Official Line up for the Event:
Boca do Rio 4:30pm
Sang Matiz 5:45 p.m. w/Amor Do Samba
Batala 7:20 p.m.
Come celebrate Brazilian Day with SANG MATIZ / BATALÁ / BOCA DO RIO
Plus Special Guests:
AMOR DO SAMBA (Dance Crew)
Paulo Presotto from (Dona Francisca)
Diogo Sabre & Angelo Tomandl
Emceed by Renata Moreira, Brazilian Activist, Executive Director of Our Family Coalition and founding member of Coletivo Desbordar.
In support of Coletivo Desbordar, a feminist, leftist and anti-racist collective of Brazilian immigrant women who aim to bridge solidarity in the fight for democracy & liberation from the Bay to Brazil.
Special cocktail for the event: $8 Caipirinhas, $6 Drafts and Brazilian Salgados & Brigadeiros will be available at a suggested donation!
Silent Auction with many prizes!
Door 3:30pm / Show 4:30pm / 21 + /
$12 Early Bird / $15 Reg / $18 at the door.
Sang Matiz has been performing a collection of original and cover songs for over 7 years, fusing energetic World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz, and Funk. They've perfected a unique combination of styles that is best described as catchy, syncopated melodies with flamenco-styled finger picking. It sounds like the Gipsy Kings and Jamiroquai had a baby in South America! Sang Matiz takes you on a journey of cultural expression, an exciting fusion of sound full of passion, energy, and wild creativity.
Thanks to a grant awarded by The California ArtsCouncil Endowment for the Arts and The San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants, they have released the album "Ship It!," and is currently in production of their second album. In August 2015, they were chosen and honored to open for the legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra for their final “Adios Tour," followed by 2016 invitation to share a stage with the eclectic and distinguished LA-based band, Ozomatli. Throughout the years, they’ve also collaborated with various renowned Bay Area musicians such as: Mario Alberto Silva (Master Trumpeter), Miguelito Martinez (Master Flutist/Composer), and Grammy Award-winner Braulio Barrera (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), among many other national and global acts as Jorge Santana (Malo) and Pete Escovedo.
BOCA DO RIO:
Brazilian Space Funk
Originally hailing from the San Francisco Mission, Boca do Rio is a Brazilian-American samba-funk explosion. Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musicá organicá – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas. After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free.
Boca do Rio started flowing when Kevin Welch and Alex Calatayud formed a musical partnership in the late nineties that would redefine Brazilian music in the Bay Area. The electro-whiz kid, Jacob Aginsky, soon joined the group adding a mystical element. The musical collaboration was founded in deep respect for past traditions, steeped in the sambas and choros that echoed through the Brazilian favelas, while always evolving forward to create an organic sound that is decidedly modern and funky.
Batalá San Francisco is a Brazilian-style samba reggae percussion and dance group that performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at festivals, clubs, and private events. It is the local chapter of Batalá Mundo, founded in 1997 by Brazilian percussionist Giba Goncalves, which currently numbers more than 1000 drummers in more than 30 international groups. The mission of Batalá is to spread the infectious Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions from the streets of Salvador, Bahia, to communities throughout the world. Batalá San Francisco is a multicultural, multigenerational all-volunteer community group united by the common love of drumming.
AMOR DO SAMBA:
Amor Do Samba Entertainment is a world class San Francisco based samba dance and music entertainment company dedicated to promoting Afro-Latin music and dance through the performing arts. Deeply rooted in San Francisco's cultural diversity we offer samba dance shows to live bands including genres such as Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Batucada Samba, Samba Reggae, Axe, and more!
Coletivo Desbordar is a feminist, anti-racist, leftist and anti-capitalist group of Brazilian immigrant women and gender-non-conforming people in the Bay Area. Through direct actions, media campaigns, study groups, support groups and workshops, we aim to:
- Show transnational solidarity with leftist, feminist and intersectional social movements in Brazil;
- Mobilize the Brazilian community in the Bay Area towards local struggles against capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia;
- Create spaces of empowerment and support for women and non-binary Brazilian immigrants in the Bay Area group dedicated to lifting the opression and coup in Brazil.
Donations for Coletivo Desbordar are encouraged on the Patio at El Rio.
This Event has been brought to you by SANG MATIZ PRODUCTIONS and EL RIO SF.