Bringing together the best of Brazil—its food, music and its people—is Green Festival’s Brazilian Festival taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 9 January at Parked Up. The beer garden and venue will be the scene of a music revival post-lockdown restrictions as well as home to the best Brazilian caipiriñas you can find in Auckland.
The afternoon will feature a number of Brazilian performers across a range of music genres including reggae, roots, pop, soul and more. The party kicks off with Rodrigo Baratela followed by Renam Ponciano, Camila LENHART, Ed Rizzi and Trajah Roots accompanied by Mano Taz. Samba dos Amigos then takes to the stage and you’ll also get to see the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro Carnival Divas before Mister Deejay closes out the evening.
Although they all now call New Zealand home, they’ve maintained a distinctly Brazilian feel to their live performances and will surely have you shuffling feet, samba-ing and sliding across the dancefloor in-between stops at the bar for another round of Brazilian caipiriñas.
To keep you fuelled throughout the evening and immersed in the Brazilian beat, a Brazilian food court will be set up. As of now, the menu will include chicken croquettes, a range of pastels (thin-crust pies), Esfirras (Brazilian meat pies) and Brazilian cheese bread. And word is that the Mexican community is getting on the Latin American party vibe and bringing in a heap of Mexican cuisine as well.
The bar will be well-stocked, but the cocktail of the day will most certainly be the caipiriña. The caipirinha, as we write it, is made with cachaça—a distilled beverage not dissimilar to rum in its production method but a whole world away in terms of flavour. Its refreshing, pleasing and heady effects will keep the party pumping from 3pm till midnight.
Party to the Brazilian beat and rhythm at Parked Up in January.