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Aquarela do Brasil at the Vancouver Playhouse: Win Tickets

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 — 11:03am PDT
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In honour of the 60th anniversary of the birth of Brazil’s esteemed Bossa Nova musical movement, Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre Society (“VLACC”) presents a dazzling concert showcasing Brazil’s multi-faceted musical culture in Aquarela do Brasil: An Explosive Celebration of Music and Dance, November 8 & 9, 2018.

Aquarela do Brasil at the Vancouver Playhouse

Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: November 8 & 9 2018 at 8:00pm
Tickets: From $20, available online now »

Created by internationally renowned percussionist Sal Ferreras, an ensemble of award-winning musicians and dancers will ignite the stage with some of Brazil’s most infectious musical styles, from Rio’s exuberant carnaval rhythms and Bahia’s iconic samba-reggae to the fiery steps of Recife’s frevo, soulful choro classics, and lyrical Bossa Nova melodies.

Aquarela do Brasil: An Explosive Celebration of Music and Dance
Photo credit: Arek Saczuk

Harkening back to a golden era of vivacious tempos and evocative melodies, Aquarela do Brasil will invigorate audiences with a program of thoughtfully curated musical compositions reflecting Brazil’s diverse musical heritage, including pulsing samba and frevo numbers, and soulful choro and Bossa Nova tunes. The evening’s ensemble will perform fan favourites from Brazilian music legends such as Ary Barroso, Mario Filho, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vancouver’s own Brazilian-Canadian guitarist Celso Machado, whose compositions are infused with the rich knowledge of the traditional music of Brazil.

Ferreras will lead a line-up of award-winning and internationally acclaimed performers, featuring trumpeter and bandleader John Korsrud, guitarist Celso Machado, saxophonist Tom Keenlyside, bassist Jodi Proznick, pianist Miles Black, Brazilian tambourine sensation Liam MacDonald, trombonist Rod Murray, percussionist Toto Berriel, and the electric dancers and drummers of Vancouver’s Aché Brasil.

VLACC’s 2018 annual signature cultural event, Aquarela do Brasil will delight enthusiastic audiences with a vast array of beloved musical styles, helping further educate and celebrate the richness of Latin American culture in Canada.

Win Tickets

I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away to Aquarela do Brasil: An Explosive Celebration of Music and Dance on November 8th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at 10:00am on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

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Update The winner is Amandine!

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  1. Jason B says:


  2. Kirsten says:

    I would love to win tickets to Aquarela do Brasil! Thanks for the contest.

  3. Amandine says:

    Jus5 found out about this event earlier today. I grew up listening to Brazilian music, would love to go!

  4. Chris says:

    Love Brasil 🇧🇷 !

  5. Cindy says:

    Sounds like fun!

  6. dane says:

    great musicians

  7. sandra says:

    I can only imagine the sounds and sights of Aquarela do Brasil….. Will be spectacular!


    i would love to see this and bring my friend

  9. Kelly says:

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  10. Ron Barak says:

    Seems like another winner from VLACC!

  11. Susan says:

    I enjoy Sal Ferreras music.

  12. Harold says:

    Looks good.

  13. Valerie says:

    Oh yes!!

  14. DebbW says:

    this would be a very lively concert. Would love to win!

  15. Shelley Butcher says:

    This sounds amazing!

  16. margaret harrington says:

    Lets go

  17. anne marie slater says:

    Oh would have loved to go just found out about this now.

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