Music Type: Brazilian, Ethnic, Standards, World Music
Event Type: Community Event/Celebration, Holiday/Christmas Celebration
About: Brazilian and World music is this band’s forte, featuring the rhythm-rich samba, bossa nova, and choro. Part of Detroit’s music melting pot for years, the band’s members are well versed in standard American styles as well.
Brazil & Beyond has given stellar performances at Detroit’s Jazz Festival, Detroit’s Festival of the Arts, Comerica TasteFest, and has been a featured group on radio with Mitch Albom (WJR), Martin Bandyke (WDET-FM), Linda Yohn (WEMU-FM), and has been seen on Detroit’s WJBK-TV and PBS.
The instrumentation includes guitar, bass, traditional cavaquinho, and percussion including drum kit and World percussion. The group is comprised of four members, yet also will accommodate its clients combining different configurations of the group as a duo, trio, or with the addition of a vocalist.
CD RELEASES & AWARDS – In addition to “Sounds of the Holidays,” which won the Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding World Recording” in 2006, and the band’s “Beatles” CD, which received the same award in 2004, the group has also issued its rendition of Brazilian classics on CDs titled “Tico-Tico” and “Amanhã.”