20th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Eduardo Mendonça and Show Brazil! DJ Chilly (KEXP). Show Brazil! performers are: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion), Jeff Volkman (Bass), Josh Wilson (Keyboard), Kohen Burrill (Drum Set), Jes Brown (Percussion), Caxambu (Percussion), Beth Gott (Bari Sax), Dr. Maracujá (Alto Sax), Ted Bohn (Trombone), Dora Oliveira (Dance), Aline Pereira (Dance), and Diana Bohn (Dance). Dance all night long!
Eduardo Mendonça Quarter featuring Eduardo (Vocal/Guitar), Dave Pascal (Bass), Kohen Burrill (Drum Set), and Josh Wilson (Keyboard).
Ever Wondered If Drums Can Talk? Find Out at Carnaval Seattle 2012 Too late or too broke to book a ticket to carnival in Brazil? Not to worry. Saturday, February 18, 2012, 9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30) at the Nectar Lounge, 412 North 36th Street in Seattle’s Fremont District. Come see Seattle Samba (and Axé, and Samba Reggae, and Frevo….) at the eighteenth edition of Carnaval Seattle, featuring performances by international and local favorites Show Brazil! and One World Taiko whose founding members Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki will open the festivities. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. No one under 21. Tickets to this annually sold-out event are available online at http://www.showbrazil.com , or, in Kirkland, at Sendex- Kitanda –Brazilian Espresso, 12700 124th St NE #2, (425) 820-4381. The theme for Carnaval Seattle 2012, “Japan to Brazil,” fittingly brings together the universal rhythms of Show Brazil! and One World Taiko in a masterful percussive salute to the more than 1.5 million Brazilians of Japanese descent, whose history in Brazil began in 1908 when 781 Japanese immigrants arrived at the Brazilian port of Santos on the steamship Kasato Maru and who now constitute the largest ethnic Japanese community living outside of Japan. So stop wondering if drums can talk and join the conversation which blends time-honored tradition with eclectic contemporary strings and keyboard, spiced with sizzling and soulful vocals. Internationally recognized and respected Show Brazil!, well known throughout the Northwest from events such as Bumbershoot and Brasilfest and recordings which include “Brazil and Me” (2009), has delighted carnival audiences in the United States and Canada for nearly twenty years. The ensemble features performers Eduardo “Mr. Carnaval” Mendonça, a native of Bahia and 2007 winner of the “Outstanding Brazilian Male Singer in the US,” Adriana Fernandez, Dave Pascal, Josh Wilson, Kohen Burrill, Denny Stern, Steve Caxambu, and Jes Brown, with dancers Diana Murrieta, Anne Kosugi, and renown Bahia-born choreographer Dora Oliveira, who will conduct a Samba Dance workshop between the opening and main acts. Japanese drum ensemble One World Taiko has performed a unique brand of traditional Japanese festival drumming at numerous local and international venues, including Epcot Center Japan Pavilion at Walt Disney More information: www.showbrazil.com
AFROCENTRIC: THE SOUNDS OF AFRICA & BEYOND w/ Eduardo Mendonca Quartet Seattle's best live World music weekly: AFROCENTRIC Every Thursday in the Lounge at 9PM...Never a Cover Charge! Featuring beats and sonic scapes of Africa and beyond. Red Stripe is $3.5 all night and $3-$5 Happy Hour Food available from 9pm-12am. About the Quartet: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal/Guitar and Percussion), David Pascal (Bass/Vocals), Josh Wilson (Keyboard/Vocals), and Kohen Burrill (Drums/Vocal). Eduardo Mendonça, Brazilian recording artist, vocalist, composer, percussionist, guitarist, and musical arranger, was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Mendonça traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mamabeka (“prophet of the royal court”). His grandfather, who secretly maintained the Mambeka title, is pictured in a rare book, property of the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia (Geographic and Historical Institute of Bahia). Mendonça performed as featured musician in many venues in Bahia - Brazil, including command performances for Brazilian President João Baptista Figueiredo and for Pope John Paul II. Eduardo had the honor to play for the former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (Seattle, WA - USA - 1999). He also performed in trios elétricos—brightly lit mobile soundstages for festivals and public dancing in Brazil —with trios such as Dengo da Bahia, Papa Léguas, and Marcos Medrado, and toured locally and internationally as vocalist and percussionist with the folkloric troupe, Exaltação á Bahia. In 1991, Mendonça was featured in Paul Simon’s documentary music video, “Born at the Right Time.” Eduardo Mendonça has also performed for the 14th Dalai Lama, Jorge Ben Jor, Roberto Menescal and Alcione. Mendonça’s quartet performance will bring to the audience Bossa-Nova, Brazilian standard tunes, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and original tunes. “Seattle is lucky to have Mendonça in the neighborhood” – The Seattle Times.
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