7/25 | Live at the Archway: Caique Vidal and Batuque / Trio Rasteirinho / Apolo Torres

Brasil Summerfest comes to L@TA this week, with an Afro-Brazilian big band, a Brazilian Choro Trio to open and celebrated Brazilian muralist Apolo Torres in the gallery.

Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.



The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St. 


THE HEADLINER | AT 6:15PM. Caique Vidal and Batuque (meaning “to drum”) brings infectious energy and riveting dance grooves, delivering explosive performances that integrate the sounds of Afro-Brazilian percussion with keyboards, bass, guitar and horns, producing an innovative version of samba, reggae, salsa, bachata, pop, rock and Bossa Nova. Vidal and Batuque just released their debut EP titled TYSM (Thank You So Much), which exemplifies the diversity of rhythms and genres performed by the band during their live shows. Born in Salvador, Bahia, Caique Vidal is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music educator steeped in the Afro-Brazilian tradition. Professionally, Caique began working with the Balé Folclórico da Bahia in 2002. For nine years, Caique toured internationally with the group, showcasing Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions in countries like the United States, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Colombia, Venezuela, and others.

THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART | AT 5:30PM.  Redeeming the repertoire of the Choro (or Chorinho)—original Brazilian instrumental music—is Trio Rasteirinho’s main objective. Trio Rasteirinho is comprised of Daniel Montes (7-string guitar), Gabriel Azevedo (pandeiro) and João Fernando (mandolin), who are also founders and members of the well-known Casuarina samba group, where they have been playing together for more than 15 years. Their trio formation enhances the traditional instrumentation of the Choro ensembles, and their repertoire has influences from Pixinguinha, Waldir Azevedo, and Jacob do Bandolim, among other classics, in addition to its own compositions.

THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED | ALL NIGHT. Apolo Torres is a painter and muralist from São Paulo, Brazil. He studied industrial design at Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, and studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work dialogues with classical painting, street art, and contemporary art, and he has given solo shows in Brazil, Italy and the United States.

Urban Walls Brazil, created by Roberta Pardo, connects Brazilian street artists with cities worldwide, bringing celebrated Brazilian artists to the streets of São Paulo, Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC, Montreal, Paris and now, Dumbo.  As a classical artist working in the contemporary street art world, Brazilian muralist Apolo Torres' work embodies the ethos of "art by anyone for anyone," weaving the notions of equality, diversity and inclusion into a tapestry that can be viewed by all. Torres' dynamic work opens the dialogue between classical, contemporary and urban art. This amalgam expresses what the world needs to hear: we are all unique, shaped by our life experiences, but members of a single, diverse and colorful “human” family. For Live at the Archway, Pardo presents a selection of Torres' work that best demonstrate this diversity and inclusion, and expands our understanding of street art. This one-night-only-show complements Apolo Torres' new mural, “Heritage," which will be painted in the Pearl Street Tunnel (between York and Prospect Streets) from July 19-August 8.

Brasil Summerfest is a weeklong festival celebrating Brazil’s contemporary music and culture.