LIVERPOOL is getting set to welcome two of Brazil’s most vibrant artists to the city as part of Brazilica 2016.
Back for the ninth year, Brazilica has become one of the flagship events of the year in Liverpool’s festival calendar and will take over the city with a colourful celebration of Brazilian music, dance, culture, food and sport from 15-17 July 2016.
As well as the Brazilian Film Festival, Carnival Queen Competition, Samba Bands and, of course, the infamous Carnival Parade, Brazilica will also play host to two outstanding Brazilian artists who are bringing the rich colour and vibrant culture of Brazil to life at St Georges Hall and the old bath site on Lodge Lane.
From 12th – 18th July, multi-award winning Brazilian wildlife photographer Joao Marcos Rosa will be showcasing his internationally renowned work in an exhibition at The Galleries at St George’s Hall.
Joao Marcos Rosa specialises in illustrating wildlife and conservation issues of Brazilian ecosystems and his work has been published in magazines such as GEO and BBC Wildlife, as well as being regularly featured in National Geographic Brazil. His photographs have also been featured in the conservation campaigns of Greenpeace and UNESCO and he has been awarded prestigious photography prizes worldwide.
Rosa’s exhibition will bring to life some of the most colourful and diverse species in the world; transporting you straight to the Brazilian Rainforest and shedding some light on some of the most elusive, endangered and incredible species in the wild.
Rosa gets his rare shots by travelling Brazil’s natural sanctuaries, through paths where pumas hunt, rivers where piranhas swim and monkeys swing from enormous trees.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
Providing a contrasting example of Brazilian artistic excellence; the old bath site on Lodge Lane will become the canvas for a brand new, original piece of street art by Ananda Nahu; created especially for Brazilica Festival 2016.
Focusing on integrating cultures and peoples, Ananda is a graffiti artist who mixes cultural references from ancient times to the present day which harmoniously interact together in the same composition.
Blending bright colours, stencilling techniques and freehand painting with diverse materials, Ananda creates bold and striking works, which are full of life and energy.
Ananda aims for her artwork to reflect the beautiful and divine nature of human beings blended with the contemporary reality of society
Maeve Morris, festival director, says: “It’s so exciting to have these two amazing artists coming to Liverpool, working in very different fields. We owe a huge thank you to Alicia from Braziliarty for helping to make it all happen and look forward to future collaborations.”
Artist Ananda Nahu
The old bath site, Lodge Lane
Tuesday 12th to Thursday, 14th July
Photography exhibition by Joao Marcos Rosa
The Galleries at St George’s Hall (entrance through The Heritage Centre)
Tuesday 12th to Monday 18th July Extended to 25th July
here’s the link to Brazilica 2016 brochure for all the events and parade route map
Join us Thursday June 9th at ALoft in Liverpool’s North John St to pick up a copy of our festival brochure hot off the press, and take a sneak peek
at our new costumes for the Brazilica carnival parade in July.
We picked up a Brazilian International Press Award for contribution to Brazilian Arts and Culture in the UK
at the Brazilian Embassy on Nov 26th 2015
It’s great to be recognised for our efforts, but we need to thank all the bands that support us year on year who make the festival so special and the volunteers and trustees for giving up so much of their time producing the event.
Dates for 2016 15th-17th July
Parade day 16th July see you all there.
Checkout the 2015 brochure on Issuu
video of Marcos Valle at the Kazimier
We need to say a huge thankyou to all the bands that took part, the festival was bigger than ever this year and the audience just keeps growing. We can’t wait for 2016 .