We are SO EXCITED!!! The Advanced Percussion Ensemble at Dobson High School has been working diligently all semester under the direction of Joseph Goglia, learning the rhythms of Brazilian Batucada. They are enthused and ready to join Grupo Liberdade on stage for a joint concert on Saturday, May 11th at the Dobson High Auditorium in Mesa (1501 W. Guadalupe Rd).
For those of you who know our sound well, you know that it will be all the better with MORE DRUMS! These groups will also be joined by Capoeira Brazil and the SambAZ Dancers for a spectacular journey into the sights and sounds of Brazil. This may be the last Grupo Liberdade show for the summer while we are recording an album, so make sure to get your fix this weekend!
The fundraiser for Dobson students will be ALL AGES, so invite your students, your neighbors, and bring the whole family for a night to remember! Tickets are available at the Dobson High School Bookstore or by calling 480-472-3262 for $10 in advance ($5 children under 12) or $12 at the Door ($6 children under 12).
This Friday, April 5, Grupo Liberdade returns to one of our favorite venues in the Valley, the Desert Botanical Garden. Join us for a sensational Sonoran sunset to the soundtrack of swinging and shaking Brazilian tunes!
The Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and more designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert’s natural beauty.
In celebration of Desert Botanical Garden’s 75th Anniversary, the Spring Music in the Garden Concert Series pays tribute to the Garden members and some of the most talented and popular musicians in the Valley. This special line up features member favorites, and Grupo Liberdade takes the stage this week, Friday, April 5.
Plan ahead and enjoy dinner at Gertrude’s, the Garden’s new onsite restaurant OR enjoy the following options available at Ullman Terrace: Patio Café , Chef-attended station, full cash bar and boutique wine sales.
Tickets at www.dbg.org
members: $16 / general public: $22
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. / Concert 7 - 9 p.m.
Brasil Fest AZ 2012 is this Friday night, Sept 21 in downtown Phoenix! Do you have your discounted presale tickets yet? Check out all the details at www.BrasilAZ.com and invite your friends for a night to be remembered!
Want a little taste of what's in store on Friday? Check out the new promo video from the BrasilAZ team. Remember to "like" it and share the love with your friends!
Experience the authentic sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil at the grandest celebration of Brazilian art & culture in Arizona. Premiere performance ensembles from across the state will join forces to bring you an action-packed evening of non-stop Brazilian music & dance through this sensational celebration at Monarch Theatre, downtown Phoenix's newest live music venue. Witness sequined samba dancers, capoeira, folkloric dancers, live art & multi-media visual displays as you groove to the ground shaking rhythms of Brazilian batucada. Friday, Sept 21st, 2012 :: 8:00pm - 2:00am :: 21+ Event Monarch Theatre :: 122 E. Washington St. :: Downtown PhoenixCheck out www.BrasilAZ.com
for the line up and discounted presale tickets!
Live Performances By: Grupo Liberdade, Batucaxé, SambAZ Dancers, Capoeira Brasil AZ
Authentic Brasilian Food by Val’s Catering
Traditional Brasilian Drinks and Specials
VIP Tables with Bottle Service by Reservation
Prizes for Sexiest Samba Dancer
Live art by Tariqu Sabur
Giveaways, Merchandise, and More!
Explore the world-renowned Desert Botanical Gardens during the magic hours of sunset and beyond! Join us for Brazilian beats, night blooming flowers, sunset, drinks, and dining ~ and dance your way through the gardens from 7:30 - 9:30pm (doors at 6:00pm).
DBG Member: $15 | General Public: $21
Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more adults by calling 480 481.8104.
Visit www.dbg.org for more details!
Win Phoenix Film Festival Tickets!!!
for the screening of Bel Borba Aqui, a film arriving from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and nominated for Best World Cinema
Friday, March 30, 10:55am
Saturday, March 31 1:40pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4,
7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Be one of the first two to send us an email to email@example.com and win 2 tickets to the show!
Known as "The People's Picasso" in his hometown of Salvador, Bel Borba eclectically represents a rarely seen side of Brazil. For 35 years, he has spread his recognized artwork throughout the 500-year-old urban landscape. The sunny coastal city feeds Borba's artistic vein. Combining talent, simplicity, and nature to create original work, he showcases the forgotten beauty of his country and reminds us there is more to Brazil than favelas, soccer, and drug lords in Rio de Janeiro. The true, beautiful essence of Brazil poetically expressed with tiles, steel, sand, and mud, Bel Borba proves the ocean is the limit. For a country already full of color, he engraves his devotion to art and passion for his people. No permission asked.
Join Grupo Liberdade and the SambAZ Dancers at some of our favorite venues this weekend and next for a booty-shakin good time!
