Monobloco – US Tour Summer 2022
EducArte is proud to welcome back the joyous energy of Rio de Janeiro carnival to the DC area!
Monobloco is a “bloco,” or street band, that parades during carnival in Rio de Janeiro and is also a professional touring band. The group became popular by creating powerful cover versions of Brazilian hits, stepping outside of the samba genre. Classics by Tim Maia, Jorge Benjor, Alceu Valença, and many others were transformed into samba anthems and attracted fans from a whole new generation. During the world-famous Rio de Janeiro carnival, Monobloco has its own parade, which today attracts over half a million people to the streets to dance and sing. The group’s popularity soon led to the creation of a professional touring band, which has performed extensively around Brazil and internationally, including at the London Olympics in 2012. The group has also released several live and studio albums including the 2010 release called “10,” which was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY for Best Samba/Pagode album.
EducArte/Samba Jig presented Monobloco at the Patterson Theatre in Baltimore in 2016. It was a sold out show and our most exciting live performance! We are thrilled to bring them back. This concert is not to be missed! Experience the electric exuberance of Rio de Janeiro’s street carnival.
Also join us for a special percussion workshop with Monobloco the day before the concert, on Tuesday, June 28 at 7PM. Workshop participants will be invited to perform one song with the band on stage during the concert! Tickets sold separately.
Tickets: General admission, standing room only, $40 advance / $50 day of
Date/time: Wednesday, June 29 at 8PM (doors open at 7:00PM)
Location: Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
About the venue
The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park is a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean-style Art Deco building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is considered one of the best dance halls on the east coast. Learn more about the space in this video. Note that the ballroom is not air conditioned, but there are large fans and ample ventilation. Parking is free, carpooling is encouraged.
We are following Glen Echo Park and Montgomery County COVID guidelines, which currently do not require masks or proof of vaccination. We do, however, encourage the use of masks during the event.
Arrive early to enjoy a picnic outside before the doors open. Food, drinks, and alcohol will be available for purchase, but may not be consumed on the dance floor.
This event is kid friendly. Children under the age of 5 will be charged half price at the door.
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org) and also by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County (creativemoco.com). All programs are produced in cooperation with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.
*Tickets are non-refundable, all sales are final.
Monobloco US & Canada 2022 tour teaser
2020 highlights in Rio de Janeiro
Full tour details available at www.braziliannites.com.