Friday, Feb. 24, High Noon Saloon, 8 pm; Saturday, Feb. 25, Majestic, 9 pm
Long-running community percussion ensemble the Handphibians hosts and performs at its annual tribute to the sounds of Brazil, once again spanning two nights and venues. Friday’s “Carnaval Pan American” show opens with capoeira and Brazilian dance demonstrations, and closes with South American/Cuban sounds from Los Chechos; in between is Samba Novistas, Drum Power and the debut of the Panchromatic Steel Band. Saturday includes sets by Wolbaianos, Metabaque, Mami Wata and DJ Trixz.
$15. doors 8 pm.
press release: The Handphibians present another magical night of of music and dance as Madison's own community percussion bateria celebrates Carnaval 2017. It is time to usher in the dawn of Spring with the passion and spirit of Brazil's beloved annual celebration. The Handphibians will heat up the city exciting Brazilian rhythms!
The concert will feature artists such as Wolbianos, Otimo Dance, Metabaque, Mami Wata and DJ TrixZ will entertain you with moves inspired by traditional dances performed at Carnaval celebrations in Brazil. Let's dance, Madison -- this is Carnaval!