Brazilian Carnival Scheduled for Saturday Night

Posted on March 13th, 2013 by

Brazilian Carnival 2013

Robert Everest and Dandara will headline this year’s Brazilian Carnival.

The Organization of Latin American and Spanish Cultures (OLAS) at Gustavus Adolphus College will sponsor and host an eclectic and impressive group of professional singers and dancers on Saturday, March 16 to celebrate the College’s second annual Brazilian Carnival. This year’s event will take place between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. in Lund Center.

Musician, singer and bandleader Robert Everest, who annually organizes and directs the largest annual Brazilian celebration in the Twin Cities, is among those who will perform at Saturday’s event. With a Spanish/Portuguese linguistics degree from the University of Minnesota and several trips to Brazil, he has become fluent in not only the language but the culture of Brazil as well. Performing an average of 150-200 shows a year, Everest has delighted audiences around the globe with his original compositions and his vast repertoire of acoustic world music.

Joining Everest will be Brazilian native Dandara, an exuberant and dynamic singer who grew up in Bahia, Brazil where she sang with the Carnival group Banda Relogio. She has performed at major festivals, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, along with numerous Brazilian Carnival events throughout the United States.

There will be free face painting throughout the night, while authentic carnival masks will be on display and for sale. Three authentic Brazilian dishes will be served at 11 p.m., including Pao de Queijo (cheese bread), Coxinhas de Galinha (fried chicken appetizer), and mango ice cream. There will also be a bar that will be serving non-alcoholic Brazilian lemonade.

For more information about this event, contact student and OLAS member Mark Zorrilla at


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


Comments are closed.