Saturday, March 24th at MIM - Musical Instrument Museum
11:00am - 12:30pm in the Main Courtyard
Grupo Liberdade will be performing with the SambAZ dancers as part of MIM's Experience Brazil Day taking place from 10:00am - 5:00pm. In addition to live music and dance, MIM will host drumming workshops, capoeira demonstrations, exhibit tours, lectures, Brazilian cuisine, and more! Admission for the event is included with regular museum admission and is open to all ages. For tickets, information, and a schedule for the day, visit: http://www.themim.org/events-programs/events
Sunday, March 25th at MyFest '12 Youth Involvement Festival @Tempe Beach Park
Festival: 12:00 - 5:00pm, Grupo Liberdade: 1:00 - 1:30pm
All ages and Free!
We are excited to perform with our SambAZ dancers for this festival, so bring your families and enjoy the day at Tempe Beach Park! MY Fest is a FREE music, art, entertainment and youth involvement festival hosted by MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) to raise awareness about mental health, substance abuse, foster care and other issues facing youth and young adults. MY Fest ’12 will feature live music, a break dancing stage and crew competition, entertainers, artists, food, youth groups, and a variety of youth and family-based organizations offering information, resources and services.
Friday, March 30th at Desert Botanical Gardens, 10th Annual Agave on the Rocks
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Celebrate the essence of the margarita and the spirit of the southwest at the 10th Annual Agave on the Rocks at the Desert Botanical Garden. Savor an evening of gourmet eats prepared by the Valley’s best restaurants & caterers and Samba under the stars to vibrant Latin rhythms. Food, margarita, and tequila tasting are included in admission.
For more information and ticketing, visit: http://www.dbg.org/shop/events-exhibitions/agave-on-the-rocks-3-30-12
is going to be EPIC this year with our sister group Sambátuqe
coming down from Flagstaff to shake old town Scottsdale's famous Martini Ranch
on Friday February 24th starting at 8pm. We have been working hard to put together and incredible show along with Capoeira Brasil and the beautiful SambAZ Dancers.
This year will feature two rooms and outdoor entertainment, the main groups will bring live performances to the main stage while an all-star DJ lineup will rock the appropriately named "Shaker Room".
I can't believe it's already here!
This is especially unique as it will be a special reunion line-up of the original Batucada DJ Crew with DJ Senbad & Pete "SuperMix" Salaz that started the famous Batucada House parties in Scottsdale & Phoenix that started in the 90's blending deep & soulful house with the sounds of Brasil & beyond at times featuring live musicians.
The extra sweet bit of history is that it was guest drumming at some of these parties that the original drum core and Liberdade crew took shape. In this way it is with pleasure that
| |Check out the New Times article here about the last Batucada reunion party that ended up packing Club Cream.This year we made special arrangements so that traditional Brasilian food will be available by Vals Brasilian Cuisine as well as traditional drinks and specials. we bring back our eclectic desert batucada roots and dance community to celebrate this Carnaval AZ 2012!!
The Carnaval AZ
website is up and running with limited discount tickets
on sale till the 17th. This event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets reserved now. There is some limited VIP seating as well which will go fast. Contact us
for more information and to reserve your table. Ate mais!!
Liberdade @ ASU Kerr Cultural Center Jan 20th
The New Year is bringing a sweet line-up of shows this January as we are gear up for our cameo appearance at ASU Gammage
on the 19th of January
as part of their Cultural Participation Series. If you have children, this show is geared for them. It will be from 10:00 to 11:30 in the morning with thousands of students being bussed in from schools across the valley. It will feature our dancers from SambAZ and Capoeira Brasil in an electric theatrical presentation. At the end there will be a chance for Q & A with students. If you would like a copy of the study-guide that went out to teachers to share with your children , please download from the link below. January 20th :: The following night we will
then go deep with an evening concert at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center. You don't want to miss this intimate event as we will take you on a sonic tour through the roots of Brasilian 'Batucada' and explore the origins of this rich Afro-Brasilian musical tradition.
Please get your tickets early as space is limited!
Visit this link for more info & tickets.http://www.asukerr.com
Feliz Natal to all our friends! Hoping you are all restoring yourselves this winter as we prepare to go back into the warm sol again this spring. I have been deep in the studio birthing some new Liberdade music and bringing the debut of our record closer to fruition....stay tuned!
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Liberdade @ 1st Friday
Grupo Liberdade represents with an incredible return to the streets of Phoenix. Earth-shaking drums awaken the arts scene in downtown as crowds gather to listen to the infectious sounds of Brasilian Batucada in preparation for Brasil Fest AZ this Friday Sept 9th @ MIM
.Read the article in AZ Republic here
.Get your dicounted pre-sale tickets here.