Looking for a fun-filled activity this coming weekend? If you want to visit a different country without any long distant travel we have an experience for you that is rich in culture, all without needing a passport. You are invited to attend, and be mesmerized with the Brazilian Day Arizona 2013.
It’s September, once again we are celebrating Arizona’s most vibrant, upbeat and lively festival, the Brazilian Day in Arizona. This annual one day event is in commemoration to Brazil’s Independence Day, it’s celebrated through music, dance, performances, authentic Brazilian food, drinks and a much more.
What: Brazilian Day Arizona
When: September 7, 2013 from 1pm to 6pm
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
This celebration features Brazil’s colorful culture and rich history and there are several activities lined up on this day. With over 40 performances, you will not only get a chance to listen and enjoy live music but also participate in dance performances and play the musical instruments.
- Capoeira – A Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, music, rhythm and acrobatics. Developed in Brazil by Africans in the 16th century, Capoeira was a way of defending themselves from slave owners. It is known today for its quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for leg sweeps.
- Afro Dance – Afro-Brazilian dance was first created by the slaves of Brazil’s colonial era. The mixture of its steps and of the rhythms brought by these slaves, with indigenous and Europeans influences were essential to the vitality of Brazilian dance. Most notably Samba, Coco de Roda, Afro, Samba Reggae & Maculele.
- Instruments – Brazil is known for their big percussive sounds and big beats that are heard around the world! Carnival comes to mind when we talk about percussion and the world renowned Blocos’ hitting the streets playing the best of Brazilian sounds all day and all night!
- Samba Queen Contest – The Annual Samba Queen Contest is integral part of the Brazilian Day Arizona Event. Celebrating Brazilian Day is not only a celebration of Independence, but a celebration of discovering Brazil as culture, community, and country filled with love. This contest is open to everyone.
Join and experience the traditions and culture of Brazil right here in the valley of the sun! If you are looking for an activity this coming weekend in Scottsdale, AZ, the Brazilian Day Arizona will definitely blow you away.
Scottsdale welcomes and respects visitors and residents of different cultures. If you are looking for a home in the valley of the Sun, contact the Luxury Valley Homes team for inquiries. You can also preview homes for sale at the free Scottsdale real estate website.
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