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    Sounds of Brazil

    Sat 18 Nov, 12.45pm
    The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
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    Get down to Brazilian sounds, from choro and candombe to Brazilian funk and samba-reggae, and give it a go yourself with singing, dance and drumming workshops.

    Adriano Adewale and the Sounds of Brazil Project, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, The Clore Ballroom
    Over the last two weeks, youth and adult amateur music-makers have come together to learn an original piece of music, written especially for Sounds of Brazil, organised by Adriano Adewale. This exclusive performance showcases the result of these mass-participation sessions. Adewale is a Brazilian percussionist and composer known for his unconventional and exploratory approach to music.

    Alvorada, 2pm – 3pm, The Clore Ballroom Alvorada are an award-winning quintet who play Brazilian instrumental music inspired by the choro tradition. From their original compositions to classics of the genre, Alvorada’s shows are filled with lively and expressive melodies combined with infectious Brazilian grooves and playful interaction. The group unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds – including jazz, classical and Brazilian music – lend the group a distinctive edge.

    Tribo Band workshop – dancing and singing, 3pm – 4pm, Level 5 Function Room Get involved in an introductory, first-come, first-served session for Brazilian singing and dancing, led by Tribo Band and Juliana Santos. Based in London, Tribo Band are a non-profit music organisation playing samba-reggae inspired by Bahia, Brazil. Santos is an Afro-Brazilian dancer who was born and raised in Bahia.

    DJ Tigas, 3pm – 4pm, The Clore Ballroom A Brazilian DJ based in London since 2017, Tigas is a world-music lover, record collector and an event producer. Co-founder and member of N'Calma Collective since 2009, Tigas has developed work that brings people together to collaborate as a collective, aiming to discover and share new artists and worldwide culture. His music research flies between Brazilian genres and world music.

    Baque Luar, 4pm – 5pm, The Clore Ballroom Baque Luar is a London-based collective of female and non-binary vocalists and percussionists from diverse backgrounds, united by their love of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian roots music. Their music focuses on honouring feminine power and creativity, acknowledging struggles against oppression and praising nature at this critical ecological moment.

    Tribo Band workshop – drumming, 5pm – 6pm, Level 5 Function Room The second of two workshops with Tribo Band, this one offers an introduction to drumming styles and patterns of Brazil. First come, first served.

    DJ Tigas, 5pm – 6pm, The Clore Ballroom DJ Tigas plays a second set.

    Aleh Ferreira, 6pm – 7pm, The Clore Ballroom Brazilian singer-songwriter Aleh Ferreira is best known as the frontman of legendary Brazilian funk band Banda Black Rio. His warm, distinctive voice, samba-funk grooves and lyrics that celebrate Afro-Brazilian heritage have earned him a career spanning three decades and seen him share the stage with the likes of Ed Motta, Seu Jorge and Daniela Mercury. Ferreira is one of the most prominent contemporary musical figures of música popular Brasileira in the diaspora.

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    Age recommendation

    Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult

    Adriano Adewale and the Sounds of Brazil Project, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, The Clore Ballroom
    Alvorada, 2pm – 3pm, The Clore Ballroom
    Tribo Band workshop – dancing and singing, 3pm – 4pm, Level 5 Function Room
    DJ Tigas, 3pm – 4pm, The Clore Ballroom
    Baque Luar, 4pm – 5pm, The Clore Ballroom
    Tribo Band workshop – drumming, 5pm – 6pm, Level 5 Function Room
    DJ Tigas, 5pm – 6pm, The Clore Ballroom
    Aleh Ferreira, 6pm – 7pm, The Clore Ballroom

    Dates & times

    Sat 18 Nov, 12.45pm


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