Celebrate June, Brazilian style

Fans dance along to the music on Brazilian Samba Funk night at the Sahara Lounge on June 2014.  Photo by Martin Do Nascimento
Fans dance along to the music on Brazilian Samba Funk night at the Sahara Lounge on June 2014. Photo by Martin Do Nascimento

In my latest Cultura en Austin column, which highlights upcoming Latino cultural art happenings, I highlighted several must-see events including some of the month-long festivities celebrating Brazilian culture.

In Brazil, the month of June means honoring various saints with food, music and dancing. On June 6, celebrations kick off here in Austin at Esquina Tango at 9 p.m. Local forró band Seu Jacinto, which plays traditional Northeastern Brazilian music, will lead a mini forró class at 9:30 p.m. DJ Pererê will also play on breaks.

The BYOB party costs $8, and costumes are encouraged. Brazilian street food truck, Boteco will also be on site. For more information, visit esquinatangoaustin.com.

Celebrations continue this summer at the Brasil Grooves Summer Series, which starts June 20 at the Spider House Ballroom. Featured bands include psychedelic pop band Suns of Orpheus and Brazillian pop/rock band Fusca XR3. The showcases, presented by Austin Vida and Austin Brazil, will be at 9 p.m. every third Saturday from June-August.  Cover is $10.

Check out the full Cultura en Austin column for more cool June events here.

 

 

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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