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Brazilian Nites Carnaval — largest carnaval on west coast. Feb 21, Hollywood

by Sarah Hart
February 21, 2009
Hollywood Palladium
6215 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-7600
The party of the year coming up!

The much-anticipated, annual LA tradition of Brazilian Carnaval (now in its 9th year, formerly aboard the Queen Mary) erupts on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the newly renovated HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM (a LIVENATION venue) and will inaugurate the ballroom as its largest public celebration since reopening in November with Jay Z. Boasting the title of largest Carnaval on the West Coast, Brazilian Nites Carnaval has sold out with a crowd of 3000+ guests every year for the past nine years (in a 20 plus year history of carnavals in Los Angeles). This celebratory spectacle and authentic demonstration of Carnaval dance, costuming, parading, music, drink and food occurs on the same day as Brazil's own Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. At the heart of the 2009 celebration is renowned recording artist Katia Moraes and Nation Beat, with top-notch musicians performing sizzling Carnaval beats. The party starts at 8:00 p.m. with LIVE music by Katia Moraes & Pure Samba with Marchinhas, Sambas, AxÈ music of Bahia and NYC's Nation Beat in their LA debut bringing the Carnaval of Pernambuco, Recife with Frevo and Maractu rhythms, Flavio's Unidos da California Samba School, the stunning Samba Dancers from Tropidanza, Viver Brasil with Maracatu choreographies, Mestre Amèn & Capeira Batuque, DJ Seduce and DJ Chris Brazil, and M.C.s Lady Di ("the Samba Queen") and Bakari!

The newly renovated Hollywood Palladium, in the heart of Hollywood!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

TICKETS: General Admission $38 ($48 at the door)

Reserved Table seats $55 ($65 at the door)

VIP Reserved Table seats $65 ($75 at the door)

Ticket and Information: (818) 566-1111 www.BrazilianNites.com or e-mail at shows@braziliannites.com

Tickets on line at:

Wantickets.com - http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=50996

VIP CARNAVAL TICKETS: http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=51358

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/403032/

http://www.brazilexplore.com/shop/moredetails.aspx?prodid=32597

TICKET OUTLETS:

RITMO LATINO STORES (LA, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, LONG BEACH)

CHAMPION DANCE SHOES - (323)874-8704

BRAZIL MANIA - Torrance (310)212-6040

TASTE OF BRAZIL - Los Angeles (323)342-9422

CAMAGUEY MARKET - Venice (310)839-4037

EL GAUCHO MARKET - Redondo Beach (310)297-2617

NEUTRAL GROUNDS JU-JITZU - Long Beach (562)856-1615

MERCADO BRASIL - Culver City (310)837-4291

BREATH ACTIVE WEAR - Hermosa Beach (310)374-7445

SILVIO'S BRAZILIAN BBQ - Hermosa Beach (310)539-2924

EL GAUCHO MARKET II - Anaheim (714)776-6400

MERCADO CORONA - Laguna Hills (949)581-8365

BACC TRAVEL - San Diego (877)222-2329 / (619)-222-8800


PRESS RAVES:

"…at its splendid best, Saturday's Brazilian Carnaval was a faithful replica of the real thing." -Ernesto Lechner, Los Angeles Times

''…Brazilian Carnaval" took over on Saturday night to celebrate with a wildly extravagant music party…Hot, hot samba on a chilly L.A. evening… … the sequined and feathered Made in Brazil dancers, vigorously demonstrating the correct way to do the samba… - Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

"… Samba, batucada, percussion… the Brazilian energy is back to reaffirm the bonds of multiculturalism…espectacular, and colourful presentation of the musical Brazilian culture in the city of Los Angeles…" - Jose Fuentes Salinas, La Opinion

This event is sponsored in part by Korean Air, KPFK 90.7FM, Golly Guarana, LiveLoveLeblon, Dish Network and TV Globo, REMO Inc., Brasil Best, Silvio's Brazilian Bar B-Q, EyespyLA.com, LatinoLa.com, Listen, Latination, American Latino, Levastar, Nochelatina.com, Fusicology and Brazilian Pacific Times.

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