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A Tale of Two Nations: Nação Estrela Brilhante & Nation Beat

Performance Dates

  • Saturday, August 17 @ 8:00pm

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Pulsing drum beats, spectacular costumes, and infectious call-and-response songs will take you away to the northeast coast of Brazil. Steeped in both African and indigenous traditions, Maracatu is the dynamic, propelling rhythm of life’s celebrations. Straight off of Estrela Brilhante’s win at the 2013 Carnival Maracatu competition, this performance pairs the renowned and respected group with Brooklyn-based Nation Beat. On this premiere U.S. tour, these two groups deliver a faithfully reincarnated pageant with bold contemporary manifestations.

This concert is part of the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the “Brazilian Hour” radio show, produced by the Consulate-General of Brazil in Los Angeles. Visit: www.brazilianhour.org or click here to hear the livestream at 8:00 pm on August 17th.

Complimentary bike valet on the Upper Plaza


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This tour of Nação Estrela Brilhante & Nation Beat is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation