Samba Society presents: Brasil 70! Samba/Soul/Resistance
August 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$25 - $45
BRASIL 70: SAMBA / SOUL / RESISTANCE
Highlighting some of Brazil’s most well-known, traditional musical genres alongside internationally-influenced, hybrid musical forms, BRASIL 70 will take the audience on a musical journey of socio-political turmoil, viewed through the lens of the 1970s.
1970s Brazil was a dichotomy: A soccer superpower and “Country of the Future” run by a military dictatorship that severely repressed artists, intellectuals, and progressive activists. Under the thumb of extreme censorship, artists created some of Brazil’s most compelling musical/social/political movements and produced an incredible body of work before the digital age of mass consumption.
The musicians of the Samba Society collective (which includes MôForró, and Os Zagueiros)—along with some very special guests—will defy genre boundaries and be in dialogue with current affairs and political movements.
Marcel Camargo / voice / guitar / arrangement
Thalma de Freitas / voice
Tita Lima / voice
Diana Purim / voice
SAMBA SOCIETY is:
Simon Carroll / voice / drums / percussion
Bobby Easton / voice / guitar / percussion
Beto González / voice / percussion / guitar / viola caipira
Mitchell Long / voice / cavaco / guitar / percussion
Dana Maman / voice / percussion
Kátia Moraes / voice / percussion
Fábio Santana de Souza / voice / trombone / percussion
Emina Shimanuki / voice / percussion
Colin Walker / 7-string guitar
Luis Mascaro / violin
Leo Nobre / bass
Gee Rabe / accordion
Dan Reckard / keys / sax / flute
BRASIL 70: SAMBA / SOUL / RESISTANCE is produced by
Beto González / Artistic Director
Simon Carroll and Bobby Easton / Co-Producers
Special thanks to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for their continuing support of the John Anson Ford Theatres. The Ford Theatres are owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Ford Theatre Foundation and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
ABOUT THE FORD
At 1,200 seats, the Ford Theatres creates an intimate concert experience that is a favorite among Angelenos. Each summer, the Ford hosts a diverse roster of events representing music and dance styles reflective of the communities that comprise Los Angeles County. Ford summer season events are presented in partnership with Los Angeles County arts organizations and producers. Unlike a traditional presenting model, these organizations apply to be part of the season and receive significant marketing, front of house and production support while keeping the majority of box office proceeds. The IGNITE @ the FORD! series is made possible through the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl; proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation. Located in a County regional park in the Hollywood Hills, the Ford is owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.
The Ford is located just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass. Grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking. In addition to a variety of food and beverages available on site, patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink (wine and beer are allowed). The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. The Ford Theatres is a smoke free facility.
Onsite parking at the Ford is limited and stacked. $10 per vehicle, cash only. Carpool and save: three or more people per vehicle pay only $5 for parking for evening shows. A FREE shuttle to the Ford services the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga (excluding Big World Fun and JAM Sessions). The Ford shuttle stops in the “kiss and ride” area and cycles every 20 minutes. For non-stacked off-site parking, a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (new); parking costs $12, cash only.
A complete season schedule, directions to the theatre and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.