunday September 2, 2012 | 8 pm | S.O.B.’s 200 Varick Street at corner of Houston New
York, NY 10014
| Tickets at depois.net | live bands, CD release show, DJ

Brazilian Day NYC 2012 After Party

| BRAZILIAN DAY AFTER PARTY | Sunday September 2, 2012 | 7 pm | XVI Lounge NYC Rooftop 251 W. 48th Street (8th Ave.) New York, NY 10036 | live band, open capirinha bar, Brazilian dancers, body painting art show

Brazilian Day NYC 2011

Brazilian Day 2011 is coming…

Lavagem da Rua 46 – information on Brazil Week 2011, cultural activities, parade and more. If you would like to take part in the parade, go to this link and find contact info there. (The fabulous Silvana Magda heads the Lavagem and related happenings, now in its 4th year. Until her efforts there really was no official parade or place for local Brazilian artists to showcase their talents as part of Brazilian Day. Thanks, Magda!)

Brazilian Day NYC 2011 – official Brazilian Day NYC website. Go to very bottom of home page for English link. Going into it’s 27th year, the event is one of NYC’s largest and the largest Brazilian event outside of Brazil. See website for more history, event calendar including performances, sponsors, and more.

Brazilian Day NYC 2010

The big day is coming….Brazilian Day NYC 2010!
Catch me in the official opening procession for Brazilian Day, the Lavagem da Rua 46 this Saturday September 4th. Hint: I’ll be in the Rio de Janeiro section wearing a Carmen Miranda outfit…

LAVAGEM DA RUA 46 (official Brazilian Day opening parade & cultural festival)
Saturday 9/4
10am to 12pm
from 44th St & 6th Ave to 46th St and Madison Ave
Rain or shine
Free & open to public

Sunday 9/5
11am to 7pm
43rd St to 57th St
between Madison & 8th Aves
Main stage at 43th Street and 6th Avenue
Second stage 46th Street between 5th and Madison
Rain or shine
Free & open to public