Brazilian Percussion Workshop
1:00 PM13:00

Brazilian Percussion Workshop

Parade alert and calling all percussionists....

Marcus Santos, our music arranger, is back in SB and will be working on some rhythms for the parade on April 27. His workshop is already up and you can register. Come and meet other drummers, start working on the arrangements and rhythms, and get more information about the material we will be using to create our work for parade. Also on April 26 is our orientation and at 7:45pm we invite all drummers in town or close by to come and meet the dancers, other drummers and extend family that will participate in creating the show.... and have a toast with us. For drummers out of town stay tuned because you will be able to add your name to our drummers list and get more info by the end of this week to participate...

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MUNDOS-A cultural showcase
4:30 PM16:30

MUNDOS-A cultural showcase

Join for a spectacular evening filled with Drum and Dance from all over the world!

CALI2CUBA Presents: 
MUNDOS - Santa Barbara World Ensemble Showcase 

• Marceu Lima and Vanessa Issac 
• West African Dance with Leida 
• Capoeira Sul da Bahia + Maculele 
• Ashe Irawo Afro-Cuban Ensemble 

Plus DJ and Afterparty with Food, Drinks, and more Live Performances! 

Pre-Sale Tickets coming Soon! 

$15 for Show 
$20 for Show and Afterparty 

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Comedy with No Indoor Voices
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy with No Indoor Voices

Kimmie Dee's NO INDOOR VOICES proudly presents the ridiculously talented  Kim Evey Benson,  Kazu Kusano and Hal Sparks at Brasil Arts Cafe, April 13, 2019 7:30 PM.

Get tickets here.

Hal Sparks was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised in Kentucky – a little town called Peaks Mill. Don’t strain your brain, you’ve never heard of it. He lived in the sticks, was a boy Scout, started taking karate there when he was 8 years old, saw The Shining when he was 7, didn’t have a TV so he spent most of his life listening to comedy records – when he wasn’t at the movies.
He has always been a bit of a video game nut, and back then, that meant that you actually had to stand at a video machine for hours (you kids today!). When he was 14, he decided he’d had enough of “country livin’” and moved to Chicago to live with my Dad, where he went to New Trier High School, a huge school with a great theater department that, quite frankly, should have expelled him. But, much to their credit, they didn’t, and he was able to start doing standup at 15 years old. (P.s., Thanks Mrs. Adams. You saved my ass and gave me a career.)
He won the Funniest Teenager in Chicago contest when he was 17 years old, the same year, starred in Frog, starring Elliott Gould, Shelley Duval and Scott Grimes.
In 1997, he felt he strayed too far from standup comedy and decided to go at it 100% again. For the next two years, he did standup every single night. Yes, Christmas and holidays. On June 26, 1999, he got Talk Soup.

You might know him from Queer As Folk, Dude, Where's My Car?, I Love the 80s, Lab Rats or from my Stand Up or my Band ZERO 1

Lineup subject to change.

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Celebrating 6 years of Brasil Arts Cafe
to Apr 7

Celebrating 6 years of Brasil Arts Cafe

Join us to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the Brasil Arts Cafe!

Saturday and Sunday!!!

Anniversary Party- Saturday April 6th
Presenting Forró de Quintal and Côco Licuri w/ Bruno Vinezof

8pm - Forró Dance Class
9pm - Forró de Quintal
10-11pm - Côco Licuri w/ Bruno Vinezof
11pm-12am - Forró de Quintal

Party $15
Party + Dance class $25

Tickets will be available at
Sunday April 7th: All you can eat Feijoada with Live Brazilian Music at 2pm $15.00
Weekend workshop series:
- Friday April 5th
6:30 pm - Afro Brazilian Drumming class with Bruno Vinezof - $15.00

- Saturday April 6th
11am - Free Capoeira Class with Contramestre Chin
1pm - Afro Brazilian Drumming class with Bruno Vinezof - $15.00
Forró de Quintal, a band based in Austin-TX, plays Baião, Côco, Forró, and other traditional rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil.

