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Brasil SummerFest 2014

The 4th installment of the vibrant Brasil SummerFest started this past weekend, offering a diverse line-up of Brazilian musical acts across multiple venues in New York.   Founded and programmed by Petrit Pula – GM of Nublu – and co-curated by Béco Dranoff, Brasil SummerFest has become the largest and most important music event outside of Brazil “focusing on the richness and diversity of Brazil’s music culture.”  With a special attention to contemporary artists in Brazil’s music scene, such as singer Bárbara Eugenia,  and bands Forroteria and Baianasystem (both who mix regional and electronic sounds), the festival also showcases established musical luminaries such as the effervescent Baby do Brasil, singer songwriter Lenine and Brazilian musical royalty Bebel Gilberto.  The festival this year also counts with the performance and screening of dance-documentary A Batalha do Passinho in conjunction with Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival.  Check out entire program here.

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