21th Annual Brazilian Carnaval

Saturday, February 21st

8 PM (Doors at 8:00)


NECTAR LOUNGE - 412 North 36th


Info: (425) 254-1616






DJ Irineu

Daniel Santos


Tickets:  http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5417855&pl=nectarlounge

Door opens at 8 doors

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If you are considering to booking this concert for your event, please contact Ana Paula as soon as a possible.


Brazilian Carnaval

Brazilian Carnival - Mardi Gras is spelled Carnaval in Portuguese. Carnaval is the most famous Brazilian holiday . This event is held forty days before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians normally abstain from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term "carnelevare" comes from who eat meat.


The Brazilian Carnival is a mix of European, African and Native elements. Rhythm, participation, and costume vary from one region of Brazil to another. For example, in the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, samba schools compete for prizes in organized parades. Several cities often promote balls in recreational clubs.


The northeastern cities of Salvador, Porto Seguro, Recife and Olinda, have organized groups parading through streets, but the public is also is welcome to follow and dance. They as well follow the "trio-elétricos" - mobile stages through the city streets.


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Eduardo Mendonça

Eduardo Mendonça, an Internationally acclaimed recording artist, vocalist, composer, percussionist, guitarist, and musical arranger, was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil - "The Land of the Samba".

 Mendonça performed with trios elétricos {brightly lit mobile soundstages for festivals and public dancing in Brazil) with trios such as Dengo da Bahia, Papa Léguas, and Marcos Medrado. He toured locally and internationally as a vocalist and percussionist with the folkloric troupe, Exaltação á Bahia.  In 1991, Mendonça was featured in Paul Simon’s documentary music video, “Born at the Right Time”; performed for Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Pope John Paul II. Mendonça performed with many legendary Brazilian artists such as Alcione and Jorge Benjor. Eduardo Mendonça served as Seattle's MusicianCorps Ambassador under act Serve America signed by President Obama from April 2009 to June 2010.


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Show Brazil!

 Show Brazil! highly praised  and eclectic performing ensemble, that has been engaging audiences for over a  decade in Brazilian carnivals from United States and Canada.

This concert features the following performers:  Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal/Guitar and Percussion); David Pascal (Bass); Jes Brown (Drum Set and Percussion); Caxambu (Percussion); Ted Bohn (Trombone); Dr. Maracuja (Alto Sax);  Lindsey Dabek (Back Vocals); Dora Oliveira, Anne Kosugi and  Aline Pereira (Dance).


The 21th Annual Brazilian Carnival brings to you the rich diversity of Brazilian music and dance from north to south of Brazil. Powerful rhythms of traditional drumming with contemporary sounds of electric guitars, this annual sold out event brings to you the authentic experience of a Brazilian carnival in Seattle.

 Come and celebrate Mardi-Gras in a Brazilian style with Eduardo Mendonça, his full Show Brazil! troupe, and our special guest Dj Chilly (KEXP/El Sonido)



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By Phone:

(425) 254-1616


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Show Brazil Productions proudly presents the  Brazilian Carnaval in the United States and Canada since 1995. 


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