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Brasil Summerfest 2012: Brings Hip Brazilian Music to New York

brasil summerfestFrom July 21 to the 28 2012, the second annual Brasil Summerfest will be blaring across venues all over Manhattan and Brooklyn.  The festival opens on Saturday July 21 at the Central Park Summerstage (entrance at 72nd St. at 5th ave) with a free concert featuring four young up and coming Brazilian hip hop artists:

  • Bebel Gilberto (Grammy nominated)
  • Criolo (MTV Brazil, Best New Artist of 2011)
  • Flávio Renegado
  • DJ Béco Dranoff 

Following the opening will be performances at venues across the city featuring great new acts from Brazil, like:

  • Phillybloco
  • Samba Rockestra
  • Mallu
  • Quarteto Olinda
  • Pedro Morales
  • Mauricio Pessoa
  • Os Mutantes
  • Karina Zeviani
  • Liliana Araujo
  • Luisa Mita

And more.

Brasil Summerfest was founded in 2011 and curated by Petrit Pula, currently the head of Nublu Records, and co-curated by Erika Elliott, the Artistic Director at Central Park Summerstage. Summerfest 2011 was extremely successful and has had multiple sold out shows. This year it looks like the festival is still growing and become greater.

To learn more, go to

Brasil Summerfest
July 21 – 28 2012

Central Park Summerstage
72nd St. at 5th ave

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