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BrasilFest will take place on August 20, 2023 at the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series.
Seattle Center Festál is a year-round series of 24 free cultural festivals, produced in partnership with community organizations. In 2022, Festál celebrated 25 years of stories and traditions, ushering in a new era of hybrid programming. Learn more about Festál and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.
In the meantime, view the 2022 highlights below.
Seattle Center Festál presents BrasilFest in partnership with Brazil Center and Show Brazil Productions. BrasilFest invites the broader community to enjoy capoeira, food, music, dance, and more!
BrasilFest was established in 1999 by Brazilian immigrants and husband and wife duo, Eduardo and Ana Paula Mendonca, to share Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of Brazilian Folklore Day. This is unique because the holiday is not celebrated outside of Brazil, yet is an important day to educate and share Brazilian folkloric traditions.
Eduardo Mendonca is a musician, music arranger, composer, and festival organizer since 1974. He has performed for many notable people, such as the 14th Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II, and former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela. He is the co-founder and co-director for Show Brazil Productions and the Brazil Center.
Ana Mendonca is the co-founder of Show Brazil Productions, a Seattle company established in 1995 to promote Brazilian arts and education opportunities the U.S. and Canada. She is the booking agent, promoter, and also co-founder of Brazil Center, a non-profit organization behind BrasilFest.
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