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Summer Music and Dance

August 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Included with admission or membership

Vamos Para o Brasil (Let’s go to Brazil)

Join Kátia Moraes with Mika Mutti and Jonia Raiz Brasil for the Brazilian Heart Experience, a vibrant mix of samba dancing, song, storytelling, and visual art for all.

Following this, enjoy an exhilarating performance by Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Téka Penteriche offering a delicious blend of smooth bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, contemporary pop, and lively samba. Téka will be accompanied by Hussain Jiffry-bass, Kevin Winard-drums, Robert Kyle, sax/flute, and Alyse Korn-keyboard.

Schedule at a glance

  • 4:30-5:15pm, Rose Garden Pavilion: Kátia Moraes leads a 45-minute session that engages younger audiences and families with a mix of dance, song, stories and visual art with Mika Mutti and Jonia Raiz Brasil 
  • 5:30-6:45pm, Amphitheater: Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Téka performs a lively blend of smooth bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, contemporary pop and lively samba

About the Summer Music and Dance Series

Bring the whole family for a wondrous journey June 20, July 11, and August 8!

Travel to Hawaii, Iran, Armenia, Brazil, and Bali through gorgeous music, dance, and story. Begin your adventure at the Rose Pavilion for a fun-filled participatory experience — learn a song’s refrain in another language, dance, draw, and listen to fascinating stories from other worlds.

Afterward, gather at the amphitheater for a vibrant celebration of music and dance performances. 

Photo © Téka Penteriche


August 8
4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Included with admission or membership
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