The most anticipated party of the year, BR Day NY, is scheduled for September 3rd from 11am at 6th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. A month from the event, not only Brazilians are making plans for the big day. The gold team of artists coming from Brazil for the show is more excited than ever. The singer Claudia Leitte, the samba band Sorriso Maroto, the country duo Marcos and Belutti and the host Otaviano Costa talk about their expectations for the biggest Brazilian party held outside Brazil.
“I love the BR Day vibe and the opportunity to bring the Brazilian energy, which is exhilarating, to an audience that misses Brazil so much,” says Claudia Leitte, who promises an effervescent show. “It’s always very special to participate in this great event and I’m happy to come back one more time”, celebrates the singer, who had been in BR Day NY in 2006, when she was part of the group Babado Novo.
For the singer of Sorriso Maroto, Bruno Cardoso, it’s a dream come true to participate in BR Day 2017. “The event brings through the music a great moment of connection, which is very important for Brazilians who miss their country”. With almost 20 years of career, the Rio de Janeiro samba group plans to bring to New York the romanticism of their most recent album “De Volta Pro Amanhã” (“Back to Tomorrow”).
Marcos and Belutti, a country duo with nine years of career, are also celebrating their participation in BR Day NY. “We always see Brazilian artists singing on 6th Avenue and the desire to sing there one day has been in our hearts,” says Marcos. Belutti comments that the show in New York will have a special repertoire. “For our first participation at BR Day, we will prepare a different repertoire from our most recent tour “Acredite” (“Believe”). We will sing hits such as “Domingo de Manhã” and “Aquele 1%”, and also classic songs from our country music”, reveals.
Otaviano Costa, who hosted BR Day NY for the first time last year, asked to come back this year. “As soon as the show ended, I was sure that I wanted to be there again and, in fact, I asked to return. But I am also very happy to know that the public made the same request!”, says Otaviano, who is already preparing for the next edition. “The public can expect a guy even more loaded with good energy. I also have no doubt that Marcos and Belutti, Claudia Leitte and Sorriso Maroto will illuminate the stage so that the Brazilians who will be with us at the party feel even more connected with our beloved land”, anticipates.
BR Day NY is co-produced by the entrepreneur João de Matos and the newspaper The Brasilians, with the support of TV Globo. The event was created in 1984 by João de Matos as a way to celebrate the Independence of Brazil. At first, the party was restricted to 46th Street, known as Little Brazil; but over the years it grew so much that it needed to be moved to 6th Avenue. Today, BR Day NY has an audience of more than 1 million people that are spread annually through several blocks of 6th Avenue to see and hear great successes of the Brazilian music.