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New Orleans Brasil Day


New Orleans Brasil Day


The 1st annual NEW ORLEANS BRASIL DAY at the NOLA Jazz Museum will be held on September 17th, 2022. The festival will consist of cultural and educational activities centered around the traditions of Brazilian music, dance, and food spanning the museum’s indoor and outdoor grounds, likewise accompanied by virtual live streams for inclusive digital viewership. This year’s festival theme is memory, and notably we will be celebrating Mestre Curtis Pierre’s cultural legacy and New Orleans’ first samba school / Brazilian themed carnaval krewe, Casa Samba, 34th anniversary.

This event is free and open to the public with lectures, workshops, cultural interventions, traditional food booths, and live music as well as dance performances, the NEW ORLEANS BRASIL DAY at the NOLA Jazz Museum is unique among other Louisiana festivals for it is as educational as it is entertaining. In its pursuit to raise public awareness of Brazil’s cultural footprint in the Crescent City, the NEW ORLEANS BRASIL DAY at the NOLA Jazz Museum offers visitors a trip to Brazil at the gates of the French Quarter.


New Orleans Jazz Museum 400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116  


*Concert venue 3rd floor

9-9:55 am - The history of bossa nova you don’t know / “don’t play bossa nova like a gringo” (Lecture)

10-11:15 am - Afro Brazilian dance (Workshop)

*Education room 1st floor

11:15 am-12 pm - The oppression of African American voices within Afro Brazilian culture (Round table)


11 am-12 pm  - Afro Brazilian carnaval drum line with the Academicos do Salgueiro brothers Gustavo and Guilherme Mestres de Bateria da Bateria Furiosa - (Workshop)

MUSIC SCHEDULE (12 pm - 6 pm)

12 - 12:45pm – CISSA PAZ (Rio de Janeiro) Música Popular Brasileira

1 - 1:30pm – THE TRUTH BRASS BAND (New Orleans) Brass band music Brazilian music fusion

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm – Herlin Riely and Friends (New Orleans) Jazz

2:30 - 3:15 – MARCIO PEREIRA (Bahia) Bahian Jazz

3:30 - 4:20 – GEOVANE SANTOS (Minas Gerais) Brazilian jazz and original music

5 - 6 PM – CASA SAMBA AND FRIENDS (New Orleans) Afro Brazilian drumming and Bateria de Escola de Samba 

Co-sponsored by the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, the New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission, Camo, Favela Chic, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, Casa Samba, Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Stone Center for Latin American Studies