Brazil meets Birmingham at Espirito Brum

The Espirito Brum festival will be enlivening crowds in Birmingham this weekend (September 16-18) as it brings it’s usual mix of local and Brazilian musicians, visual artists and poets to the West Midlands. Among the standout Brazilian acts are rapper Jota III and experimentalist Babilak Bah.

Other Brazilian musicians performing include Tabacarana, Flavia Bittencourt, Wanderson Lopez and Gilberto Mauro. There will also be Brazilian films (The Music Tree and Booted), visual art from Renato Pontello and Rodrigo Britto, poetry from Aline Yasmin and Caê Guimarães, and a load more from the non-Brazilian artists, musicians and poets at the festival.

You can listen to the artists appearing at the festival thanks to this compilation from Espirito Brum:

Here’s a selection of Brazilian events happening at the festival:

Friday 16th
4pm A Arvore Da Musica / The Music Tree (Film)
10pm Wanderson Lopez

Saturday 17th
11am-5pm Learn Brazilian Guitar workshop with Wanderson Lopez
3pm Babilak Bah Experimental Percussion Workshop
6pm Wanderson Lopez (performance following earlier workshop)
10pm Flavia Bittencourt
1am Jota III

Sunday 18th
1pm People’s Kitchen (Brazilian Fish Stew)
2pm Botinada / Booted (Film)
5pm Gilberto Mauro
7pm Tabacarana
9pm Babilak Bah

For more information on Espirito Brum go to: Also check out their Events page on Facebook where there is plenty of information including a full festival line-up:

Espirito Brum is the UK leg of Espirito Mundo, a project designed to bring together artists/musicians from Brazil and the rest of the world. There are also Espirito Mundo events in Poitou, Madrid and Provence.

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