Come celebrate BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY with:
SANG MATIZ / BATALÁ / GRINGA.
Plus Special Guests:
AMOR DO SAMBA (Dance Crew),
DANILO PORTUGAL of (Namorados Da Lua)
ANGELO TOMANDL and many more…
MC-ed by Bárbara de Paula in support of “Coletivo Desbordar,” group dedicated to lifting the opression and coup in Brazil. Donations are encouraged on the Patio at El Rio.
Special cocktail for the event $8 Caipirinhas $4 Drafts and Brazilian Salgados will be available for purchase!
Door 3pm / Show 4pm / 21 + / $12 Adv / $15 at the door.
Sang Matiz has been performing for 7 years, fusing World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz, and Funk. Thanks to a grant awarded by The California Arts Council Endowment for the Arts and The San Francisco Arts Commission for Cultural Equity, they released the album, “Ship It!.” In August 2015, they were chosen and honored to open for the legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra for their “Adios Tour.” Most recently in July 2016, Sang Matiz was invited to share a stage with the lively and eclectic LA-based band Ozomatli. Throughout the years, they’ve also had the great opportunity to collaborate with various renowned Bay Area musicians such as: Jackeline Rago (Master Percussionist), Miguelito Martinez (Flutist/Composer), Silvestre Martinez (Composer/Percussionist), and Grammy Award-winner Braulio Barrera (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), among many other national and international acts as Jorge Santana (Malo) and Pete Escovedo.
Batala San Francisco is a Brazilian-style samba reggae percussion and dance group that performs throughout the Bay Area. It is the local chapter of Batala Mundo, founded in 1997 by Brazilian percussionist Giba Goncalves and currently numbering more than 1000 drummers in more than 30 international groups. The mission of Batala is to spread the infectious Afro-Brazilian drumming and dancing traditions from the streets of Salvador, Bahia, to communities throughout the world. Batala San Francisco is a multicultural community group, and all are welcome to join. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member, please visit www.batalasanfrancisco.com
Gringa is an all-female band based in San Francisco, CA, that blends Brazilian, Latin, funk, rock and reggae grooves with sophisticated harmonies and memorable songwriting, seducing listeners into a tropical vacation on the dancefloor while dissolving stereotypes and cultural barriers. By weaving Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms through nomadic love songs and millenial musings, Gringa forges a borderless sound that excites crowds and opens minds.
AMOR DO SAMBA
Amor Do Samba Entertainment is a world class San Francisco based samba dance and music entertainment company dedicated to promoting Afro-Latin music and dance through the performing arts. Deeply rooted in San Francisco’s cultural diversity we offer samba dance shows to live bands including genres such as Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Batucada Samba, Samba Reggae, Axe, and more!