Doors and Brazilian Couples Dancing Crash Course at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:00 pm
Tickets are $13 Advance / $16 Day of Show / $20 Dinner and Show
Xaxado Mission is a San Francisco based Brazilian band that specializes in Forró, a genre of music originated in Northeastern Brazil. Their repertoire brings high energy songs from masters Luiz Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro, in addition to a few Carimbo fusions, and Samba sets tailored for dancing the hours away. Playing both classic and modern Forró songs, their instrumentation consists of authentic Forró instruments like the zabumba, accordion, triangle, seven string guitar, pandeiro, winds and bass, sometimes harmonica. If you’ve never heard of Forró, but enjoy dancing to styles like salsa, cumbia, samba, then you won’t want to miss Xaxado Mission!
Oakland Samba Revue: Debuting this summer, Oakland Samba Revue is the newest contribution to the Bay Area's rich legacy of top notch Brazilian music. Based on the 'little big band' sounds of samba de gafieira, O.S.R. is a product of Grupo Falso Baiano co-founder Brian Moran - "Morangão", backed by Henry Hung (trumpet), Jeff Cressman (trombone), Aaron Germain (bass) and David Flores (drums), and featuring vocalist Katiana Vilá. Rooted in acoustic samba, O.S.R. is samba, is jazz, is funk, is fun! https://www.brianmoranmusic.com/shows