Brazilian Samba Soul! | Featuring Os Zagueiros


Enjoy an evening of vintage Brazilian funk and soul with L.A’s very own Os Zagueiros and DJs Marlon Fuentes, and Potira. We are celebrating the end of the year as well as all of the great work we have accomplished this year as a nonprofit organization. Our work is aimed at supporting the work done by the Brazilian Consulate in L.A. to bolster Brazilian Arts in L.A. By brokering relationships with strategic partners, we can bolster the efforts and ensure the long-term sustainability of cultural programming currently being offered by the Consulate to the community at large. We generate awareness and sponsorship for already established projects as well as create opportunities for cultural dialogue among diverse community stakeholders. The programs we support range from radio to live events. Join us in this celebration and support our mission!

Brazil Arts Connection is proud to bring you this exciting program that’s sure to please lovers of funky beats and vintage brazilian vinyl! Featuring members of Brazilian bands in L.A. such as Samba Society, MoForró, and Delta Nove, Os Zagueiros will bring back the original sound of Brazilian afro soul with an energizing and uplifting stage presence you don’t want to miss.

It’s all happening on December 4th, 2016 at the famous Del Monte Speakeasy in the heart of Venice, CA

Time: 8pm
Ages: 21+
Location: 52 Winward Ave. Venice, CA 90291
No Cover 


Click to enjoy an all Brazilian Redbull Panamerika mix by DJ Marlon Fuentes!

Pernambuco Beat | Special Event at the Brazilian Consulate

We hope you enjoyed the sounds of Pernambuco with Moforro at the Brazilian Consulate! Here is a video from the event demonstrating the frevo musical genre of the region. Known as the original style of music played during carnaval in Recife, Pernambuco. We have an exciting event at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. celebrating the end of the year! Stay tuned!

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Next Event: December 4th, 2016
Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, CA 90291




The Consulate General of Brazil, Los Angeles – Cultural Affairs
Invites you to celebrate 100 years of samba!

Sunday, September 18, 8:00PM
Venue: Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Limited seating. Reserve your seating: please RSVP: [email protected]


Join Brazilian American musician Beto Gonzalez, with members of his
band Samba Society, as they take you on a journey through 100 years of
samba history. Urban samba has its beginnings in Rio de Janeiro at the
musical gatherings of the city’s Bahian matriarchs who lived in the
region referred to today as the “Little Africa” of Rio. It was at one
of these eventful gatherings (attended by not only local musicians,
but also historians, journalists, and probably even some politicians)
that the song “Pelo Telephone” was collectively written, then later
“copyrighted” by the musician Donga, and recorded in 1916.
The song, labeled as a “samba,” was a major hit during Carnaval of the
following year and has since become widely accepted as “the first
recorded samba.”

The musicians of Samba Society will transport the audience through a
century of samba. Our musical timeline will cover batuque to the first
sambas at the turn of the 20th century, the golden era of radio in the
1930s, Carmen Miranda and Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s, Bossa Nova
and the military dictatorship in the 1960s, the rise of Afro-Brazilian
identity in the 1970s, the commercial success of pagode in the 1980s
and 90s, and finally to the designation of samba in the 2000s as an
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Musicians include:
Beto González, Artistic Director: vocals/percussion/guitar
Simon Carroll: vocals/percussion
Bobby Easton: vocals/percussion
Katia Moraes: vocals/percussion
Fabio Santana de Souza: vocals/trombone/percussion
Emina Shimanuki: vocals/percussion
Willian Shimizu: cavaco/vocals/percussion
Colin Walker: 7-string guitar

Plus very special guests.




The Brazilian Consulate, Cultural Affairs is excited to announce an intimate perfromance with the famed, Grammy winning guitarist, singer, and composer Dori Caymmi on August 31st at 7:00PM at the Vinicius de Moraes Gallery. Dori Caymmi is a foremost singer, guitarist, composer and arranger. Dori Caymmi a multi-Grammy award musician will grace us with some of his most impressive compositions in a intimate evening of songs and stories. This event is free with RSVP.

Please email [email protected]

with Subject: Brazilian Music Get Together Dori Caymmi. 


Dori Caymmi on vocal and guitar
August 31st at 7:00PM
Seating is limited please RSVP: [email protected]
Located at 8484 Wilshire Blvd., suite 300.


Brazilian Music Get Together | Fabiano do Nascimento (guitar/violão) and Sam Gendell (saxophone) | June 22 at 7pm


Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1983, Fabiano do Nascimento studied classical piano and music theory as a young boy. From the time he played his first notes on the guitar at age twelve, he devoted himself to that instrument. Fabiano was born into a musical family, a lineage that goes back to his great-grand-father “Ladario Teixeira”. Who was a Blind virtuoso saxophone player, who contributed to the creation of the instrument itself, re-inventing the saxophone, adding more keys to the older “Aldolph Sax” version of the saxophone. More about Ladario Teixeira can be found in the encyclopedia BARSA. Fabiano Studied with Dalmo Motta at the Conservatorio de Musica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro, and with his Uncle, the Late Lucio Nascimento in his early teenage years.

Always fascinated by Brazilian music and American jazz. Self-taught, through intense research and practice, developed exceptional skill. In 2000, Fabiano left Brazil for California, Los Angeles, where he soon became in demand for his authentic sound. Connected early with the Woodwind player Pablo Calogero, and Percussionist Tiki Passillas, forming “Triorganico”. Brazilian flavored, Latin Jazz trio, recording their first album Triorganico – Convivencia under the Label of “Stonesthrow and Now-Again”. Also recorded and worked with many artists including Airto Moreira, Mia Doi Todd, Aloe Blacc, Sumiko Fukatsu, Ted Falcon, Arthur Verocai, Draco Rosa, Justo Almario, Ronaldo Freitas (Carioca), Pablo Fagundes, Sam Gendel, and many more…

Fabiano’s latest works is his Duo Album “SUL” with young brilliant Saxophonist Sam Gendel and with Singer songwritter Mia Doi Todd on her new Brazilian album “Floresta” and now a brand new release through Now Again records titled “Dança dos Tempos” featuring legendary Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira.

Address: 8484 Wilshire Blvd. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Time: 7PM – 8:30PM

Sambadá | June 10th at LACMA!

Part of the Latin Sounds series

Based on the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.

LACMA | Hancock Park
Free and open to the public
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This concert is supported in part by the Consulate-General of Brazil in Los Angeles with additional support from the Brazilian Hour Radio. In-kind media support is provided by KJAZZ 88.1.