SPLASH BRAZIL Festival de Verão USA
111 Raging Waters Drive
San Dimas, CA, 91773
Doors 10:00 AM (event ends at 5:00 PM)
Watch & Listen
Filho da música, da Bahia e de Dona Estela, Saulo nasceu no dia 09 de setembro de 1977 na cidade de Barreiras, interior baiano. Por influência da família materna, conheceu a música muito cedo. Aos 10 anos de idade, graças ao incentivo do seu tio Bosco Fernandes, Saulo fez sua primeira participação numa apresentação em público, em um trio elétrico na cidade de Barreiras (BA). Aos 14, gravou o primeiro disco em formato LP. Aos 18, morando em Vitória (ES), criou a banda Mukeka e começou a ganhar experiência puxando blocos em trio elétrico pela primeira vez. Logo depois, voltou para a Bahia cheio de inspiração e montou a Banda Chica Fé, com a qual gravou o CD “Querer” e comandou seu primeiro Carnaval na Bahia, no ano de 2001.
Com o trabalho cada vez mais reconhecido, Saulo foi convidado em 2002 a comandar a tradicional Banda Eva. Levou com ele os músicos da antiga banda, imprimindo sua identidade a cada novo trabalho. Com carisma e talento, conquistou não só os fãs do Eva, mas também milhares de novos fãs por todo país.
Após onze anos, seis CDs, três DVDs gravados, ganhando os prêmios de Melhor Cantor pelo segundo Carnaval consecutivo e o Prêmio da Música Brasileira na categoria Canção Popular – Grupo, pelo álbum duplo CNRT, Saulo despede-se do Eva com uma homenagem emocionante orquestrada por fãs no último dia da folia carnavalesca baiana. Camisas e cartazes com o nome do cantor e os dizeres: “Seguindo seus passos onde quer que vá”, tomam conta da Avenida e servem como combustível para nova etapa.
Em carreira solo, com os músicos e amigos que o acompanham desde a Chica Fé, Saulo inicia mais um capítulo de sua história. Com ingressos esgotados, a gravação do primeiro DVD “Saulo ao Vivo” aconteceu nos dias seis e sete de abril de 2103, na Concha Acústica do Teatro Castro Alves, em Salvador (BA), e contou com as participações de Ivete Sangalo, Alexandre Carlo (Natiruts) e Davi Moraes.
Em 2014, a Turnê Saulo do Vivo segue na estrada passando por diversas cidades do Brasil. Em paralelo, Saulo inicia o projeto ‘Canto da Rua’, com produção e realização da Rua 15 Produções, com o objetivo de levar música de qualidade de forma gratuita à população, homenageando artistas e ritmos da Bahia. O projeto conta com diversas intervenções culturais e participação de projetos sociais da cidade, agregando entretenimento e conscientização sobre sustentabilidade com ações que permeiam o antes, o durante e o depois de cada uma das apresentações. ‘Canto da Rua’ teve três edições em 2014 com homenagens ao centenário de Dorival Caymmi, Reggae da Bahia e ao Samba da Bahia, todas as edições aconteceram no Parque da Cidade, em Salvador (BA).
2015 começou com a segunda edição do projeto ‘Canto da Rua’, homenageando o roqueiro baiano Raul Seixas e o trio vocal Os Tincoãs. Este ano marca também lançamento do segundo disco solo de Saulo, batizado de ‘Baiuno’. Com produção musical de Munir Hossn e Marcelus Leone, o novo trabalho segue exaltando a baianidade com forte influência da música africana.
Em 2017 Saulo lança seu terceiro trabalho solo intitulado “O Azul e o Sol”. produzido pelo músico Adriano Gaiarsa e realizado pela Rua 15 Produções, “O Azul e o Sol” é um álbum de textos e livro de música. Gravado em Salvador com toda musicalidade e possibilidades da infinita riqueza musical da Bahia.
