Bloco helps the Exchange Ballroom blast off.
Bruno Moraes, master in Brazilian Rio Samba style percussion and a great friend of many of us in Bloco Alegria, is coming back to Portland and is giving a workshop one night only at our rehearsal on September 22 from 8-10pm! Since this will be a short workshop, Bruno will teach some new band bossas and help to tune up the bateria. All Bloco Alegria members as well as people thinking of joining Bloco Alegria are welcome and encouraged to come. It’s a great opportunity to learn from one of the bateria experts from Rio!
Starting at The Fields Park (NW 1th and Overton), Bloco Alegria provides a bit of entertainment at the start of the walk and finishes at NW Naito Parkway and Davis Street with a topper.
Join the lively occupants of 3705 SE Yamhill Street for their third annual block party.
Live music (cumbia, Jamaican jazz, ska, Brazilian), food, a kid's area and other festivities.
Bloco Alegria will be entertaining the Ducks at the Crystal Ballroom.
Bloco Alegria's dancers and musicians will be raising the termperature of the Goodfoot Lounge and welcoming the return to Portland of the awesome Samba Da, the west coast's premiere afro-samba-funk-dance band.
Join Bloco Alegria on its parade through the Division/Clinton Street Fair, one of fairest of Portland's fairs.
We'll start on SE Division at 50th, work our way west to 20th, then south to Clinton and then east to 28th.
Bloco Alegria will encouragingly and happily play at the start of each bike race: 5:45, 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15pm.
Bloco Alegria does it again at The Embers. Get saucy with sizzling samba, this time for the Pride Week Finale.
Bloco Alegria joins in on the celebration of the Kenton neighborhood at its annual street fair, located on N. Denver between N. Schofield and N. Willis.
The fair goes from 10AM to 6PM, with Bloco performing in the early afternoon.
Bloco Alegria joins a cornucopia of dancers and musicians from around the world to celebrate PSU International Night.
From the PSU website:
A repeat appearance for the band at an early screening of a 20th Century Fox film, this time it's RIO 2, the sequel to their 2011 animation hit, RIO.
Bloco Alegria will play and dance at one of the hottest venues in town. Hydration will be key.
Fat Tuesday fun at E.B. Smokey's Barbeque and Grill
A private auction benefiting local childrens charities.