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Sat 4 Oct 2008, 6:00pm

Where: Safari Lounge, 116 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: angela mcnoe

Jambalaya Spring Carnival- a night of fantasy, circus and music presents Samba Legend, Carlos Ferreira. Only one Auckland show!

Brazilian / Australian Samba legend, Carlos Ferreira will perform one Auckland Show at the Jambalaya Spring Carnaval, 4 October at The Safari Lounge.

Drummer and percussionist, Carlos Ferreira was born in Vila Isabel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an area that is to samba what old New Orleans is to jazz. He started playing “drums” (tins collected from the street) at the age of six, perfecting his craft with Rio’s most important Samba Schools and cheer squads. During the 70’s and 80’s, Carlos played with Brazil’s most famous musicians, both in Brazil and overseas, including Sergio Mendes.

Since arriving in Australia in 1985, Ferreira has become one of Melbourne's most exciting and innovative interpreters of Samba Jazz and other Brazilian rhythms. He performs regularly at the Jazz cafes and festivals of the world, is a teacher at Australia's oldest samba school and runs workshops for percussionists of all levels worldwide. He has played at book launches for Barry Humphries and Paulo Coelho.

In support of Carlos Ferreira will be local acts: AK Samba drummers, Motor City Family Funk, African Drummers, Circus performers, DJ's and body artists.

Jambalaya Spring Carnival - a night of fantasy, circus and music.

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