As canções nasceram de textos criados por Saulo e outros diferentes compositores. Alguns nomes e importantes referências da musicalidade baiana brindam o público com suas participações: Lazzo Matumbi na faixa "Ancestral", Danny Nascimento na faixa "Mó", Luciano Calazans nas faixas "Lábios Vermelhos" e "Ponte, Casa e Flor", Fábio Rocha nas faixas "A Gente Leve", "Vida Labirinto" e "Sol em Festa", Gigi na faixa "Mó", os Skanibais na faixa "Mundo da Lua", Felipe e Gabi Guedes na faixa "Ancestral" e o grupo Muliere na faixa "Ponte, Casa e Flor". Além dos parceiros e compositores: Marcio Mello, Lau, Dom Chicla, Gerônimo, Ênio Taquari, Renan Ribeiro e outros músicos de sua banda.
Jahgun (born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), is an international singer, songwriter, recording artist, and producer of Reggae, Roots Reggae, Ragga Muffin , Afro Beat, Dance Hall, World Music and Brazilian Music Genre.
Jahgun's work is an integration of his native Brazilian beat, African roots, and his passion for Reggae music, all taking place in this great melting pot, his current home town Los Angeles, California—making an extraordinary connection between Brazil, Jamaica and the U.S., bringing into his music an incredible mix of sounds, rhythms, and poetry.
Jahgun has dedicated himself to cultural activism in the struggle against racial discrimination and socioeconomic inequality. He believes that music heals and has the power to bring people together. The message in his lyrics promotes Positivity, Peace, Love, and Jah Blessing. Reggae music is his passion.
In his early career Jahgun participated in the Olodum Creative School back in his original home town of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Olodum is a renowned musical ensemble and is also the creator of the new fusion of rhythms called Samba Reggae.
After moving to Los Angeles, California, in 2001, Jahgun was rapidly recognized for his tremendous talent and he was invited to be the lead singer of Badaue, a popular Los Angeles based Afro-Brazilian band that has won world music awards from Los Angeles magazines. In that same year he was invited to be one of singers for MiliMili, a world music band that drew massive crowds every time they played at venues in the Los Angeles area and beyond, including gigs abroad.
In the year of 2003 Jahgun founded a Los Angeles based Reggae band called Reggae Motion. Reggae Motion later became a movement to promote Unity of all Jah people called Reggae Motion Music. Reggae Motion Music is a unique combination of Reggae sounds with original English and Portuguese lyrics that speaks about... Peace, Love, Harmony and Jah’s blessing. The sound of Reggae Motion Music was an infusion of old familiar roots reggae with a fresh modern twist, and it was inspired by many legendary musicians. Reggae Motion has successfully created its own distinct style that blends serious conscious lyrics with a soulful rhythmic reggae beat.
In 2011 Jahgun, who is deeply influenced by so many cultures, sounds, and rhythms, decided to follow his vison and he created JAHGUN MUSIC, as Jahgun Music he has the versatility to include various different projects into his body of work, and some of those are: New Rockars, Afro-Beat, and The Orange Roots in which he participates bringing his all-around artistry to the project.
Jahgun has shared the stage with many renowned Reggae bands in the Reggae cene such as Israel Vibrations, Pato Banton, Toots and the Maytals, the Absinians, Midnite, Maxi Priest, MIchael Rose, Third World, Black Uhuru, Lutan Fyah, Don Carlos, and have showcased his musical work at numerous venues in the US including a few times at the famous House of Blues in Hollywood. He also participated in many Reggae Festivals in the U.S. and abroad, like, the City of Trees, ROTM, Brazilian Day, The Earth Day, and The Summer Splash Festival in Qatar, just to name a few. Jahgun has also opened for many renowned artists, including luminaries like Julian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ki-many Marley, Alborosie, Natirutz Cidade Negra, and many others. His live performance always leaves the audience consciously satisfied and energized.
There is more in the works! JAHGUN MUSIC is always open to collaborations with different artists and it has become a power house of music, constantly evolving and bringing to the fans new sounds new productions and new music!
At the present moment Jahgun is working on new productions and touring in the U.S. and abroad. Jahgun’s mission statement is that through his music he can spread the word that we can all live in this world with Unity and Harmony. We are One!
BATALÁ Los Angeles
Batalá Los Angeles is a samba reggae music and dance ensemble. Led by Musical director Mario Pallais.
