Alborada Films Brazil Special! Documentary, Live Music and DJs (Thursday 8 May, London, UK)

From 5pm-midnight in the bar area the Alborada DJ collective* will be playing ancient to future Latin American beats + guest DJ Mr Mogambo (Subsonic Routes)

++ @9.30pm live Brazilian music from Jonathan Preiss and Juliano Fiori playing samba de raiz, MPB and chorinho.

Photo: Jonathan Preiss and Juliano Fiori will play a free concert of Brazilian music at the Alborada Films night at the Forge Music and Arts Venue on Thursday 8 May. The evening will also include a documentary screening and DJs.<br />
More info here:

*Sadly Jonathan cannot now make it tomorrow but we are delighted that fantastic Brazilian guitarist Luis Morais will be joining Juliano. Click here to see a video of Luis performing.


+++ Taking place in the screening room (7-8.30pm):

Ginga: The Soul of Brazilian Football
(Director: Marcelo Machado, 80 mins, 2014)

Pele, Zico, Jairzinho, Renaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar… Some of world’s greatest footballers all have one thing in common: they all hail from Brazil, the land of footballing legends, and this year’s World Cup hosts.

But what is it about the country that creates such amazing talent?

A brand new documentary 'Ginga: The Soul of Brazilian Football' explores the essence of what makes Brazil one of the greatest footballing nations ever known. Ginga is the mysterious, indefinable magical quality of rhythm and movement which sets the Brazilian game apart from all the others.

Produced by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and directed by Marcelo Machado (Tropicalia), Hank Levine and Tocha Alves.

Date: Thursday 8 May 2014
Entry for the film & Q&A: £4 waged // £3 unwaged/students
Time: 5pm-midnight
Venue: The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL

Food and drinks available at the venue.

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Watch the documentary's trailer below:

More information about the documentary here:

* The Alborada DJ collective comprises of Ellie Mae, Mariela K, Pablo Alborada, Timão, & Ursula.

This event is supported by Sounds and Colours, Movimientos & Latin America Bureau:

Below, an exclusive spotify Brazilian music selection by Sound and Colours' Russ Slater for Alborada Films: