Get a behind-the-scenes impression in the kitchen of Zouthaven - Amsterdam hosted by Chef Martin Keus, Chef Silvia Dos Santos and curator Amarildo Amorim . You'd better believe it; Viva Brasil Food Festival 2016 will be awesome! Don't miss this event and enjoy the best of Brazilian cuisine in Amsterdam on June 26. Free entrance, midday - 11pm! More info: http://www.vivabrasilamsterdam.com/viva-brasil-food-festival.html
Nog geen kaartje voor het concert van Ivete Sangalo op 26 mei in Heineken Music Hall? Wacht dan niet langer, want de Early Bird periode is bijna voorbij. Tickets worden daarna duurder. Ga snel naar onze online Ticketshop: https://shop.ticketscript.com/…/st…/rid/RKKDKEMQ/language/nl
of naar één van de voorverkoopadressen:
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Marcio Domingues Studio
1053 EL AMSTERDAM
Brazilian Restaurant Rodizio
Gevers Deynootplein 125
2586 CR SCHEVENINGEN
T 070 322 53 73
On Sunday 22 November the Brazilian guitar virtuoso Yamandu Costa will be giving an exclusive performance for Viva Brasil Concerts in the Blue Note Hall of the Amsterdam Conservatorium.
Yamandu Costa is one of the most famous composers and arrangers in Brazil, and an extraordinarily talented musician. His arrangements and playing style have inspired musicians all over the world. From an early age Yamandu Costa has given very personal interpretations to the classic and popular music of such Brazilian masters as Baden Powell and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Like a real gaúcho, the musical styles of southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and influences from such masters as Argentijn Lucio Yanél and Astor Piazzola, permeate his work.
Yamandu gained international recognition following his role in the documentary Brasileirinho (2005) by Mika Kaurismmaki on the history and culture of choro music in Rio de Janeiro.
Viva Brasil Concerts
Viva Brasil Concerts is an offshoot of the annual music festival Viva Brasil Festival that has been held in Amsterdam every year since 1994. The festival has developed into a broad platform for Brazilian culture in the Netherlands, also organizing events and a series of concert by Brazilian masters and upcoming talents in the runup to the Olympic Games being held in Brazil in 2016.
The concert by Yamandu Costa is the first in a series of concerts that will be given during 2015 and 2016.
Viva Brasil Festival was first organized and launched by Gracia Caffé and Alaor Soares of Redondo Events in 1994. Past festivals have hosted the megastars Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Djavan and Marisa Monte. In 2015 the festival welcomed Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, together with Alceu Valença and rising star Maria Gadú.
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Tickets (seated concerts/€ 22,50) can be purchased through Ticketscript online
Rio de Janeiro is a city I miss every moment I'm not there. The atmosphere there is hard to describe; you can't really explain it, you have to experience it. Imagine, for instance, that it's late, you're walking home after a great concert, and suddenly you hear drums in the distance. The evening's over, but the night is still young, and you decide to follow the sound. It leads you to a little square where a percussion band is playing fiery rhythms. Everywhere people are dancing, young and old alike; people are flirting, whirling, drinking and laughing.
This is what makes Brazil so special. Everywhere you go there is music, a party, and good times – and it's usually right round the corner! In Brazil music is a basic necessity, as vital as sleeping and eating. Wherever there's a party there's music, and wherever there's music it turns into a party. You don't need an instrument; a matchbox, a beer bottle, or a table will do. Music there is everywhere.
I can still remember arriving at Rio de Janeiro airport in February. I was going to spend three months in Brazil, and I knew how much I was going to miss my boyfriend, all my other friends, and my family. Lost in these wistful thoughts, while waiting for my luggage to appear, I heard something I recognized. I looked around to see where it came from. An older guy was tapping a coin against his suitcase to create a rhythm: the samba. There and then I knew it. I was home. These were people I understood. Viva Brasil!
CONCERT REVIEW by Anouk Piket - Viva Brasil Festival at Bimhuis, 19 July 2015
Those in the audience who might not have heard of Vanessa Moreno and Fi Maróstica before, and who bought tickets for that Sunday evening's Viva Brasil festival in the Bimhuis by chance, or out of curiosity, left the concert as if in a trance. There were two performances that evening; Vanessa Moreno and Fi Maróstica broke the ice, and by the time the samba queen Fabiana Cozza came on, the party was in full swing. This was not just a warm-up: Vanessa Moreno and Fi Maróstica could have held the stage all night.
The size of the crowd in the Bimhuis did less than justice to these young stars, and the audience seemed to have no great expectations of the pair, but the very first sounds made by the singer Vanessa Moreno and the bassist Fi Maróstica stilled the whole room. The tension immediately rose, the audience hung on their every word, and the chemistry of this duo was soon in spectacular evidence.
The evening's repertoire was made up mostly of numbers from their 2012 album Vem Ver, with their own arrangements of numbers by a variety of composers, together with new work from a forthcoming album devoted to their own versions of Gilberto Gil songs.
Some of those in the audience will doubtless have heard the the debt to Rosa Passos acknowledged in Moreno and Maróstica's music. The subtle sounds placed purely and firmly between the resolute silences and breathtaking breathing spaces recalled the album Entre Amigos that Passos recorded with Ron Carter in 2003; and sure enough, Rosa Passos herself turns out to have written the glowing introduction on their album cover.
The evening in the Bimhuis was magical, the atmosphere was relaxed, and the music was divine. The pair, who treat the stage as an extension of their married life, seemed to melt together in a musical game of love in which Maróstica's tender touching of the strings quickened and slowed while Moreno's voice danced lightly over the notes. They switched effortlessly between very different rhythms - samba, carimbó, jongo, baião – with Moreno showing, in a playful, almost jokey way, which way a number had to go.
The bass led and followed at the same time. In Banzé de Cuiá, an almost childishly simple bass pattern was peppered with heavy-duty instrumental excursions that showed the extraordinary ease with which Maróstica can switch between different rhythms and musical genres.
Not for a moment was the performance monotonous or did anyone miss other instruments on stage. The double bass, a triangle, a tamborim and even an ordinary plastic bag were used as percussion instruments, here and there, to fill out the essence of the music, but the fact is that the natural poetry of the Brazilian Portuguese language was brought out in all its glory by Vanessa Moreno, and this made percussion superfluous. It was a rhythmic and phonetic treat, even for those who spoke no Portuguese.
If you weren't present at this concert you can look forward to this duo's next appearance in the Netherlands; we are definitely going to be hearing more from these two young Brazilian virtuosos.
H.E. Piragibe dos Santos Tarragô - Brazilian ambassador to the Netherlands - Meets Caetano & Gil at Viva Brasil Festival 2015
Viva Brasil Festival Amsterdam