Monday, Nov 19, 8-10:30 PM

Casa Samba’s 2018 Fundraiser featuring Brazil’s Neguinho da Beija Flor

Lyons Recreation Center
Getting there
624 Louisiana Ave. The Chevron Studio, New Orleans, LA

SAMBA SCHOOL BEIJA-FLOR DE NILÓPOLIS WINS 2018 RIO’S CARNAVAL PARADE WITH A POLITICAL STATEMENT Leader singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor brings Brazil’s Carnaval spirit to New Orleans on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Casa Samba Fundraiser New Orleans (October 2018) – Casa Samba, New Orleans first Brazilian samba school and cultural performance group will be hosting its 2018 Fundraiser on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00 at the NORDC Lyons Center at 624 Louisiana Avenue. The fundraiser will feature the iconic vocal artist, Neguinho Da Beija Flor from the Brazilian Samba School Beija-Flor de Nilópolis the 2018 Rio de Janeiro Carnaval champion, one of the largest popular celebrations in the world. Commanded by singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor, the samba-enredo (song) "Monstrous is the One Who Does Not Know How to Love", made a parallel between the Mary Shelley’s terror novel "Frankenstein", which turns 200 this year, and the Brazilian social ills. Corruption, inequality, violence, and intolerance of gender, race, religious and even sports formed the scenario of "Brazil monstrosity". In the original story, a scientist gives life to a creature constructed with parts of dead people, becoming an ugly figure. In the parade, it comes to criticize social and political problems as corruption has dominated the country's news, with former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva being sentenced to 12 years in prison and top business executives and dozens of politicians under investigation over a huge graft scandal. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis now has 14 titles in the Rio’s Carnaval Special Group - only behind Portela and Mangueira in total victories. First time touring in the U.S., leader singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor brings 2018 Rio’s champion samba school spirit to nine cities.
The event will feature Neguinho along with Casa Samba and several New Orleans cultural artists and groups like: James Andrews, Ben Hunter, Roots of Music;” Sunpie” Barnes; YMO Furious Five Second line Dancers, Mardi Gras Indians, Buck jumpers and Baby dolls and more.
For the last 30 years, Casa Samba has strived to present audiences and train aspiring youth and adults in traditional Brazilian music, dance and folkloric arts. Casa Samba will host its fundraiser to continue to support these efforts including “ Sambakids”, their children’s program. Admission: $17.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.For tickets go to: . For more information please call 504-236-7479 or 504-430-6499.
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