Brazilian Independence Day Celebration

The world has become obsessed with Brazilian culture. Whether referring to svelte bodies on soccer fields, award-winning films, or amazingly complex and powerful music, we love it all.

Celebrate your fetish for this sexy nation at Gil Santos's Brazilian Independence Day Celebration at the Deauville Beach Resort. Santos is the don of all things Brazilian in Miami, running a cultural entertainment company that is responsible for spicing up events all over the city.

Singer Erica Denz and her band Brazilian Explosion will be wowing the crowds with samba, axé, and machinhas music, and DJ Brasileiro will spin continuous sets of the latest tunes to come out of this culturally rich country. Acrobatics by capoeira artists and supersexy samba-dancing by feather-clad Brazilian women are guaranteed to keep your attention. The event is sponsored by Brahma, the beer of choice of hip Brazilians and a nice change of pace after one too many caipirinhas. Don't be afraid to get too creative with your outfit for the evening: Prizes will be awarded to the most outlandish masquerade costume.

Whether you are a Brazilian expat or simply love everything about Brazilian music, make your way down to the Deauville Saturday and shake your bunda.

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Rayme Samuels