BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com)(From City of Boca Raton) — The City of Boca Raton presents Downtown Boca’s Brazilian Beat, designated as one of South Florida’s official annual Brazilian Independence Day Celebrations by the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, on Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m. in Sanborn Square, 72 North Federal Highway (one block north of Palmetto Park Road).
The event is FREE and open to the public.
Promising to be a spirited evening, Brazilian Beat will feature live music, street entertainment including a Zumba showcase, Capoeira dancers, carnival dancers, samba drummers and authentic Brazilian food.
Headlining this year’s event are Alma Tropicalia and Batuke Samba Funk. Alma Tropicalia is a Washington, DC-based rock band that reimagines the psych-samba sounds of 60s tropicália music from Brazil, a mind-bending mix of tropical rhythms, soulful funk grooves and day-glo psychedelia that has quickly earned the group ecstatic reviews and packed performances across the region. Batuke Samba Funk is a high energy Brazilian band that mixes Brazilian rhythms such as Funk from the 70’s, Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul, and R&B.
Free parking for Brazilian Beat is available at City Hall (201 West Palmetto Park Road), the Downtown Library (400 Northwest Boca Raton Boulevard), and other locations downtown where event signage is featured.