218 Sullivan St.
New York City, New York

In celebration of our most beloved nation’s Independence Day, the ALMA crew returns to the Sullivan Room with more bang for your Brazilian buck. DJ True and Miller Cruz man the decks with their musical assortment of all things Brazilian from traditional grooves to Deep House and Drum n’ Bass. The bonus for the evening will be the return NYC’s own Manhattan Samba Band along with dancers Danielle Lima and Atlanta Foresyth.

New York's longest-running authentic Brazilian samba drum ensemble Manhattan Samba all-percussion ensemble is a traditional Brazilian bateria, based on the drum groups that accompany the yearly carnaval parades in Rio de Janeiro. Manhattan Samba is directed by Ivo Araujo, and is truly an international group, with members from Brazil, Central and South America, Europe, Japan and the U.S. The band has brought its sizzling rhythms to the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Brazilfests, playing opposite such Brazilian luminaries as Sandra de Sá and Emilio Santiago, and opening for Carlinhos Brown at the Beacon Theatre.

Danielle Lima was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She started dancing when she was she was 6 years old. She has appeared in numerous popular television shows in Brazil, such as Xuxa and Domingao do Faustao. Danielle performed in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival parade for G.R.E.S. Beija-flor School of Samba and Cia de Danca Rio. After she moved to the US, she has performed for over 3 years in the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus as leading dancer. She currently is permanent lead dancer at SOB’s during Brazilian nights and she teaches samba and special workshops.

Atlanta Foresyth began to study African-based dances, beginning with samba and the art of Brasilian dance in 1993 with Brasilian Tropicana Carnaval of Orlando, Florida. She has been as guest-starring vocalist for the Le Spam All-Stars in Miami Beach and a featured dancer at Prince's south beach outpost, Glam Slam and finally belly-dancing and singing jazz in Cairo, Egypt, Atlanta found her way to New York City. Shortly after arriving in New York, she spent two years on the roster of performers for Cirque du Soleil as a vocalist. During this time, she continued her dance training and met Danielle Lima in dance workshops and joined her as a passista and dancer in their ensemble, Brasilierando, in 2005.

Expect the usual non-stop rhythm section keeping the grooves a little thicker and the partying a bit more free. Joann Jimenez and Manchildblack will be on hand as fine examples of "what it feels like". Independence is a state of mind, come celebrate yours with ALMA!

Friday, September 1st, 2006
10pm – 4am

$5 before 11pm,
$10 Reduced w/RSVP to:
[email protected]
$15 At the Door

Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan Street
Between 3rd St. & Bleecker
A,C,E,B,D,F to West 4th Street

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Brazilian Independence Day History:

Encountered by Portugal in 1500, Brazil remained a colony for 322 years and proclaimed its independence in 1822. Contrary to the other Latin-American nations, Brazilian independence has not been obtained through a colonial liberation war. In 1808, as Napoleon's armies began the invasion of Portugal, the monarch and his court were transferred to Rio de Janeiro. The establishment of the royal administration in the colony for a period of 14 years, Brazil’s elevation, in 1815, from the status of a colony to that of a United Kingdom with Portugal, among other events, accelerated the march towards independence. On September 7, 1822, fearing a return to the condition of colony intended by the Courts of Lisbon after Napoleon's defeat and Portugal's liberation, Prince Dom Pedro I proclaimed Independence.

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Added by muzikbutrfly on August 15, 2006