Posts Tagged ‘Bill Brennan Banda Brazil’


Brazilian Carnival Rides Again on Mar. 5th at the Ship

February 7, 2011

A Little Brazilian Carnival history –

Because it precedes Lent, Carnival long ago was conceived as the last chance for 40 days to eat meat, to make love and to live joyously, all forbidden activities during the season when one is supposed to do penance in preparation for a spiritual resurrection at Easter. Thus it was not too hard to see how the Carnival period, from one or two days to several weeks, came to be in the specific time when one purposely set out to break the mold, to determine to do all the things normally impossible or forbidden in everyday life, and perhaps even to fulfill oneself by trying out one or more alternative roles or lifestyles to be for a short time what one could never be in ordinary life. This is the reversal phenomenon so often noted in Carnivals everywhere, wherein regular behavior is reversed, and people choose to do the very opposite of their normal behavior.

Carnival is truly profane since it seeks specifically NOT to be sacred, and indeed to do violence to propriety and respectability by irreverence and even contempt, often made all the more effective through the use of indirection, humour, and irony.

Let’s party!!!!!!!!

Come celebrate Brazilian Carnival with a night of samba, bossa nova, tropicalismo, and tons more!!

with vocalists:

Kelly Ann Evans
Dana Parsons
Jeff Dyer

and band:

Bill Brennan
Brian Way
Glen Collins
Mark Peddle
Scott Mansfield

It’s going to be a GREAT time!!!!

Mar. 5th
The Ship
Duckworth St.


The Majestic Theatre, Duckworth Street, St. John’s

May 27, 2010

Artists Playing at the Majestic Theatre;

Tuesday 13th July: Jeff Dyer Bill Brennan Quintet (8:00-9:30pm), Terry Clarke Trio w/ Don Thompson and Phil Dwyer (10:00-12:00pm) Buy Tickets

Wednesday 14th July: Phil Yetman – Havana to Canada (8:00-9:00pm), Bill Brennan Banda Brazil Buy Tickets

Thurday 15th July: The Dogberries (8:00-9:30pm), Alex Cuba (10:00-12:00pm) Buy Tickets

Friday 16th July: Rowdy Blues (8:00-9:30pm), Matt Andersen (10:00-12:00pm) Buy Tickets

Saturday 17th July: Mopaya (8:00-9:30pm),  H’Sao (10:00-12:00pm) Buy Tickets

Want to see it all? get a Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival Pass

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2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Banda Brazil

May 27, 2010

Wednesday july 14, @ Majestic Theatre, 10:00-12:00am

Bill Brennan and the Banda Brazil was initially formed to celebrate Brazilian Carnival. The band is comprised of some of the most active musicians in St. John’s – Dana Parsons, Kelly-Ann Evans, Jeff Dyer, Brain Way, Mark Peddle, Glen Collins, Scott Mansfield and Bill Brennan. The band is dedicated to performing the classics in Brazilian music – music written or made famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis Regina, Djavan, Gal Costa, Beth Carvalho, Joyce and more.

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