Aquarela do Brasil at the Vancouver Playhouse: Win Tickets

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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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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jason BTuesday, October 30th, 2018 — 11:12pm PST

    Brazil

  2. KirstenTuesday, October 30th, 2018 — 11:28pm PST

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

  3. AmandineTuesday, October 30th, 2018 — 11:38pm PST

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

  4. ChrisWednesday, October 31st, 2018 — 7:29am PST

    Love Brasil 🇧🇷 !

  5. CindyWednesday, October 31st, 2018 — 11:19am PST

    Sounds like fun!

  6. daneWednesday, October 31st, 2018 — 6:02pm PST

    great musicians

  7. sandraThursday, November 1st, 2018 — 8:18am PST

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

  8. KATHLEEN NOMATThursday, November 1st, 2018 — 9:59am PST

    i would love to see this and bring my friend

  9. KellyThursday, November 1st, 2018 — 1:26pm PST

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  10. Ron BarakThursday, November 1st, 2018 — 8:32pm PST

    Seems like another winner from VLACC!

  11. SusanThursday, November 1st, 2018 — 9:34pm PST

    I enjoy Sal Ferreras music.

  12. HaroldFriday, November 2nd, 2018 — 11:58am PST

    Looks good.

  13. ValerieFriday, November 2nd, 2018 — 4:17pm PST

    Oh yes!!

  14. DebbWFriday, November 2nd, 2018 — 5:32pm PST

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

  15. Shelley ButcherSaturday, November 3rd, 2018 — 12:36am PST

    This sounds amazing!

  16. margaret harringtonSunday, November 4th, 2018 — 8:33am PST

    Lets go

  17. anne marie slaterWednesday, November 7th, 2018 — 7:45am PST

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

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