Boca’s Brazilian Beat Back For 7th Annual Celebration

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Staff report

The 7th annual Brazilian Beat is set to return to Boca Raton this month.

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day on Sept. 8 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.

This free event brings together the art of music and dance with live music, street dancing, including costumed dancers in a Rio-style parade, a Capoeira circle, samba drummers a Zumba showcase and savory Brazilian cuisine and cocktails.

Headlining Brazilian Beat will be Diogo Nogueira. Son of the legendary João Nogueira, he sings samba, the pulsating, wildly popular and joyous music synonymous with Brazilian culture.

Nogueira is a singer, composer, instrumentalist and also a TV and radio personality. He was nominated for the Latin Grammy for all of his seven albums, and won the category “Best Samba Album” on two occasions. His discography has earned six Gold CDs, and three Gold, two Platinum and one Double Platinum DVD.

Completing a decade long career with over 10 million in sales, he has just released his first album of all original compositions, “Munduê”(Universal Music).

Opening for Diogo will be Forró Cravo & Canela.  Forró Cravo & Canela, which means carnation and cinnamon, is a pioneer in the Florida music scene by playing forró, a music and dance style typical of the northeast of Brazil.

Led by Gabriella Lacombe and Eduardo Veronez, the group started in 2016 and quickly attracted a large following with its striking visual identity, unique repertoire and amazing energy. Winners of the Brazilian Press Award 2018 for “Best Band,” Forró Cravo & Canela have become one of the most popular Brazilian bands in the United States.

All Main Stage acts are produced by The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit cultural organization celebrating 30 years of presenting outstanding international music in South Florida.

Free parking for Brazilian Beat is available at City Hall, the Downtown Library and Building Administration.  Free trolleys will be available to and from the Mizner Park Amphitheater.

For more information and event details visit DowntownBoca.Org, like us on Facebook or call 561-367-7070.