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LIVERPOOL’S INTERNATIONAL

SAMBA CARNIVAL

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WELCOME* to Brazilica 2018 we’ve teamed up again with Pier Head Village to host our main stage at Liverpool’s iconic waterfront on Saturday July 14th with some amazing bands showcasing the diversity of Brazilian/Afro Latin music. Our carnival parade welcomes samba bands from across the UK and we’ve fringe events, films, club nights, and pop up performances to get you in the summer party mood. We’re grateful to Liverpool City Council for their enhancement funding enabling us to bring some great artists to the festival. A huge thank you to all our volunteers, participants, partner organisations and sponsors who all make Brazilica happen. Enjoy Brazilica and Liverpool’s year of events in this 10th anniversary of the Capital of Culture.

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MUNTCHAKO Fusing elements of Brazilian forro, Argentinian tango, funk, ska, rock, electronics and explosive carnival percussion. The band from Brazil’s capital bring a huge energy that sounds like a Brazilian fusion of Buraka Som Sistema, The Gotan Project and The Comet is Coming. They’re playing Liverpool for the first time as part of their European Tour.

MACAXEIRA ACIOLI percussao & samplers

RODRIGO BARATA bateria & samplers

SAMUEL MOTA

guitarra, banjo, programmacao & samplers

THURSDAY 12TH JULY

Band on stage @ 9pm Constellations 35-39 Greenland St Liverpool L1 0BS Tickets: Skiddle £5* early bird/ £8* advance/ £10 otd *subject to booking fee Book: www.skiddle.com

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CARNIVAL QUEEN COMPETITION 2O18 One of the most popular Brazilica events year after year, the 2018 Carnival Queen Competition hosts a record-breaking 16 participants. Held at Circo Liverpool, dancers from across the UK compete for the title of Brazilica Carnival Queen 2018 and Carnival Princess in front of our audience and panel of judges. Last years Carnival Queen Wendy Okoli will be on hand to pass over her crown to the winner.

FRIDAY 13TH JULY

8pm Circo 13-21 Seel St Liverpool L1 4AU Free Entry brazilicafestival.co.uk

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MAINSTAGE 2O18

PIER HEAD VILLAGE STAGE SAT 14TH JULY 12-8PM

AGATHE IRACEMA This amazing French/Brazilian singer brings her own unique blend of Brazilian music to our mainstage. Based in Paris, she has been singing since the age of 15 and has toured the world’s main international jazz festivals. AGATHE IRACEMA (vocals) RUBENS SANTANA (bass/guitar) ADRIANO TENORIO (drum kit and percussions - Tumba, Conga)

JULIEN LALLIER (piano)

PENYA

Penya is a percussion driven electronic quartet led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Magnus PI. Their percussive wanderings from Africa to Latin America have garnered a tribal, alternative dance floor take on Afro-Latin rhythms. Penya’s debut album Super Liminal is available via On the Corner Records.

‘Brilliant’ GILLES PETERSON

‘Alcere is the most joyous 12” single we’ve heard for ages, an afro-latin dance floor explosion, that erupts through the speakers like a mini fiesta, massive’ PICCADILLY RECORDS

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ALEH FERREIRA

Aleh is a Rio de Janeiro born singer songwriter, whose versatile composing skills infuse Latin funk, Afro soul, reggae and samba rock. His albums Mpbsoulsambagroove 2003 and Aleh and Samba 2011 combine a range of influences into his Brazilian soul from Jorge Ben Jor, and Tim Maia to music legends Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley.

THE FONTANAS

The Fontanas deliver an upbeat live-set that gets audiences bouncing around like carnival come early. Positive and totally feel good! Their sound consists of Brazilian funk and jump up Latin ska. The band is comprised of musicians who have played alongside the likes of Incognito and Alice Russell, specialists at whipping the crowd in to a funky Latin frenzy. ‘These guys are great examples of the best new talent emerging.’

