Did you go to the Chicago Brazilian Music Festival that was held last June 2nd? Everybody was there! Certainly, it was a unique opportunity to see six of the most popular local Brazilian bands at the same time and those of us who love Brazilian music did not want to miss the chance to be part of it. The bands performing during that memorable night were A Cor do Brazil. Bossa Tres, Beaba do Samba, Sergio Pires, Chicago Samba, and Luciano Antonio and Planeta Azul. Congratulations to Ed Gerber for organizing this! Here are some pics, audio and video of that night (thanks to Todd Beauchamp for sharing his pictures with me).
If you are in Chicago and are looking for options to go out tonight, I would recommend checking out the fantastic Bossa Tres show at Barra Ñ (2977 N Elston Ave Chicago). This band brings you to the shores of Brazil every Tuesday night. So plan on going next Tuesday if you can’t make it tonight. Stop by and enjoy the culture. The faithful crowd that gathers at Ñ on Tuesdays is a mix of Brazilians, people from other South American countries, and everything else. The band starts playing at 10 p.m. and the show runs until 1 a.m. I have been to Enye ( the English pronunciation for the Spanish letter “Ñ”) many times and have always had a good time due to the positive energy filling up this place. Try the Raspberry mojitos. They are the best in town. No cover.
Cuban restaurant Cafe Laguardia in the Bucktown neighborhood is turning out to be the spot to hang out on Wednesday evenings to listen to live Latin music. Tonight, local Brazilian music Trio PLANETA AZUL will be playing there from 8 to 11pm. I was at Cafe Laguardia the last time the trio played and it was a blast. There is no cover, so don’t miss the chance to hear them play. The address is 2111 W Armitage Chicago. More information about Planeta Azul at http://ow.ly/4Shz5. And here is a video with a sample of their music. Enjoy!