Band Members:

Bruno Vinezof – Bruno is a native of Pernambuco-Brazil. Born in Olinda, a city where the traditional arts and culture are stronger than ever, Bruno has extensive experience with music. He has participated in ensembles performing Brazilian music like Afoxé, maracatu, forró and coco, as well as in modern bands - always with the influences of his musical roots. He has played with artists such as: Rabecado, Azabumba, Quarteto Olinda, Renata Rosa, Cascabulho, Pandeiro do Mestre, Mestre Zé Neguinho do Coco, Spock Frevo, Maciel Salu, Alessandra Leão, Mestre Luiz Paixão, Quarteto Olinda, Claudio Rabeca, and many others, including many masters of traditional music. He currently lives in Austin, TX and performs with Grupo Massa, Mente Clara, Forro de Quintal, Maracatu Texas, GATO6, Leticia Rodriguez, Seu Jacinto and others.. Recently he was ranked between the 10 best percussionists/drummers in Austin-TX and he won with Grupo Massa, band he is part of, the Austin Music Award of best world music band of 2018/2019.

Adrian (Adriano) Crookston is an Italian-American accordion player from Moscow, Idaho. He picked up accordion while his family was living in Italy. Adrian was exposed to forró shortly after he moved to Austin, Texas in 2011, when he joined the forró band Gente Boa. Because he was still underage while playing in bars and clubs, the band gave him the nickname ‘Menor da Sanfona,’ or simply ‘Menor.’ Since then he has studied the genre extensively and has played forró with Xaxado Mission, Forró de Quintal, The Palouse Forró Experience, and with The University of Idaho Jazz Choir. He has played Forró gigs with various groups in Idaho, California, Texas, Europe, and South America.

Marcéu Lima grew up in a small town in Bahia, Brazil, where he has been influenced by his family that, for generations, has expressed their culture through rich musical manifestations. From a young age, Marcéu began practicing Capoeira and playing music with his family and his community. Marcéu is well-versed in wide range of musical styles from Reggae to Forró to traditional Afro-Brazilian Rhythms including Maracatu, Ijexá, Côco, Samba and much more. He recently moved to Santa Barbara, CA and is eager to begin a Percussion study group in order to spread his knowledge of this rich culture and to create a strong community around artistic and musical manifestations.


Forró Dance Class

Come learn the traditional couple dance from the Northeast of Brazil with Daniel Yoshimi. He will be teaching the basic steps of Baião, Xote, Arrasta Pé to get you warmed up for the show!

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Brazilian Carnaval Matinee
2:30 PM14:30

Brazilian Carnaval Matinee

Let’s celebrate an afternoon of Brazilian carnaval.

Samba class with Vanessa Isaac 2:30 to 3:30

Dj Mano Gil 4pm and KIDS costume contest all kids up to 12 yr old.

Live percussion show with Grupo Osé

Capoeira performance by Capoeira Sul da Bahia.

All you can eat BBQ skewers from 3 to 7pm and special Caipirinha drink specials.

more details to follow. Call BAC 8058457656 to rsvp a table!

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Xaxado Mission Forró Dance Party- Brasil Arts Cafe Santa Barbara
to Jan 27

Xaxado Mission Forró Dance Party- Brasil Arts Cafe Santa Barbara

Live Forro Dance Party w/ Coco Licuri and Xaxado Mission!!!

Live Show starts at 8pm $15.00
Live Show + Dance class at 7pm: $25.00
Dance class only at 7pm: $15.00

Xaxado Mission is a San Francisco based Brazilian band that specializes in Forró, a genre of music originated in Northeastern Brazil. Playing both classic and modern Forró songs, instrumentation consists of authentic Forró instruments like the zabumba, accordion, triangle. Their repertoire brings high energy songs from masters Luiz Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro tailored for dancing the hours away.
If you’ve never heard of Forró, but enjoy dancing to styles like salsa, cumbia, samba, then you won’t want to miss Xaxado Mission! Always sure to be a great time! Vamos Xaxar Santa Barbara!

