Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Travel back to Tropicalia Times

Red Hot + Rio are CD compilations from the Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series intended to promote AIDS awareness. The compilations introduce you to hot samba beats, soulful funk and beautiful bossa nova tunes.
Legendary Brazilian recording artists including such as Jobim, Astrud Gilberto and Gilberto Gil are among the contributors of this tribute to the vibrant music culture of Brazil.

On December 4 and December 5 Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a benefit to celebrate the music and culture of Brazil. BAM invited artists such as Bebel Gilberto (Brazil), José González (Sweden), Otto, (Brazil) and João Parahyba (Brazil) to saluted the elements Samba Soul. The event invites audience on a journey through the amazing years of tropicalia movement, North American soul music and legendary Brazilian music.

Fusing samba with R&B, soul with baião, pioneer artists with emerging artists today the concert at BAM bring together the newest generation of Brazilian and international artists who represent the legacy of this inspiring cultural scene.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Brazil Foundation’s AIDS-related projects.

December 4 and 5


Tickets are from $25
The Howard Gilman Opera House located in the Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue Getting to BAM click here

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