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10-19 November 2023


Sounds of Brazil

Sounds of Brazil

Sat 18 November 2023

Stage time / 1:00pm

Family Beyond Borders Free


Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom,
Belvedere Road

Get down to Brazilian sounds, from Choro and Candomblé to Brazilan Funk and Samba-Reggae. Hear the best of London-Brazilian music and get involved with singing, dance and drumming workshops. There will be free gigs and DJ sets taking place in the Clore Ballroom all day with drumming and singing/dancing workshops taking place up in the Level 5 Function room.

Adriano Adewale and the Sounds of Brazil Project - 13:15 - 13:45 - Clore Ballroom

Over the last two weeks, youth and adult amateur music-makers have come together to learn an original piece of music, written especially for the Sounds of Brazil day by Adriano Adewale. This exclusive performance showcases the result of these mass-participation sessions. Adriano Adewale is a Brazilian percussionist and composer, known for his unconventional and exploratory approach to music.

Alvorada - 14:00 - 15:00 - Clore Ballroom

Alvorada are an award-winning quintet who play Brazilian instrumental music inspired by the choro tradition. From their original compositions to classics of the genre, Alvorada’s shows are filled with lively and expressive melodies combined with infectious Brazilian grooves and playful interaction! Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds - including jazz, classical and Brazilian music - lend the group a unique edge.

Tribo Band Workshop - Dancing/singing - 15:00 - 16:00 - Level 5 Function Room

Get involved in an introductory session for Brazilian singing and dancing, led by Tribo Band and Juliana Santos, an Afro-Brazilian dancer born and raised in Bahia. Tribo Band are a non-profit music organisation based in London playing samba-reggae inspired from Bahia, Brazil. This workshop takes place in the Level 5 Function room, first come, first served.

DJ Tigas - 15:00 - 16:00 - Clore Ballroom

Brazilian DJ based in London since 2017, Tigas is a world music lover, record collector and an event producer. Co-founder and member of N'Calma Collective since 2009, Tigas has developed a work that brings people together collaborating as a collective, aiming to discover and share new artists and worldwide culture. His music research flies between Brazilian genres & World Music.

Baque Luar - 16:00 - 17:00 - Clore Ballroom

Baque Luar is a London-based collective of female and non-binary vocalists and percussionists from diverse backgrounds, united by their love of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian roots music. Their music focuses on honouring feminine power and creativity, acknowledging struggles against oppression and praising nature at this critical ecological moment.

Tribo Band Workshop - Drumming - 17:00 - 18:00 - Level 5 Function Room

The second of two workshops with Tribo Band, this one will offer an introduction to drumming styles and patterns of Brazil. The session will be led by Tribo Band, a non-profit music organisation based in London playing samba-reggae inspired from Bahia, Brazil. The workshop will take place in the Level 5 Function room, first come first served.

DJ Tigas - 17:00 - 18:00 - Clore Ballroom

DJ Tigas plays a second set in the Clore Ballroom.

Aleh Ferreira - 18:00 - 19:00 - Clore Ballroom

Brazilian singer-songwriter Aleh Ferreira is best known as the frontman of legendary Brazilian Funk band Banda Black Rio. His warm, distinctive voice, Samba-Funk grooves and lyrics that celebrate Afro-brazilian heritage have earned him a career spanning three decades and seen him share the stage with the likes of Ed Motta, Seu Jorge and Daniela Mercury. Aleh is on of the most prominent contemporary musical figures of 'musica popular Brasileira' in the diaspora.

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