On August 5 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the City Parks Foundation brings to Central Park Brazil’s iconic samba singer, provocative persona and signature vocalist Elsa Soares as the headliner of the annual Brasil Summerfest. She has had a very intense career, partnering with renowned artists and receiving several awards. In 2016 she put out A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (“Woman at the End of the World”) and sang at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Truly a living icon, Soares is a gift to experience live.

Brasil Summerfest is also bringing Liniker e os Caramelows, Led by the effervescent Liniker Barros, a transgender vocalist. Performing at Brazil’s most important festivals, from São Paulo to Rio, they soon became a national treasure. In 2016 they delivered their first studio album Remonta. With unbridled enthusiasm, they have now poised to wow the world stage.One more artist

One more artist completes the show. The primary project of nomadic DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Cyr, Teleseen weaves together musical influences from the global underground into a refreshingly unique mix. His musical vision draws equally from deep house and afro house, samba, batucada, baile funk and MPB influences absorbed while living in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. His latest album, The Emotional Life of Savages, is due out in the fall of 2017.

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