The Legendary Jorge Ben in NYC November 17th

Brazilian music legend Jorge Ben will take the stage at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club and Grill November 17th 2013. Get your tickets now they’re sure to go fast. Even if you don’t know his name, chances are you’re familiar with at least one of his melodies or songs.

Following is an excerpt of a bio from the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill website:

In 1963, Jorge came on stage and sang “Mas Que Nada” (or “no way”) to a small crowd that happened to include an executive from the recording company, Philips. One week later, Jorge Ben’s first single was released. Jorge Ben Jor (born March 22, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian popular musician. His characteristic style fuses samba, funk, and rock into samba-rock, with lyrics that blend humor and satire with often esoteric subject matter. Born Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes, he initially took the stage name Jorge Ben after his mother’s name (of Ethiopian origin)…

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Brazilian “Tropicalia” Legend
November 17, 2013
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $65.00 in advance, $75.00 day of show
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill Website


Brasil Summerfest: July 21 – 28, 2012

Brasil Summerfest 2012

Brasil Summerfest | Opening Night July 21, 2012:
Bebel Gilberto / Criolo / Flávio Renegado / Béco Dranoff (DJ)

July 21, 2012 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Central Park | Free

Brasil Summerfest website. | Brasil Summerfest is presented in association with Central Park Summerstage.

Here’s a good opportunity to check out some excellent Brazilian artists live in NYC: Brasil Summerfest. Oh, and it’s FREE. You should probably get there early. The artists performing at the opening night of the event are listed below with a brief description of their music and playlists. Enjoy!

Bebel Gilberto With the release of Tanto Tempo in 2000, Gilberto formulated her trademark electronic bossa nova, which took over clubs around the world…more.


Criolo Recently chosen by MTV Brazil as “Best New Artist” in 2011 Criolo creates rhymes and also sings beautifully, blends Brazilian rhythms including samba, soul, Afro-funk and rock riffs and assembles it with hip-hop beats and flow…more.

Flávio Renegado Renegado’s sound is at once identifiably hip-hop based but incorporates other musical influences such as reggae, maracatu, Cuban music, African rhythms, samba and other typical Brazilian sounds. These global inspirations are exemplified in his newest release, Minha Tribo é o Mundo meaning, “My Tribe is the World.”more.(psst! download album free at his website)

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