Brasil Fest Brno: João Bosco, Marina Sena and carnival in the streets

24 May 2024, 1:00
Brasil Fest Brno: João Bosco, Marina Sena and carnival in the streets

The samba and other Brazilian rhythms will have the summer streets of Brno packed with music and dance. The city will welcome Brasil Fest Brno at the beginning of August. This year's fifth annual festival will feature two-time Latin Grammy winner, guitarist and singer João Bosco, as well as pop singer Marina Sena. The festival will host a carnival in the streets, accompanied by concerts and workshops.

João Bosco and his quartet will be performing popular music from his native Brazil spiced up with classic samba and bossa nova. The unique combination of these genres with jazz and other ethnic styles us surprisingly inventive and original. The energetic solos and range of rhythms performed by this renowned musician in his genre are sure to get everyone in that right Brazilian mood. Marina Sena represents the rising new generation of Brazilian music. As a young name on the pop scene ten years ago, she captivated listeners across generations at the age of just seventeen. Since then, she’s recorded two solo albums, put out a number of singles and won herself millions of fans across the country and abroad. She’ll be bringing her dance group to Brno, so fans can look forward to some great songs and an amazing show. The festival will run from 1 to 4 August 2024 in the centre of Brno.

The festival programme will kick off on 1 August with a solo recital by guitarist Daniel Marques in the Red Church. On Saturday 3 August Brno will come alive with the atmosphere of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Hundreds of dancers will join the exotic carnival parade, including Veronika Lálová - patron of the festival, StarDance champion and winner of an award from the Rio Carnival. Drummers and capoeristas will also be joining in, and an allegorical float will take to the streets. On Carnival day, musicians from the Czech Republic and abroad will play in the squares, showcasing the diversity of the Brazilian music scene. "Besides samba, the four festival stages will also feature world music, jazz, hip-hop, pop, reggae and many other genres," adds Jakub Škrha. The festival will end on Sunday 4 August with a family afternoon in Ponava, with concerts and workshops for children and adults.


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