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:
For more information on Espirito Brum go to: espiritobrum.org. Also check out their Events page on Facebook where there is plenty of information including a full festival line-up: facebook.com/event.php?eid=224438944269787
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.