Artists from Brazil and Birmingham come together for Espirito Brum

By 12 September, 2011

Espirito Brum is a festival with an electic line-up of musicians, visual artists, DJs, poets and films from Brazil and Birmingham (and few more from other parts of the UK). The 2011 edition starts on Friday September 16th and is shaping up to be an exciting weekend for anyone in Birmingham this weekend.

If you want to get a taste of the artists involved check out this compilation featuring 12 tracks from artists, both from Brazil and Birmingham, that will be performing at the festival. Brazilian acts to keep an eye out for are experimental percussionist Babilak Bah and the reggae-infused rap of Jota III e Academicos da Rua.

Other Brazilian artists performing are Flavia Bittencourt, Wanderson Lopez, Tabacarana and Gilberto Mauro. You can find out more about all of the Brazilian artists here. 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.

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

There will also be a free event on Wednesday 14th September (6-7.30pm) with music industry experts talking about the world of event promotion. Full details are at

You can find more information on Espirito Brum at and also on their Facebook page where there is currently a full line-up for the festival.

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