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Colorado Brazil Fest – Carnaval with Ginga, Ronaldo Andrade, Quenia Ribeiro and Bateria Alegria

August 13 @ 6:00 pm

$10 – $25


Ticket Combo discounts will be automatically applied when you put multiple shows in your cart.
Saturday Pass for both shows – $40
All Festival Pass – $65
8/13 – Samba Dance Lesson at 6:00PM. Show starts at 6:30PM

Ginga: Cultivated in Boulder, Colorado and composed of some of the best jazz, classical and salsa musicians on the Front Range, Ginga is the powerhouse Brazilian band in Colorado. They can bring an audience to a quiet purr with a sultry Bossa Nova or blow the roof off the evening with a full blown Carnaval style samba dance party. Ginga has been dazzling audiences with the captivating rhythms and energy of traditional Brazilian music for over a decade.

The seven members of the band are Francisco Marques (cavaquinho, bass, percussion, vocals), Greg LaLiberte (flute, saxophones, percussion, vocals), Bill McCrossen (Bass), Bill Kopper (acoustic 6 & 7 string guitars, electric guitar, vocals), Raoul Rossiter (drums, percussion, vocals), Carl Dixon (percussion, vocals), and Vincent Gonzalez (percussion, vocals).

Ronaldo Andrade: One of the most talented U.S.-based Brazilian samba entertainers! Originally hailing from São Paulo, Ronaldo performs with his group Turma do Samba in the NYC metro and surrounding regions, and has been a faculty member at the famous California Brazil Camp since 2011. And in 2021, he performed with samba legend Jorge Aragão on his USA tour. With his background in Samba and deep interest in other traditional Brazilian music genres, Ronaldo brings an unparalleled and unconventional interpretation of the traditional samba and forró tunes. His brilliant debut CD, Trilha da Minha Vida, debuted in 2016.

Quenia Ribeiro: Quenia Ribeiro is a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor from Rio de Janeiro Brazil with over 25 years of experience in the field. Quenia has performed Samba and Afro Brazilian Dance in Greece, Martinique, Portugal, Brazil and throughout the United States. Her studies and experience in dance extend from Classical Ballet to the street Samba of Rio De Janeiro and back to the roots of Samba through Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Dance and Orixa movements rooted in Africa.

Bateria Alegria is the primary performing ensemble of the Boulder Samba School, composed of 20-30 percussionists and led by Music Director Carl Dixon. The ensemble plays percussion-based styles of music from Rio de Janeiro (samba batucada) and Salvador (samba reggae). The music incorporates a mixture of African, European, and indigenous influences and traditions. These styles of music are traditionally played during the carnival parades throughout Brazil and can be heard in Brazilian concert stages, dance clubs, neighborhoods, and soccer matches.

Escola de Samba Denver with Bella Diva: Escola de Samba Denver is the newest international addition to the original Escola de Samba Sydney in Australia, directed by renowned performing artist and instructor Sashya Jay. Escola de Samba Denver carries on Escola de Samba Sydney’s dedication to providing progressive Brazilian dance education that is aligned with the latest and evolving dance techniques and artistic styles in Brazil, with authenticity and respect for the roots of the culture at its core. Bella Diva artistic director, Caitlin Brozna-Smith, is officially accredited to teach Sashya Jay’s signature technique & syllabus, which bases many of its teachings from the “King of Samba” Carlinhos do Salgueiro in Rio de Janeiro.


August 13
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $25
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Boulder Bandshell
1212 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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