The BRazilian Sessions 2016 bring Rio to the Bimhuis


This is a special year for Brazil and the city of Rio de Janeiro, not only because of the Olympic Games but because of the anniversary of 100 Years of Samba. A Hora do Brasil foundation has therefore designed a program to celebrate and bring the essence of Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam. After the energetic NYE at Bimhuis, where the fireworks at the Ij River and Copacabana were united by the great beats of an inspired Roda de Samba, we are happy announce the program for The Brazilian Sessions in 2016.

The BR Sessions aim at bringing new talent of the Brazilian Music to Holland and telling stories from our diverse Culture to the world through rhythms and voices. These points strengthen the general mission of A Hora do Brasil supporting a healthy intercultural dialogue between countries through the universal power of art, valuing diversity to build bridges of understanding and joyful relationships.

On the 14 th of May, we invite Moyseis Marques, acclaimed as the new face of the samba  neighborhood of Lapa, in Rio. Lapa is the cradle of Samba music where great jam sessions are held and new composers as Moyseis are found playing in the famous Rodas de Samba. Today he accumulated numerous partnerships with names as João Cavalcanti, Moacir Luz, Chico Buarque, Zé Renato and Aldir Blanc. This show will bring a historical retrospective of the bohemian love story between Rio and Samba; which Moyseis brings to life as no other.

On the 18th of June, we happily receive Roberta Sá, one of the best female singers in Brazil at the moment. Her music takes on different traditionally Brazilian rhythms with a soft contemporary touch. Roberta is releasing a new album “ Delírio” with collaboration with great musicians as Chico Buarque and Martinho da Vila. Roberta’s band brings awarded musicians as the percussionist Marcos Suzano and the guitarist Rodrigo Campelo.

On the 9th of July, The already traditional Roda de Samba at the Bimhuis takes place with allures of celebration in its 8th edition:  samba completes a 100 years in 2016 with the first recorded song in 1916, “Pelo Telefone”. Brazilian, Dutch and International musicians will pay a tribute to the genre in an unforgettable evening.  They will bring the joy of Rio, singing, dancing, playing and jamming together in the rhythms and vibrant notes, revisiting the great names of samba history.


Program The BR Sessiions 2016:

#0: 31122015 - 01012016: NYE Festa de Ano Novo

#1: 14052016 - Moyséis Marques

#2: 18062016 - Roberta Sá

#3: 09072016 - Roda 100 Years of Samba

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