Tonho Materia to Headline 8th Brazilian Day in L.A.

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Tonho Materia to Headline 8th Brazilian Day in L.A.

Los Angeles, California – August 2, 2011 – The 8th Annual Brazilian Day once again joins forces with the 15th Brazilian Street Carnaval in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the LaBrea Tar Pits from noon to 6 pm.  This year’s headlining entertainer Tonho Materia comes direct from Salvador  Brazil to the event which features Brazilian bands, shows, dancers, parades, and Brazilian food and goods.

This year’s edition of the Brazilian Day in L.A. and Brazilian Street Carnaval will feature Tonho Materia, a Brazilian singer, musician, and composer who before going solo, worked with Olodum, the famous Brazilian group who worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Paul Simon. Tonho Materia has had a successful solo career in Brazil and abroad playing in Europe, Asia, and the americas bringing his contagious afro-Brazilian beat to an admiring world.  Tonho to date as recorded 11 CDs and two DVDs.

The Brazilian Day in LA is put on the by local Brazilian community of Los Angeles, featuring Brazilian food, drink, products, and lots of music, costumes, drums, making this event the place to be for all things Brazilian. During this six hours in Hancock Park at the La Brea Tar Pits, the event will include Brazilian performances by international star Tonho Materia with the best in local Brazilian bands and groups including feathered samba dancers, the incredible martial art / dance / music of capoeira, Samba, and Samba Reggae. Another highlight of the event will be an authentic Rio-Style Brazilian parade by the kings of Samba, SambaLá Samba School of Long Beach California and a Trio-Electrico parade lead by Tonho Materia himself allowing all who are moved to groove to jump in.

The event takes place on Saturday September 8, 2012 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.

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. You can visit their website at http://www.sambala.org.

About Tonho Materia

Tonho Materia is a Brazilian musician, composer, and singer from Bahia, the northern part of Brazilian known for their energetic afro-Brazilian style. Tonho was part of the famous Olodum percussion group (which played with Michael Jackson and Paul Simon) before going solo. Tonho has recorded 11 CDs and two DVDs and is well-known in Brazil and had played around the world.  For more information, see http://www.tonhomateria.com.

Contact:
David de Hilster
david@braziliandayla.org
726 W. 28th Street,
Long Beach, California
United States
Ph: 310-991-5744
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