Batalá—an international samba reggae performance group—was founded in Paris in 1997 by Giba Gonçalves, a Bahian percussionist (Ilê Aiyê, Olodum, Muzenza, Male Debale, Jimmy Cliff, Tupi Nago, and Kaoma). One of the founders of the Afro Bloco Cortejo Afro, an arts education project to help underserved young people living in poor communities, Gonçalves moved to Paris in 1997 and founded Batalá as the European wing of the project. Today, Batalá Paris is the oldest of all the international Batalá contingents.
Cortejo Afro and Batalá share much of the same repertoire and since 1999, Batalá groups have performed every year at the Salvador’s carnaval as part of Cortejo Afro. From its inception in Paris, individual Batalá organizations have sprung up all over the globe in countries as diverse as Brazil, England, Spain, Wales, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Angola, South Africa, and The Netherlands. In the United States, Batalá Washington DC was founded in 2007 and Batalá New York City was established in 2011. Batalá Houston, Batalá San Francisco and Los Angeles are the most recently formed contingents.
The international movement shares the samba reggae musical arrangements and percussion breaks composed by Gonçalves, graphics, costumes, and dance movements. With a worldwide membership of over 800 drummers, the shared musical and artistic models facilitates the various groups to travel from country to country and participate in events together. Batalá drums, sticks and mallets, drum straps, and costumes are produced in Salvador at Instituto Oya and Fabrica Batalá under a fair trade agreement.
The name Batalá carries a double reference to the phrase “bateu lá,” meaning “hit there” in Portuguese and to Obatalá (Oxalá), the Candomblé diety who is the father of the Orixas and of all humanity. Draped in the purity of white, Obatalá is the source of all that is peaceful and compassionate.
Chris BRAZIL has been a driving force of nightlife & entertainment in Los Angeles since 1986, and a fixture in the local Brazilian entertainment community for nearly 10 years. The mantra of always delivering cutting-edge, incomparable and unparalleled experiences to the landscape is his cornerstone. From producing events for superstars of entertainment & sports at legendary hotspots, managing recording artists, to DJ for hire, top-notch music remains essential to his formula for success.
Firmly planted in the upper echelon of DJs and musicians specializing in the sound & culture of Brazil, Chris BRAZIL has been recognized by the Brazilian International Press Association as the #1 DJ on the West Coast each of the last 3 years. Performance highlights include being the featured DJ annually at the West Coast’s largest Brazilian Carnaval (since 2009), as well as a multitude of carnaval events in Arizona, Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and throughout Los Angeles. Brazilian Independence events in San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona have repeatedly spotlighted his talents, as well as the Hollywood Carnival, an international festival celebrating cultures from all over the world. His grooves will put a smile on your face at some of the hottest spots on the map, as well as Brazilian concerts, Miss Brazil USA & Brazilian Summer Beauty pageants, SoCal Surf & Skate competitions, and other major sporting events.
In addition to producing music, remixes and special events, Chris BRAZIL is also at the helm of the TRÓPICO²³ Sound System, a diaspora of top notch talent including BATALÁ Los Angeles, BatukAxé, Fabio JAHGUN, The New Rockars & himself. He greatly values the blessing, honor and opportunity he has been given to continue enhancing globally relevant events in entertainment, the arts and nightlife that reflect the alluring, enlightening and irresistible spirit & flavor of Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean. His mission is simple: Spread Amor, Paz & Alma (Love, Peace & Soul) ... all the while ... Making You Smile.
$15.00 - $349.00
1st Annual Festival de Verão USA
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 • 10a-5p
RAGING WATERS Los Angeles
Splash Brazil invites you to California's largest water park, Raging Waters Los Angeles, for a family friendly, fun-filled day, packed with live Brazilian music, cultural dance performances, food and giveaways. Park attractions will be open, ensuring an unparalleled event & one-of-a-kind experience, guaranteed to Make a Splash!
Direct from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
S A U L O
Batalá Los Angeles
LA Samba Dancers
DJ Chris BRAZIL
Tickets available at the gate for $60. Combo Meal packages can be purchased at the park for $20. http://www.SplashBrazil.us
Raging Waters Los Angeles
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