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Bebel Gilberto comes to UC Los Angles

Bebel Gilberto
plus special guests Forro in the Dark

When: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Where: Royce Hall, UCLA

$20 – $55 ($15 UCLA Students)

The colorful sound of Brazil fills Royce Hall, featuring headliner Bebel Gilberto’s trademark electronic bossa nova, which took over clubs around the world and cemented Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the United States since her 2000 release Tanto Tempo. The daughter of iconic Brazilian music legends Joao Gilberto and Miúcha, Bebel’s inspired sound is lush and stylish. Starting off this concert event is Forro in the Dark, the collective of four New York-based Brazilian ex-pats—Mauro Refosco (zabumba drum and vocals) Davi Vieira (percussion and vocals) Guilherme Monteiro (guitar and vocals) and Jorge Continentino (piano flute, sax and vocals), who are brilliantly updating a traditional sound for the 21st century. “Party” is the group’s literal and spiritual name—forró is the hipswiveling, dancefloor-filling, rural party music of Brazil’s northeastern states.

Join us for a Carmageddon Tailgate Party before the show starts! Beat the 405 freeway closure at 7:00 and come to a free jam session on the Royce Terrace with L.A.’s own Son of the Drum. Drummer Richard Marquez mixes folkloric rhythms with urban beats in an Afro-Cuban rumba workshop where the audience is invited to participate. 6pm-8pm, happy hour discounts on food and drink for Bruin card holders.

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