Suns of Orpheus band celebrates Austin-Brazil sound on Aug. 23

Austin’s Brazilian music scene on the rise
Federico Geib of Macaxeira Funk performs on Brazilian Samba Funk night at the Saraha Lounge.

By Nancy Flores

Austin-based band Suns of Orpheus, an international psychedelic pop band led by Brazilian-born frontman Frederico Geib, will celebrate “Suns of Orpheus Day” with a special show on Aug. 23 at the Sahara Lounge. Two years ago, the group received a City of Austin proclamation honoring their musical excellence and community involvement and were recognized with a “Suns of Orpheus Day” on Aug. 23, 2012.  Now the band celebrates each year by throwing a benefit concert supporting arts education.

The trilingual band, which features Portuguese, Spanish and English lyrics in its hybrid music, is among a growing group of rising local Brazilian bands in Austin’s music scene. Suns of Orpheus helped strengthen the Austin-Brazilian sound by recording the well-received album “Amoris Orbita.”

Suns of Orpheus will be special guests at the Sahara Lounge’s weekly Africa Nite showcase with African band Zoumountchi. Doors open at 9 p.m. and show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $6, and a portion of the door and bar proceeds will benefit arts education group Grounded in Music, a local nonprofit organization. Visit saharalounge.com for more information.

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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