Our annual Brazilian carnival mid-winter throw-down! This year we have added forro dance band Forrobodó from DC, celebrating the dance music of Northeastern Brazil that is danced close with a partner (don’t worry, we will teach you!) Samba Trovao will be on hand to close out the night with a blistering set of samba, transforming The Patterson into a carnival street party. Get ready for forro and samba dance lessons and a traditional Carnaval show in full costume! Brazilian grooves from DJ Luiz Louco & DJ Miguel De Amor! Fresh caipirinhas at the cash bar! Wear your dancing shoes!
Brazilian Food Specials from the Marquee Lounge.
8pm lesson, 9pm Dance. $17, $14 mbrs. $20, $17 mbrs doors.
Forró Instructor: Amtchat "Amizade" Edwards
Forró (pronunciation faw-haw) is a genre of music that originated in rural Northeastern Brazil out of a combination of accordion, zabumba drum, metal triangle and voice. The music and associated dance styles were brought to the urban Southeast by Luiz Gonzaga, who transformed the sound, creating a slower groove that has gone on to influence pop music of Brazil. Today, the sound can be performed on myriad of instruments exploring the many rhythms of forro. It is infectiously danceable and amazingly fun. See you on the dance floor.
Forro music and dance courtesy of Matuto (see them on April 16th!)
Chicken Xim Xim - afro-Brazilian chicken stew with peanuts, tomatoes, coconut milk over rice
Acaraje - Brazilian street food of black eyed pea fritters stuffed with shrimp and onions, served with vatapa sauce
Cassava Fries with mango chili mayo
Paul Rucker: REWIND is on view in the gallery from Feb 7 - Mar 7. The exhibition contains visuals that may be disturbing. Click here for more info.