Festas de São João 2019

Celebrating a Brazilian festival at El Barrio Latino Bar

Wellington Batucada drummers at Festas de São João 2019 mini-gig. Photo by El Barrio Latino Bar.

Lucy (former Batucada tamborim player) owns El Barrio Latino Bar and was keen for us to do a small gig in June to celebrate the Brazilian festival Festas Juninas – also known as Festas de São João.

Keeping the volume down is a challenge in a small space, so we decided a mini-gig would work best, with 10-12 drummers instead of our usual 20-30. Our dancers came along and danced with the crowd, as there wasn’t space to do a dance performance. So – a bit of an experiment all round.
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