Brazilian Day in LA 2013 to Feature Entertainers from Brazil

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David de Hilster
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Brazilian Day in LA 2013 to Feature Entertainers from Brazil

Los Angeles, California – August 21, 2013- The 8th Annual Brazilian Day in Los Angeles once again joins forces with the 16th Brazilian Street Carnaval in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the LaBrea Tar Pits from noon to 6 pm. This year’s headlining entertainers Fabio Keldani and Karen Keldani come direct from Brazil exclusively for the event which features Brazilian bands, shows, dancers, parades, and Brazilian food and goods. There will also be a special appearance by Monobloco, a famous band also direct from Brazil.

This year’s edition of the Brazilian Day in L.A. and Brazilian Street Carnaval will feature Fabio Keldani, a Globo actor and musician bringing the best in feet-stomping, heart-pumping music from Brazil. A heart-throb to many a Brazilian lady, Fabio will be strutting his stuff on stage with a beat and energy that will certainly electrify.  His sister Karen Keldani just finished singing with a youth choir for the Pope in Rio de Janeiro’s storied Copacabana beach.  She will be part of the “spiritual” side of the event which opens with Viver Brasil’s “cleansing of the street” (Lavagem da Rua) at noon.

Making a special appearance this year’s event and parade will be Monobloco, a well-known Brazilian band with a unique style played with Brazilian samba instruments.

In conjunction with this year’s theme “working together”, the event is supporting with the Icla da Silva Foundation which is focused on helping patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other types of blood cancer including a young Brazilian woman from Los Angeles. The event is inviting all attending to sign up to help.

The event takes place on Saturday September 7, 2013 from noon until 6 pm. Admission is free and the event is “family friendly”. For more information you can go to http://www.braziliandayla.org, email contact@braziliandayla.org, or telephone 562-508-4504.

About the Brazilian Day in Los Angeles

The Brazilian Day in Los Angeles was founded in 2006 by the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles. The objective is to create a day where the Los Angeles Brazilian community comes together to show it diversity, color, and passion. The event is modeled after other Brazilian days around the world in the month of September including the Brazilian Day in New York which now boasts over one million in attendance. http://www.braziliandayla.org

About SambaLa Samba School and the Brazilian Street Carnaval

SambaLá Samba School is a 18-year-old non-profit organization based in Long Beach California and is dedicated to creating a community for those who enjoy the Brazilian culture. They provide samba dance and drum classes, do professional shows, and produce the annual Brazilian Street Carnaval and the Brazilian Day in L.A. http://www.sambala.org.

About Fabio & Karen Keldani

Fabio Keldani is an actor and musician from Rio de Janeiro appearing on various famous Globo “novelas”. Karen Keldani is a spiritual singer with various CDs in Brazil who sang with a youth choir on the Pope’s 2013 visit to Brazil. http://www.fabiokeldani.com.br, http://www.karenkeldani.com.br.

About Monobloco

The percussion group Monobloco, renowned for incorporating diverse rhythms and musical styles to a samba beat, was created in 2000 by the components of the band Pedro Luís e A Parede, also known as PLAP – Pedro Luís (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars), Mário Moura (bass guitar), C.A. Ferrari, Sidon Silva and Celso Alvim (drums and percussion). Today, Monobloco is among the Brazilian acts with the greatest number of performances all year round.  http://www.monobloco.us

About the Icla da Silva Foundation

This organization is focused on helping patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other types of blood cancer including a young Brazilian woman from Los Angeles. http://www.icla.org

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