The Utah Brazilian Festival brings the best of the Brazilian culture, music, art and Cuisine
Salt Lake City, Utah – With the 13th Annual Utah Brazilian Festival just around the corner, The Gateway expects another wonderful crowd with more than twelve thousand people attending the biggest and most traditional Brazilian event of Utah on Saturday September 9th. Organized by Viva Brazil Cultural Center and presented by Tucanos Brazilian Grill, this free event will bring the best of the Brazilian culture, music, arts and cuisine to a public of all ages.
The Samba Carnaval Parade kick-off begins at 1pm filled with a shiny glitter euphoria, lots of feathers, sequins and more. Drummers and dancers from Samba Fogo are followed by the high-energy percussion ensemble, catching everyone’s eye with their unique colorful costumes and contagious rhythm.
On the stage, musician Rick Lobato and his band, Batuke Brazil come from Florida bringing the greatest and the newest hits. They promise a journey through all the Brazilian beats to please everyone.
Get ready to sing and dance to a great variety of MPB, Bossa Nova, Sertanejo and Samba presented by the most well-known Brazilian local bands, BR7 and Brazilian Roots.
The Dance Crew will show the crowd the latest Brazilian dance routine along with MC Magno Tubertine who will keep everyone excited. He will present special guests and interact with the public.
The food court is always the most popular and expected attraction of the Festival. The most traditional tastes of Brazil like Churrasco (Brazilian Barbecue), Feijoada (Traditional Black Beans Dish), Pão de Queijo (Cheese Bread), Coxinha (Chicken Filled Dumplings), Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge), Sonhos (Brazilian Doughnuts), Pastel (Brazilian Empanadas), Churros (filled with Dulce de Leche) and much more will cause the Brazilian food lovers’ mouth to drool.
According to Ms. Wosnjuk, founder and organizer of the Utah Brazilian Festival the names of the dishes are as popular as the flavors and most people know exactly what they want. “You can’t miss this inimitable opportunity to taste delicious traditional dishes and desserts all available at one place” says Matilde.
The Festival is intended for enjoyment the arts exhibits, live concerts, kid’s activities, Capoeira and other non-stop attractions at the event this year. It is more than a fun party, it’s a festival of joy, colors and happiness and not only to Brazilians but to all member’s community. “The Utah Brazilian Festival is a wonderful cultural event, it brings people together. Every year, for the past 13 years, Viva Brazil (a nonprofit organization), has provided an opportunity for the community to creatively honor and celebrate the Brazilian culture,” says Matilde Wosnjuk, Founder and organizer of the festival. “If you can’t go to Brazil, come to the Utah Brazilian Festival”, this is the Viva Brasil Cultural Center invitation to everyone and specially to those who love this beautiful culture.
The 13th Annual Brazilian Festival
Saturday – September 9th
1 – 7pm
Rio Grande St. between 100 S and 50 N
Viva Brazil Cultural Center
Tucanos Brazilian Grill.
Division of Arts and Museums, Art Works, Salt Lake City Corporation and ZAP Zoo Arts and Parks. It’s also supported by the Brazilian General Consulate of Los Angeles and several members of the community.
WHAT: 13th Annual Utah Brazilian Festival WHERE: The Gateway – 400 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 WHEN: September 9th, Saturday – 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHO: People of all ages – FREE ADMISSION WEBSITE: www.UtahBrazilianFestival.com FACEBOOK: The Utah Brazilian Festival