Brazil Day is back in Poble Espanyol on Saturday September 10 for its ninth edition, with big names on the Brazilian music scene, an extensive gastronomic offering, and a complete programme of activities and events having to do with Brazilian culture.
Dances such as the forró and the samba will be the stars of the artistic programming this year, with artists such as the group Sapato Branco, and Anastácia, a singer-songwriter from northern coastal town Recife, who's been called the queen of the forró by critics in Brazil. You can also catch Barcelona-based group Barbados Samba, who perform samba versions of songs by great Brazilian musicians such Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, João Bosco, Maria Bethânia and João Gilberto, among others.
The United School of Samba of Barcelona and Ketubra, two well-known groups in the city, bring dance and 'batucada' percussion to the festival. The kids' area features workshops, games, capoeira, storytelling and a space for the littlest ones (up to three years old).
One of the big attractions is the food area, which this year offers options for all tastes, including flavours from Brazil and its neighbouring countries, all at pleasing prices.