"On Saturday 16th July WOM@TT in association with ABRAS (ABRAS), Carnival Village and Colourful presents ‘Celebrating Brazil’ featuring Viramundo -The UK`s No 1 Brazilian Band - who will receive a Best Of British award on the night, plus a special presentation from: ABADA-Capoeira UK (Capoeira) - the foremost capoeira group in London.
Come and Enjoy the excitement of Rio, right here in West London! The event takes place at the iconic venue The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY from 8-11pm and tickets are £5 advance/concessions and £8 at the door. "There`s a World of Music at the Tabernacle" as we celebrate Brazilian community and culture in London
Having been together in various line ups since 1989 VIRAMUNDO have enormous experience and a very large repertoire of material ranging from their own compositions to Brazilian & Latin classics. The varied & eclectic mix of Brazilian music performed by the band reflects the multiregional origins of the band members. Viramundo have played a wide range of festivals, functions & Clubs in Europe including Gran Gran Fiesta, Henley Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, and numerous University Balls. The band has successfully helped put London Latin club nights, past and present, like Bar Salsa, Bar Madrid, Bar Tiempo, Bass Clef, HQ, Smollenskys, Guanabara, Favela Chic, La Finca, Dover St, 100 Club & many others on the map.
Viramundo have appeared on shows such as Big Breakfast TV, and Good Morning with Richard & Judy, London Tonight and were called to play for Madonna when Versace organised a party for the launch of "Evita" in London in December 1996. When Mick Jagger wanted a Brazilian band for his Birthday a few years ago the band he called first was Viramundo, as did Rolf Harris for his birthday bash.
All of which confirms Viramundo, not only as the people’s favourite, but also the favourite choice of the celebrities too. In recognition of their pioneering and innovative contribution to African, Caribbean and Latin music in the UK, Viramundo will receive a prestigious WOM@TT Best of British award at the event . They are in excellent company as Omar, Alexander D Great and The Ruff Cutt Band have also received this award in recent months!
ABRAS - Brazilian Association in the UK are based in the heart of the Brazilian community in London in Harlesden and provide the most comprehensive services and support to all Brazilians in the UK. “We want to create a sense of community spirit and union as well as increase the sense of ‘Brazilanness’ in each and every Brazilian here” they said. WOM@TT champions UK based African, Caribbean & Latin musicians with the most exciting and welcoming events in excellent venues with associated education opportunities
Alongside Viramundo’s sizzling performance there will also be a special Capoiera presentation by ABADA Capoiera UK, London’s foremost group, who recently appeared before 1000’s of young people at The Barbican. Led by the charismatic master Neilo (aka Graduado Manjerico), ABADA Capoiera UK will share their superb skills with a contemporary flair.
CELEBRATING BRAZIL brings all the excitement of Rio and the spirit of unity to The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY on Saturday 16th July from 8-11pm. Tickets are £5 in advance (also concessions) from Carnival Village, The Tabernacle and www.wegottickets.com (cheapest charge - only 25p!)
Bring your dancing shoes – "There’s a World of Music at The Tabernacle "