September is coming soon. And everybody who loves Brazil and admires the Brazilian culture knows that it is time for the largest party of all in New York City. The 35th edition of BR Day NY will be held on September 1st, Sunday before Labor Day at 6th Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Streets and Little Brazil (46th Street) from 11am to 6pm.
The producers of BR Day NY announced the lineup of the event:
Simone & Simaria
The country duo Simone and Simaria are very well known throughout Brazil. They were born in the state of Bahia and during their childhood the sisters already showed interest in music. At 5 and 7 years old, they participated in talent contests. At 14, they had the opportunity to join the band of famous Brazilian country singer, Frank Aguiar.
In 2012, they decided to follow an independent career as a country duo. They made the right decision. Today they are followed by thousands of fans not only in Brazil, but here in the US as well.
Simone and Simaria will present some of their many hits to the public on Sixth Avenue in a show that promises to thrill the attending public.
Jorge & Mateus
Representatives of what is called in Brazil “Sertanejo Univesitário”, Jorge & Mateus, are considered today one of the main country duos of Brazilianmusic.
They have been on the road since 2005 and have already participated in one edition of BR Day NY. In 2012, the performance of Jorge & Mateus on Sixth Avenue was an absolute success.
The duo’s numbers are significant: 14 years of history and an average of 200 shows a year. In addition to being the most followed Brazilians on Spotify, the artists’ songs were performed in 61 countries by over 10 million fans. At Deezer, Jorge and Mateus are also the artists with the most followers in Brazil. In 2016, the song “Sosseguei” was among the most played on the radio and today on YouTube has approximately 380 million views. They are the only Brazilian country artists with more than 1 billion plays on Spotify.
If you don’t attend BR Day NY 2019, you will miss the opportunity to see one of today’s greatest Brazilian artists. The music producer and DJ, Alok, is today the most listened Brazilian in the world and best known for his worldwide hit song “Hear Me Now“, which is helping him to build a large audience on all continents.
He began his career at the age of 12 along with his brother. At age 19 he pursued a solo career, becoming one of the most prominent icons in the Brazilian electronic scene, with honors and awards, such as; “Best DJ in Brazil” awarded by House Mag for two consecutive times (in the years 2014 and 2015) and the only Brazilian in the top 25 world DJ ranking by DJ Magazine in 2016.
His presence at the 35th edition of BR Day will certainly make history in New York.
BR Day NY also features the special participation of singer and songwriter Jefferson Moraes, a rising star in the Brazilian country scene.
After winning a singing competition on Brazilian TV, Jefferson signed a contract with Audio Mix, one of Brazil’s largest artist agencies. He has become a big bet in country music and has been growing with surprising numbers. He became one of the most listened artists on digital platforms and started performing all over Brazil with an agenda of over 20 shows per month.
The event will be hosted by Glenda Kozlowski, a Brazilian journalist, television sports presenter and former bodyboarder. It will be the first time the journalist will attend the Brazilian festival.