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Balanco Brasil: Oakland Samba Revue + Guarajuba

Doors at 7:00 pm; Dance lesson with Weslei Guimarães and Jonathan Barreto at 7:30 pm lesson; Show at 8:30pm

Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

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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 and guitar/cavquinho player Brian Moran (“Morangão"), backed by a rotating cast of some of the Bay Area’s best jazz and latin jazz musicians including vocalists Catia Machado Lund and Katiana Vilá, Zack Pitt-Smith (reeds), Erik Jekabson, Henry Hung and Ethan Pires (trumpets), Jeff Cressman and Remee Ashley (trombones), Brendan Neutra and Aaron Germain (bass), David Flores and Zach Mondlick (drums) and Ami Molinelli (percussion). Rooted in acoustic samba, O.S.R. incorporates funk, jazz, forro, bolero and more into its smart and fun arrangements written by Moran, featuring a 6 to 8 piece band using 2 – 3 horns arranged around Brazilian vocals. It’s music to dance to, music to listen to.

On July 25, O.S.R. will pair with Guarajuba at Ashkenaz.

Guarajuba is a project exploring rhythms and moods of the Northeast and the North of Brazil. A paired down ensemble that includes 2 percussionists, guitar, voice and flute, Guarajuba plays Samba da Bahia, Ijexá, Forró, Xote, Carimbó & Brazilian Roots Reggae, among other styles. Featuring musicians Andrew McKleroy of Zamico (vox/guitar), Brazilian percussionists Marcos Odara and Dave Eagle, Aharon Wheels Bolsta (flute/percussion) plus special guests. Dance and delight in their warm, roots sound.

Earlier Event: July 24
Stu Allen and Mars Hotel
Later Event: July 26
Flamenco Verano