Celebrate Brazilian independence day in Boca Raton!
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.
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.
- 90 Miles to Go
- 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.
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
Do you celebrate Brazilian Independence Day?