‘Seriously funky’

ELLIS RICH (OBE), CHAIRMAN OF PRS

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‘Wonderful Live. A testament to the act’s diversity’ XFM

SUELI GIL

Suéli mixes different cultural backgrounds and influences from Brazil, Angola and Portugal, she has a vocal style that references the great luminaries of the past, Elizete Cardoso and Elis Regina. brazilicafestival.co.uk

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SAMBA PARADE BANDS 2O18

Parade starts 8pm Saturday 14th July • see centre pages for route map

BAQUE DE AXÉ’

From London, and ‘Baque de Ogum’ from Durham, are both Maracatu bands linked with a leading Maracatu band in Recife, Nacao Maracatu Porto Rico. They are parading together in Brazilica 2018. Maracatu is an intense and complex percussion style, deeply rooted in Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian history. baquedeaxe.com | jackdrum.co.uk

BRIGHTON SCHOOL OF SAMBA (BSS)

Bringing a taste of vibrant Rio Carnival, BSS will be joined by Leeds School of Samba. “We are looking forward to what will be an epic samba filled weekend and catching up with our friends from around the world and are very excited to be in the parade again” Gres Cidade Brilhante (Bright City). brightonschoolofsamba.org.uk

JUBA DO LEãO

Inspired by the floor-shaking rhythms and vibrant dances of North-Eastern Brazil, Juba do Leão take the audience on a tour of the intoxicating grooves of Brazil and beyond. With booming bass drums and slicing snare lines, this formidable power house are guaranteed to get you dancing your socks off. jubadeleao.com

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KATUMBA

With over 80 drummers, Katumba fuse high impact choreography with energetic percussion from the rhythms of NE Brazil. katumba.co.uk

OLA SAMBA

The name Olá Samba says it all; say ‘hello’ to Samba! Olá Samba aims to open up the exciting, inspiring world of samba drumming, and music as a whole, to as many people as possible.

ARCO IRIS

All the way from Cambridge and a Brazilica highlight,Arco Iris play the hottest and loudest Brazilian carnival rhythms, catch them in the parade and city centre Sunday afternoon.

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PARAISO

London based Paraiso bring real Rio samba to the UK. Multiple winners of Notting Hill Carnival. paraisosamba.co.uk

GRUPO SAMBAFRIQ

did a storming set at last years after party, they play a huge range of styles from across Brazil.

OYA BATUCADA

Birmingham’s premier samba bloco, see them performing on the main stage and in the carnival parade.

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SAMBA PARADE BANDS 2O18 CONT‌ ABC DANCE

MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF SAMBA

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Alongside the samba school they also have a talented group of puppeteers creating their carnival themed giant puppets.

WIRRAL SCHOOL OF SAMBA

LIVERPOOL SAMBA SCHOOL

From Nottingham, led by Tatiana Woolley, Brazilian born with a passion for all things carnival bringing her troupe of talented dancers to Brazilica for the first time.

Have been performing for over 13 years led by multi-instrumentalist Brian Evans wirral-samba.co.uk

WORLDWISE SAMBA DRUMMERS AND PRESTON SAMBA DANCERS

The Worldwise Samba Drummers and Preston Samba Dancers meet weekly at the UCLan Media Factory in Preston. Anyone is welcome to join the groups to perform a mixture of traditional, contemporary and original pieces. facebook.com./worldwisesamba

BATALA MERSEY

Batala bring upbeat and energetic rhythms of Afro Brazilian samba

The first samba school to be formed in the NW have been performing for over 20 years.

Formed in 1995 and are the team behind Brazilica For gigs, want to join or simply find out more message us on Brazilica Facebook or email carnivalcompany@aol.com

SAMBA LIVRE

Samba Livre are a group of hardworking, friendly, trained Brazilian dancers based in Liverpool who simply have a passion for performing Brazilian samba and putting on an amazing show which always leaves clients wanting more‌ sambalivre.co.uk

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JOIN ALL THE PERFORMERS AT THE OFFICIAL BRAZILICA

AFTER PARTY CARNIVAL DJ’S, SAMBA PERFORMANCES

SAT JULY 14 | 10PM-4AM 67 GREENLAND ST | LIVERPOOL L1 0BY

Tickets £5* *subject to booking fee

Limited number of tickets available OTD - £5 brazilicafestival.co.uk

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MON 16 JULY | 19.30 FACT, 88 Wood St Liverpool L1 4DQ 2016 | Biopic, Drama, Music | 15 | 115 min | Portuguese Language with English Subtitles | Dir. Hugo Prata

