Brazilica main stage line-up revealed

Agathe Iracema

BRAZILICA Festival, Liverpool’s International Samba Carnival has revealed the main stage line-up for 2018.

An array of musicians from across the globe will bring the pulsating sounds of Brazilian/Afro Latin music to the banks of the Mersey on Saturday 14 July, with acts taking to the stage from 12 – 8pm.

The festival returns to the Pier Head Village located on the city’s world heritage waterfront which will be transformed by colourful carnival action in what is now Brazilica’s 11th consecutive year.

Agathe Iracema brings her own unique blend of Brazilian music to the festival. The French/Brazilian artist has been singing since the age of fifteen and has toured the world performing at international jazz festivals.

Percussion driven electronic quartet Penya will have crowds moving with their tribal, alternative dance floor take on Afro-Latin inspired beats. Led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Magnus PI the group will be playing tracks from their debut album Super Liminal.

Described as “seriously funky” by BBC Radio 6, The Fontanas upbeat live set is guaranteed to get audiences in the carnival spirit. Their sound consists of Brazilian funk and jump up Latin Ska.

With cultural influences ranging from Brazil, Angola and Portugal, Sueli G’s vocal style references the great luminaries of the past Elizete Cardoso and Elis Regina.

Completing the main stage programme is Rio de Janeiro born singer-songwriter Aleh Ferreira whose versatile composing skills infuse Latin funk, Afro-soul, reggae and samba rock.  Alleh’s sound combines a range of influences from Jorge Ben Jor, and Tim Maia to music legends Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley.

Carnival DJ’s will be taking to the stage keeping the samba beats going, performing throughout the day from 12pm-8pm. For full line up and timings visit www.facebook.com/brazilicafestival

Maeve Morris, Artistic Director of Liverpool Carnival Company, said: “We have another fantastic line up of Latin infused music for this year’s festival and we can’t wait to see crowds dancing along to the Brazilica beats. Music is a huge component in the festival and we are delighted with our 2018 line up.”

Keep up to date with all Brazilica Festival activity at: www.brazilicafestival.com

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