Movimientos is going full on Rio style for our Carnival special this February welcoming the one and only Aleh Ferreira – the Banda Black Rio frontman who is bringing his full band and brass section for a massive set of Funky Samba bangers and classic Marchinhas. There’s also Rio Brass – an authentic carnival bloco inspired – brass band with a unique twist. Plus a superlative dance show from Samba De Rainha – led by the queen of Paraiso Samba School with a troupe of dancers to blow the roof off. To top it off there’s special Brazilian guest flying in from Porto DJ Farofa who brings his irrepressible energy to the dance alongside DJs Amarall and Movimientos’ own Cal Jader.
Brazilian singer-songwriter Aleh Ferreira, best known as the frontman of legendary Brazilian funk band Banda Black Rio. His warm, distinctive voice, samba-funk fusion grooves and lyrics that celebrate Afro-Brazilian heritage have earned him a career spanning three decades across the globe. Having also shared the stage with the likes of Ed Motta, Seu Jorge and Daniela Mercury and earning an assortment of national and international awards for his work as a performer but also as a composer for the screen and producer, Aleh is one of the most prominent contemporary musical figures of Brazilian music in the diaspora. Aleh’s music originates in the crib of Afro-Brazilian culture. Son of a priestess of Umbanda, his musical inspiration comes from the drums and melodies of the “terreiro” (the Umbanda centre) that gave birth to Samba and influenced modern music.
Rio Brass is an authentic Brazilian brass band with a unique twist. Performing impressive pop, rock, funk, samba, soul, and salsa songs, Rio Brass brings the celebration of Carnival Blocos to Europe. The Carnival Blocos is an annual celebration where the whole of Rio becomes a festival of color and captivating music as thousands of people take to the street to take in the music of the “Blocos” street bands. Rio Brass was created with the aim of sharing the passion and power of this unique festival with the world
Rafael Henrique Victório is Farofa, DJ, music researcher, selector, curator and cultural producer since 2012. He lives and works in Porto since October 2014, specializing in Brazilian Music and vinyl with sets and eclectic energy travels through the music. Always in favour of love and connections personal and social.
SAMBA DE RAINHA
We will have a taste of Brazil’s carnaval with its colourful feathers, joy and vibrant samba dance with the Samba de Rainha dance group
Saturday 25th February 2023