Sixth annual Brazilian Day Arizona Fest to be in Scottsdale

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Afro:Baile in partnership with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the Sixth Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

A joyful celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day, Brazilian Day Arizona showcases the country’s diverse, historic and colorful cultures.

The family-friendly event offers both indoor and outdoor entertainment, including live performances and interactive demonstrations of Brazilian music, dance and martial arts.

Festival-goers enjoy the sounds of traditional samba, pagode, forro, funk and more, as well as dazzling displays of capoeira. More than 50 performers and instructors from across Brazil and the United States are featured, including Grupo Cupim do Samba, Delta Nove, DJ Seduce, Axe Capoeira, Gustavo Dantas and Neise Cordeiro, among others, according to a press release.

Other Brazilian Day Arizona highlights include a Samba Queen contest, face painting and arts activities for children, and more than 30 vendors. Delicious Brazilian, Argentine and Lebanese foods are available for purchase, along with the national cocktail of Brazil – the

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caipirinha – and other beverages, the release stated.

Admission to Brazilian Day Arizona is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.

Additional information and discounted advance tickets are available through www.BrazilianDayArizona.com. Tickets also may be purchased through Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Established in 2006 by Miguel Ivery (aka DJ Seduce), Afro:Baile is an award-winning Brazilian music label and events company based in Gilbert, and committed to promoting Brazilian culture in the community through festivals, concerts, education, performances and more, the release stated.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. 2nd St. in downtown Scottsdale.

Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East 2nd Street, according to the release.

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