Brand New Brazilian Party Night

A BRAND new regular party night has been launched in Liverpool to celebrate Brazilian music and culture. Brought to you by Viva Brasil Samba Shows, Balada Brasil is the name of the new night which aims to give Liverpool a taste of Brazilian culture and build excitement during the run up to Rio Olympics and beyond. The event made its debut at Studio 2 on Parr Street last month featuring music from Brazil, Samba performances and a live Capoeira band. The Brazilian party paid homage to Mangueira Samba School from Rio who won this year’s Rio Carnival.  Simone Reeves, the managing director and Gillian Orrett, lead dancer of Viva Brasil Samba Shows, had attended the Rio Carnival earlier this year with their dance troupe Anahis and had enjoyed the pleasure of dancing with the Mangueira resulting in them inviting the Samba School to Liverpool. The theme of the night was pink and green which are the colours of the Mangueira Samba School. The event also featured music from DJ RocRite who played Samba, Axe, Funk and tastes of other Latin music. Simone explained: “The Brazilian culture is one of the warmest and welcoming in the world ….and they sure know how to party – that’s what we hope to achieve from the new monthly Brazilian night. Going forward we will have samba performances, capoeira, dance classes and live samba bands. There is so much to look forward to. “The début night was fantastic – there is already a community in Liverpool who love Samba and all things Brazilian but we also had many new faces joining the party which just reinforced the idea to make this a monthly event. “It was a night of non-stop dancing to all the fantastic beats of Brazil with a hint of other Latin flavours brought by DJ RocRite. We also had Samba dancers in full costume brought home from their trip to Rio carnival this year who were on the dance floor keeping the energy going and a Capoeira show.” The theme of Balada Brasil’s second event at Studio on Parr Street was ‘Into the Jungle’ with the idea that people let go and release their inner animal or Amazonian warrior! Simone added: “We have always wanted to give the people of Liverpool a regular event celebrating Brazilian arts and culture, as there is always so much interest within the city this will keep the party alive throughout the year. So far the parties have been great fun and the support has been overwhelming all round. “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to set up something new and we just hope that Liverpool falls more and more in love with this new night and make it their ‘must go to’ event every month. “We have so many exciting things to come, including more live music, Samba Bands and dance performances to name but a few. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Rio Olympics themed party in July – it’s not to be missed!” Balada Brasil will present a Rio 2016 Olympic Carnival Party on Sunday, 24th July from 8pm to 12pm at Walkabout, Concert Square on Fleet Street, Liverpool L1 4AN, £5 entry. The party featues DJ RocRite, Braziliand and Latin beats, pinata, 2-4-1 cocktails and the Viva Brasil and Anahi Samba Dancers. For more details, visit www.viva-brasil.co.uk