Viva Brasil! Mid-Winter Carnival Dance Party w/ Nation Beat, JP Silva, and more

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Viva Brasil! Mid-Winter Carnival Dance Party w/ Nation Beat, JP Silva, and more

SAT FEB 29 | 8PM
$18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 service fee)

Our annual mid-winter Carnival celebration with costumed dancers, dance lesson and more.



JP Silva Band

Returning to Viva Brasil, direct from Rio,JP Silva fronts a rocking band that performs forro and samba hits. 

Nation Beat w/ Rose Moraes 

Forró. Funk. Brass. Pounded by calloused hands; blasted by tight grooves. It calls across time and continents - with a response from hips and feet. It’s the force that blew through Louis Armstrong in the twenties. It’s the power that gets Brazilians swinging in the streets for carnival.

Nation Beat singularly conjures up this elemental musical mojo, drawing on the wellsprings of rhythm that lit up jazz and got maracatu thundering. Nation Beat takes off with be-bop-via-Brazil drumming; propelled by percussive bursts of New Orleans-flavored brass. But forget the musical history; this is music to make you dance.


JUST ADDED: Come early for a 7:30 drum clinic!

Scott Kettner's Royal Chase Drum Clinic - A Rhythm Experience for Drummers and Percussionists.

When Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of NYC.  Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythms find common ground in the primal maracatu rhythm of Brazil’s northeast, the Big Easy’s funky, hypnotic second-line and the unfettered freedom of big-city downtown jazz. He is the creator of WorldDrumLessons.Com, an online academy for percussionists and is a part-time faculty member at The New School University.  His instructional book, Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion is published by Hal Leonard.


This solo performance/drum clinic will take you on a musical journey through North and South America while exploring Scott's concepts and methods to hybrid drumming and discovering a unique sound using drums and percussion. 


Scott plays Meinl Percussion, Tama Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Remo Heads.

Come Hungry!  Brasilian treats will be provided by Brazil Gourmet. 

SAT FEB 29 | 8PM | $18, $15 MEMBERS
($3 service fee added to all ticket purchases. Avoid the fee by purchasing at Creative Alliance, in advance)

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