BRAZA! turns 7


BRAZA is turning 7 and we thought you would love to kickoff your new year’s festivities with yo Brazilian family here! We organized a special pre-NYE event with the Bay Area’s finest bands and DJs. Of course, if you’ve been to our events before you know everyone who walks into BRAZA! land is considered Brazilian at heart. So, don’t be shy and join us for a dazzling celebration.

INSTAPROMO: 5 FREE TICKETS+1 BOTTLE OF CAVA: (exclusive on instagram | Ends on 12/20/16 at 12am | Must be 21+ to participate).

We are also celebrating our most recent production, Antônio Guedes & The Chillaquiles Live at The Chapel CD release. It’s a full 9 track album, and the first early bird tickets will get it for free. It will be up for sale at the event, plus at our store, It won’t be available anywhere else, though. Ships worldwide.

/// Artist Lineup ///

Antonio Guedes & The Chillaquiles
Antônio Guedes & The Chilaquiles is a funk-rock-disco-ska-jam-pop band from San Francisco, CA. The lead singer, Antônio Guedes, brings forward various Brazilian influences into his compositions, blending it with others from around the globe, like Afrobeat, American soul, and Latin Jazz, with a psychedelic music twist that suggests to the audience Sergio Mendes, Jerry Garcia, Jorge Ben and Fela Kuti could all be playing in the same band.


/// Opening Band ///

Maracatu Pacifico
Hailing from West Oakland, Maracatu Pacifico is a community-based performance group that brings Afro-Brazilian maracatu music and dance from Northeastern Brazil to the SF Bay Area.

Maracatu Pacifico was founded as Bateria Lucha and Maracatu Luta under former director Derek Wright in the early 2000s, playing at the huge anti-war marches in the run up to the Iraq war. The group was reborn as Maracatu Pacifico in 2012 under the leadership of current director Eric Hoffman, who has continued the group’s value for community and personal development through the study and performance of maracatu. Their community is a very diverse group united in our passion for this music genre.


Elan is a native of San Francisco but his coração is definitely Brazilian. He’s made frequent pilgrimages to Brazil over the past 15 years digging for records everywhere from São Paulo to the backwaters in the Amazon, and his collection is nothing short of World class. He is one of the founding members of the BRAZA! crew and it has always been the perfect showcase for his tasty selections from the land of samba e futebol. Expect to dance to deep rare grooves, classic samba rhythms and contemporary Brazilian flavored remixes.

DJ Izzy Wise (Hi-Life / Afrolicious)
A member of the legendary Afrolicious party crew, DJ Izzy Wise plays and collaborates with many different musicians and groups, with a growing discography including 11 vinyl releases. He has performed internationally in Spain, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, United States, and Canada. He often performs and collaborates with LoCura, Afrolicious, MC Rai, Lucky Brown and the Funk Revolution, Pleasuremaker Band, Ocote Soul Sounds, Makru, Mophono Halftone Society, Sureshot Symphony, J Boogie, Nickodemus, and DJ Smash. Combining his knowledge of multiple instruments, sound reinforcement, and his love of mixing music from different cultures, we now have the electro world dub mashup that is Izzy Wise’s music. He has also had the pleasure of opening for many heroes and talents including: Novalima, Culture, Arrested Development, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Ocote Soul Sounds, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and many more!!

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