Get your advance tickets here:

*** Note: you DO NOT need a PayPal account to buy tickets. After you click "Pay via PayPal" it will give the option to "Pay with debit or credit card" ***

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New Years Eve
to Jan 1

New Years Eve

New Years Eve All you can EAT Brazilian Buffet. 
Live Brazilian Music 7-10pm with Amalia and Marceu Lima. 
$30 per adult, kids under 12yr $10.
All you can eat buffet will include salad bar, pao de queijo, bbq meats, Brazilian classics like stroganoff and galinhada, and our favorite Moqueca de Peixe. Dessert will be brigadeiro, pudim de leite, and chocolate mousse. 
FREE champagne upon arrival. 
Call now to reserve 8058457656

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All you can Eat Feijoda
2:00 PM14:00

All you can Eat Feijoda

All you can eat Feijoada*
Goes great with Caipirinha-Brazil's national cocktail.
Live Brazilian music with Amalia and Marcéu
$18 for adults, kids under 12 eat free with paying adult!
*Feijoada-Black bean stew made with 5 different types of meat. Served with farofa, collard greens, and rice.

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Parents Nightout
6:00 PM18:00

Parents Nightout

First Friday Parents Night Out is back!!!
Join us December 14th. Parents enjoy live music, friends, and food in the front. Kiddos enjoy crafts, dinner and a movie in the back. 
$15 per kid*, $25 for 2 kids*
5yr old and up please!
Must RSVP 20 spots open
*** if you chose to drop the kids and not eat out price is 
$25 per kid.***

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Brasil in Trio
7:00 PM19:00

Brasil in Trio

Join flutist and singer Rebecca Kleinmann as she hosts a great instrumental trio directly from Goiania Brazil!! Brasil in Trio hails from Goiania Brazil where they spice up arrangements of traditional and modern Brazilian music with their dynamic guitar, wind and percussion instrumentation. The three are all graduates and now music teachers at the Federal University of Goiás. They have performed with Brazilian greats including Yamandu Costa and Hamilton de Holanda. The group helped found the Brazilian instrumental music festival “Goiânia Revives the Choro.” In this special concert, they invite their musical friend, flutist and birthday girl Rebecca Kleinmann to add her virtuosity and musical intelligence to the mix. Get your tickets early for this unique night!

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Jazz Villians
6:30 PM18:30

Jazz Villians

Capoeira FUNdraising time•
Dinner and Live music with The Jazz Villians- Support your local teens!!!
50/50 split $1 raffles
$10 entrance fee (dinner and drink not included)
All alcohol sales profit goes to Capoeira
All Ages-Family Friendly
•Money raised goes to our Capoeira group's annual graduation ceremony. We bring teachers and the founder of our capoeira group from brazil to share workshops with our students. We pay for their fees, lodging, and food during a long weekend stay. We hope to make this the best event yet.

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Brazilian Independence Day Celebration
2:30 PM14:30

Brazilian Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Brazilian Indenpence Day with us on Saturday Sept. 8th. 

11 am FREE Capoeira for kids 7 and up and adults. 

3:30 pm- Brazilian cooking class with Chef Lica Sfredo. 
Learn how to cook a beautiful Brazilian dish with step by step instruction. Samples will be passed at the end. 20pp Max. MUST RSVP $10.

5:30 pm- Marceu Lima teaches Brazilian Tambourine basics. Learn how to play basic rhythms on the Pandeiro (tambourine). $10

7:30 pm- LIVE Brazilian MUSIC with Teka and friends. Enjoy a delicious dinner while listening to the sweet sounds of Brazilian Bossa Nova. Dinner and Show. $10 donation to band. 

ITS a big fun filled day with food, dance, and music. Join us!

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Live Music and all you can eat FEIJOADA
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music and all you can eat FEIJOADA

Teka and Friends -LIVE Music-yay!

All you can eat Feijoada $16.00
KIDS under 10 eat free with paying adult.

Feijoada- Traditional black bean stew made with 5 different kinds of meats. Served with rice, collard greens, and orange slices. Goes great with the national cocktail-Caipirinha. 

Join us and rsvp at 805-845-7656

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