Brazilian Day Canada Festival Sep 5-6

A NON-Cuban .. but excellent event to recommend:

Brazilians in Toronto are getting ready to host the largest free Brazilian Event in Canada, and everyone is invited. The 2nd Annual Brazilian Day Canada will take place on September 5th and 6th, 2010 at Yonge-Dundas Square. The two day festival that will culminate in a free concert featuring Brazilian superstar Ivete Sangalo and a host of local Brazilian and Canadian musicians.

Festival Highlights:

Date and Time:                    Sunday September 5,   1pm to 6pm
Venue:                                    Yonge-Dundas Square
Event:                                     Official Kick off and Showcase of Brazilian Culture
Try Brazil’s national dish Feijoada. Listen to Toronto’s best samba drummers, learn to samba, try on elaborate costumes.

Date and Time:                    Monday September 6,   2pm to 1am
Event:  Brazilian Day Canada Festival Concert (2pm to 8pm)
Venue:  Yonge-Dundas Square & Yonge Street closed between Dundas St. and Shuter St.from10am to 11pm
Performances by Ivete Sangalo, Hosted by Serginho Groisman.

Other performers include Aline Morales, Maracatu Baque de Bamba, The Samba Connection, Cibelle Iglesias, Marcelo Neves, Jack October & Friends, José Paulo, Batucada Carioca, Capoeira Camara.

Date and Time: Brazilian Day Canada Official After Party (8pm to 1am)
Venue:  Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge Street
Featuring top Brazilian DJs- DJ Dave and DJ Erv Master

Ivete Sangalo is one of the most popular and best selling Brazilian female singers to date. She has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, is the recipient of a Latin Grammy Award and many other international awards.  Most recently Sangalo performed on Beyonce’s Brazilian tour. Ivete Sangalo is a charismatic, energetic performer; her high energy concerts are legendary and boast elaborate sets, 12 piece band, dancers, and beautiful costumes. U2’s Bono told a Brazilian daily paper that Ivete is one of his favourite singers, “I think she is a great star and she should be a great star throughout the whole world. She has an interesting combination of charisma and intelligence. That is a great combination: body, mind and soul. When you take those three together and add rhythm, that’s Ivete!”

The multicultural celebration will be hosted by Globo Television star, Serginho Groisman. A well loved TV personality, Groisman hosts one of the most popular shows in Brazil “Alta Horas.”

Last year over 30, 000 people attended the first Brazilian Day Canada, the Yonge and Dundas area was a sea of green and yellow, as Torontonians came out in full force in the colours of the Brazilian flag. Brazilian Day is an international celebration of Brazilian culture, sponsored by Globo Television International it is produced locally by Canada’s largest Brazilian Newspaper, Brasil News.  Rogers is a presenting sponsor of Brazilian Day Canada again this year and OMNI is the Canadian media sponsor.  Toronto is the only Canadian stop on the party that will make its way around the globe; celebrations will take place in Luanda, London, Tokyo, New York and Miami.

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To arrange an interview with local performers, a representative from Brazilian Day Canada, for media accreditation or further information:  Raine Liliefeldt, Media Relations 416-438-4298/ 416-319-6107

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