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Ottawa

Evening of São João with Flávia Nascimento & Nation Beat.

The Ottawa Jazz Fest and Axé Worldfest present an Evening of São João with Flávia Nascimento & Nation Beat. Join us to experience a celebration of Brazilian culture and heritage!

Evening of São João with Flávia Nascimento & Nation Beat.
Evening of São João with Flávia Nascimento & Nation Beat.

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1, Canada

About the Event

The Ottawa Jazz Fest and Axé Worldfest present an Evening of São João with Flávia Nascimento & Nation Beat.

Join us to experience a celebration of Brazilian culture and heritage!

Old school Forró Pé de Serra and the best of Sivuca, Luiz Gonzaga, Gilberto Gil, Alceu Valença, Jackson do Pandeiro and Dominguinhos.

Dress up in São João (San Jean) style – think urban cowboys and modern Farm girls

7:30pm: Flavia Nascimento Forró set

10:30pm: Nation Beat (Brooklyn)

Expect typical Brazilian festival food such as Bolo de Milho, pop corn, Macaxeira, Canjica, curau, and much more.

Festa Junina, São João or the June Festival, are a few names of this type of celebration used in Brazil - a Portuguese Catholic tradition that was introduced to Brazil hundreds of years ago. Its events are based on the European Midsummer festivities celebrating the harvest and the saints (Saint Anthony, Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Peter). Despite its religious origins, the significance of Festa Junina is that of a large social gathering with dance, drinks, and of course food.

June is also a month to honor rain, the harvest season, and marital union. These celebrations feature typical Brazilian food and participants dress up like farmers, enjoy bonfires and dance the Quadrilha, a typical square dance.

This event has the promotional support of Saravah.ca. Saravah is a non profit in Ottawa dedicated to organizing and promoting Brazilian culturally diverse events and supports the settlement of Brazilian newcomers in Ottawa.

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