Celebrate Brazilian independence day in Boca Raton!

Batuke Samba Funk (credit: Boca Tourism)

Batuke Samba Funk (credit: Boca Tourism)

Florida News: Brazil Beat takes stage with Batuke Samba Funk and Rose Max

Join the fanfare, revellers and holiday-makers tonight and celebrate Brazilian Independence Day at a free event in Boca. From Capoeira to Carnival dancers and performances by Batuke Samba Funk and Rose Max.

The Entertainment

There’s a series of events starting at 6 p.m.:

  • Capoeira show
  • Carnival dancers and drummers
  • Zumba demonstration
  • DJ Fred
  • art exhibit, vibrant fashion and more alongside delicious Brazilian “grab and go” cuisine served up curbside by the Gourmet Truck Expo.

The food

You can sample Brazilian cuisine from Gourmet Food Trucks – the following are scheduled to appear:
  • 90 Miles to Go
  • D’Marky
  • Boba Station
  • International Classic Cuisine
  • Mobile Culinary Kitchen
  • Rio Samba Grill
  • The Real Chill
  • Tango Grill

Batuke Samba Funk

If you want to groove to funk rhythms and samba music, make sure you see Batuke Samba Funk as they take stage at 7:30 p.m. The  collective has musicians from Brazil and Miami, and has a signature element to their performance – make sure you catch the samba jam session, where the band jams using traditional Brazilian drums and a myriad of ecycled objects such as cans, buckets and scrap metals to spark the Carnival spirit.

Rose Max

The celebration closes with Rose Max and  guitarist Ramatis Moraes. There’s streetside dance floor where you can move to the pulsating percussion as if you were in a club in Rio.

What is Brazilian Independence Day?

Sometimes referred to as Sete de Setembro (translating to the 7th of September), this day recognizes Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the Portugal back in 1822. In Brasília, the holiday is somewhat like the U.S. Independence Day and is commemorated with a parade that attracts more than 30,000 spectators.

Happy Independence Day Brazil!


  • Highlight: Groove to Brazilian music!
  • When: September 7, 2012 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Sanborn Square, 72 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, Florida
  • Cost: Free
You’ll find free parking at City Hall (201 West Palmetto Park Road) and the Downtown Library (200 Northwest Boca Raton Boulevard).

Tell us…

Do you celebrate Brazilian Independence Day?