Brasil Showcase! 10th Edition Daytime Showcase


Brasil Showcase! 10th Edition Daytime Showcase

Event Date & Time: 

Sat Mar 17, 2018 - 2:00PM CDT
Event Type: 
  • Concert

The 10th edition of the Brasil Daytime Showcase takes place on Saturday, March 17th at the Sahara Lounge.
This is the spot for you to check out the Brazilian artists coming down for SXSW 2018 under one roof. No wristbands needed - 2pm-8pm - $7 at the door.

LINEUP: The 2018 lineup is as impressive as it is eclectic, and includes Silibrina (Sao Paulo, BR - jazz), Tita Lima (Sao Paulo/LA pop), Frederico7 (Austin/Sao Paulo soul/funk), Muntchako ( Brasilia Afrobeat/latin jazz), Ley Line (Austin,Folk), Tio Chico (Piaui/Austin MPB/Carambo rock), Luneta Magica (Amazonas, Rock/pop) and Paula Maya (Austin/Rio mpb/jazz). More TBA.

This is one of the most vibrant showcases for the lovers of Worldbeat and Brazilian music and has become must-go daytime event during SX.

Tita Lima (Sao Paulo/LA) - Singer and composer Tita Lima was brought up in a musical family in Brazil. Her grandmother mentored her on piano, and she later learned bass from her father, a veteran of the '70s era Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes. As Lima became more proficient on bass, she began playing with local musicians in São Paulo. She cut her teeth singing and playing with artists such as Bocato, João Donato, and Luz de Caroline before relocating to Los Angeles. Studying at L.A.'s Musician's Institute offered Lima inroads to the city's bustling, vibrant community of world musicians. The single "A Conta do Samba" was included on the compilation Brownswood Bubblers put out by the Brownswood Recordings label, drawing the attention of European audiences to Lima's unique style and sound. Surrounded by veteran sidemen from both Austin, L.A. and Brazil (whose playing credits include Celia Cruz, Keb' Mo', Airto Moreira, Sergio Mendes, and more) Lima performs at festivals throughout the states and Europe. This paulistana, singer and composer brings us her mixture of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), Samba-Jazz, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop and Dub to Austin this Spring, with featuring guest Frederico7.

Silibrina (Sao Paulo) - Septet created by Gabriel Nóbrega, who besides pianist signs the compositions and arrangements of the band, with the participation of Ricardinho Paraíso on bass, Jabes Felipe on drums, Gileno Foinquinos on guitar, Wagner Barbosa on saxophone, Reynaldo Izeppi on trumpet and Mateus Prado on percussion. Exploring the mixture of Brazilian music with jazz, the band takes to the stage a performance absolutely spontaneous and energetic, full of brazilianness and improvisations. The band Silibrina brings to light their debut album, O Raio.

Muntchako - Muntchako comes from three completely different musical experiences that found their common point in the mezzo instrumental language. Universal rhythms mixed with electronic beats, guitars, samplers, percussions, drums, synthesizers and the good humor of the experienced instrumentalists, make Muntchako a rich, extroverted and accessible instrumental music. It is music for all times, appropriating from the best genre: music to shake the body.Without ceremony, Muntchako trembles on the outskirts of Belém, drinks from the paraibano forró, swings in Jamaican ska, shakes with latin rhythms, makes a mean face when rocking, sensualizes in tango, goes up to the favelas of the funk and shoves its foot in the discotheque.

Frederico7 - El 'Exotico Americano' fuses afrobrazilian beats with american Funk, Soul, Dub and other psychedelic sounds. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, he later lived in Mexico and Argentina prior to setting roots in the live music capital of the world, where he's been a composer and bandleader for outstanding Worldbeat acts since the early 2000's (Ghandaia; Suns of Orpheus; Alchemists ATX; Macaxeira Funk). Currently laying the groundwork for the release of his solo record due this winter, Frederico7 has been a constant presence in the 'Best of Austin Chronicle Poll' and an ambassador of brazilian groove abroad, having collaborated and performed with amazing folks such as Grupo Fantasma, Jair de Oliveira, Los Amigos Invisibles, Lee Scratch Perry, Cafe Tacvba and many more. Festivals appearances include San Jose Jazz Festival, Houston International Fest, ACL Fest, 5 previous editions of SXSW plus performances in Colombia, Mexico and throughout the USA. With an amazing roster of musicians in his band, including guitar maestro Sergio Yazbek (of Cidade Negra fame), his vivacious performances and enchanting songwriting cannot be missed. It's funky brazilian soul gone global! For more visit

Luneta Magica -Born in the center of Manaus (2012), the Luneta Mágica grew up circulating between these two worlds: the city and nature. The band seeks to elaborate a poetic and musical discourse that questions the barriers between popular culture and pop music, as well as the contrast between tradition and modernity. Composed by musicians Daniel Freire (Bass), Erick Omena (Backing Vocal, Guitar, Piano), Pablo Henrique (Vox Lead, Acustic Guitar) and Eron Oliveira (Drums), the Luneta Mágica drinks from the sixties music and ventures into a contemporary mix .

Tio Chico - Tio Chico is a music project started by Frank Almendra, a Brazilian musician living in the US since the '90s that delivers talent, diversity, grace and a multitude of rhythms in his songwriting. He is a member of many local Brazilian music acts in town but this one is the first where he sings and has a chance to showcase his own compositions, highlighting upbeat and very danceable music styles from the regions of Brazil where he grew up.
He has surrounded himself by some of his great musician friends to help him create a unique sound that has a Brazilian but also a World Music feel. Veteran Austin guitar side man Darin Layne, Drummer Bruno Vinezof, Bass player Marcos Santos and backing vocalist Simone Novaes are his current bandmates.
The name Tio Chico was chosen because it is one of Frank's nicknames used by many of his nephews to call him by.

Ley Line - Ley Line is a group of four women who incorporate folk songs and rhythms from around the world into original compositions through vocal harmony and acoustic instrumentation. Ley Line's multilingual performances use storytelling to foster intimate listening spaces. The group has recently completing a 3,000 mile tour across Brazil, playing more than 30 shows over 3 months. They are currently in the process of creating their second LP that will be accompanied by a visual album, comprised of footage captured in Brazil. You can learn more about them by visiting

Paula Maya - Paula Maya is a singer, songwriter, keyboardist and recording artist with six CDs released
and songs in several compilations with artists such as Jimmy Cliff and Carolyn Wonderland.
Nominated Best Brazilian Musician living in the USA in the Focus Web News 2016 Press Awards. * New CD 'Iluminar' Nominated for Best 2015/16 World / Global Fusion Album by One World Music in UK. Selected as one of the 2016 artists to be considered for a grant from Austin's Black Fret. Top ten World Music bands in the 2015 & 2014 Austin Chronicle Music Poll.


SWEET SUNDAY - Tita Lima ( Tita Lima/PeterPedro)