July 9, 2009

80's-90's Brazilian Rock Concert!

Ok, so I was planning to have a language/ non-event post next... but then I just found out about what looks like a very fun event for me and all NYC Portuguese students out there coming up this Saturday... so I had to post it!

It seems like this group is a very casual, non-pro group of Wall street Brazilian guys who decided to play gigs for fun... their wives are the back vocals and the a crowd is full of their friends.... sounds like an awesome garage band kind of vibe.

One very cool thing is that they play classic 80's-90's that most Brazilians the same age as your Portuguese teacher here just love.... All those who know me know that I love samba, bossa/ brazilian jazz and forró, but you can usually find that more easily (ainda bem!)... a band playing the fun 80's stuff is much harder to find! (Don't you love New York City?). So if you are really getting into the culture, this could be a great cultural experience (even if you end up finding out that it is not really your bossa-nova-ear's thing).

The concert is this Saturday at Sullivan Hall at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance here. They say to arrive early because they are opening for another band (Shitty Shitty Jam Band, doesn't that sound like a night!).

For those advanced Portuguese learners, you can listen to this video about the band and see what you understand (I may post supporting learning notes/glossary later):

I am going and trying to drag some of my local students with me. Hope to see you there!


  1. Do you teach Portuguese? I can't seem to find an email address on your blog but I am interested in speaking to you about this. Thanks!

  2. Oi Jenny! Yes! I do teach!... and you are right, I can't find my e-mail on my blog either :-)... I thought it was there somewhere, since I get e-mails from here (?):-). You can write to portuguese@anandalima.com. Talk to you soon! Tchau-tchau.

  3. I'll add my e-mail somewhere here too :-)

  4. Oi Ananda, muito legal o post, voce conseguiu ir no show?

  5. Oi Gig Brazil!!!! Consgui sim! (Muito facil comprar o ingresso, eu estava viajando :-)). Foi muuuuuito legal! Eu ate disse um oi para uns de voces. Vou ficar de olho para ir na proxima e ver se organizo os meus alunos para virem tambem.

  6. For those who are beginers and didn't get the last comment I made: the concert was awesome!!!! I am definitely going back next time!


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