The life of Elis Regina, one of the greatest Brazilian singers of all time. Coming from a humble background, the young and fearless Elis Regina pursues her dream. She moves to Rio de Janeiro in the 60’s and achieves an unexpected, yet fulminant success. Once she gains national and international recognition, her music rises to soaring heights, but success comes at a price and her personal life slips through her fingers.

SAMBA AND JAZZ: RIO DE JANEIRO TUE 17 JULY | 20.30 Bombed Out Church, Leece St Liverpool L1 2TR 2014 | Music Documentary | PG | 90 min | Dir. Jefferson Mello | £3 adv/£5 otd (in support of Bombed out Church)

The documentary draws a parallel between these two rhythms and cultures, in a versatile and unpretentious approach, looking for the synergy between the two cities, Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. The film portrays the artistic expression of these people that although separated by geographic boundaries, share a common feeling: a passion for music and for the popular manifestations that evolves the universes of Samba and Jazz.

ESTÔMAGO – A GASTRONOMIC STORY THU 19 JULY | 19.30 Camp and Furnace, Greenland St Liverpool L1 0BY 2007 | Comedy, Drama, | 18 | 113 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Marcos Jorge

A cunning man discovers the way to the world’s good graces is through people’s stomachs in this witty drama.

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OLHANDO PARA AS ESTRELAS / LOOKING AT THE STARS SAT 21 JULY | 15.00 Baltic Creative The Pod, 49 Jordan St Baltic Triangle, LiverpooL L1 0AH 2016 | Documentary | PG |

90 min | Portuguese Language with English Subtitles | Dir. Alexandre Peralta

What does it mean to ask someone to look at the stars? For Geyza, a blind prima ballerina, it means the journey of her life. This feature documentary invites us into her world, and of a special ballet academy in Sao Paulo Brazil.

BRAZILICA FILM FESTIVAL MONDAY 16-MONDAY 3O JULY

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AQUARIUS TUE 24 JULY | 19.30

MON 23 JULY | 20.30

FACT, 88 Wood St Liverpool L1 4DQ

Bombed Out Church Leece St Liverpool L1 2TR

2016 | Drama | 18 | 145 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho

2015 | Drama | 15 | 102 min | Dir. Sérgio Machado | £3 adv/£5 otd (in support of Bombed out Church)

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey building, built in the 1940s in Recife. All the neighbouring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans. Clara pledged only to leave her place upon her death, and engages in a war with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

The movie tells the story of Laerte, a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school at Heliopolis. His path is full of difficulties, but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the teacher and the students open the door into a new world.

ERA O HOTEL CAMBRIGE / CAMBRIDGE HOTEL THU 26 JULY | 19.30 Brazilica Barracao, Old Library Lodge Lane, Liverpool L8 0QH 2017 | Docu-Fiction | PG | 99 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Eliane Caffe

This docu-fiction hybrid charts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of homeless Brazilians and refugees that squat together an abandoned Sao Paolo hotel, The Hotel Cambridge. The daily tension caused by the threat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys. A political charged film which tackles the issues of homelessness and elevates it into something universal and urgently contemporary.

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TUDO QUE APRENDEMOS JUNTOS/ THE VIOLIN TEACHER

DIVINAS DIVAS / DIVINE DIVAS MON 30 JULY | 19.30 Output Gallery, Seel St Liverpool L1 4BE 2016 | Documentary, Music | 15 | 110 min | Portuguese Language with English Subtitles | Dir. Leandra Leal

Divine Divas portrays eight Brazilian transvestite performers and drag artists of the 1960’s. Their acts at the Rival theatre revolutionised the sexual behaviour and challenged the conservatism of this time at the height of the military dictatorship. It also created a defining moment in individual freedom in the Brazil of yesterday and today.

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