February is Brazilian Carnaval Month in Minneapolis/St. Paul! (and Brazil)

Brazilian Carnaval is this month and while I’ve never gotten to go to Brazil, there are several great Brazilian music events that I’m part of in February right here in Minnesota:
Feb. 9th – Samba Meu at the Black Dog Cafe (Karen Quiroz, Tim O’Keefe, James Allen, and David Martin) from 7-10:00pm in St. Paul.
Feb. 18th – Chico Chavez, Karen Quiroz, and David Martin at  The Mendoberri Cafe and Wine Bar from 7:30-10:00pm in Mendota Heights
Feb. 24th-25thCarnaval Brasileiro 2012 at the Fine Line Music Cafe

           – Last year was a blast and almost the same line-up this year: 3 shows in 2 days including a Saturday matinee. 9pm both nights and a 2pm matinee on Saturday. Featuring over 50 performers! Beira Mar Brasil Carnival Band, Batucada Do Norte and Drumheart percussion ensembles, professional samba dancers Edilson Lima, Vanessa Luiz, and Palloma Pimentel, face and body painting, Brazilian food and drinks (caipirinhas and guaraná!), and much more!!!  $15 in advance/$20 at the door for the evening shows and $10 in advance/$15 at the door for the afternoon matinee. More info/tickets at  http://www.roberteverest.com/ 

Hope to see you out at one or all! – David     

Performances For Rest of December 2011

December 10-Bass w/ Nachito Herrera at the Dakota 8pm http://dakotacooks.com/
December 16 Bass w/ Salsa del Soul at the Social Dance Studio 8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/194370940646418/
December 18-Bass at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church-Hastings, MN http://osel.org/
December 19-Guitar w/ Maryann Sullivan and Doug Haining at Fireside Pizza-Richfield, MN 7-9pm http://www.firesidepizzausa.com/
December 23-Guitar and bass with Havana Hi-Fi at the 318 Cafe-Excelsior, MN 8pm https://www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Hi-Fi/211286228882659
December 29-Guitar and bass with Havana Hi-Fi at the Aster Cafe 9pm?-Minneapolis, MN https://www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Hi-Fi/211286228882659
December 30-Guitar with Vic Volare at The Mediterranean Cruise Cafe 10:30p-1:30a http://www.medcruisecafe.com/

Maybe some others, who knows?