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  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

The Cedar and Brazilfest MN Present


Friday May 3rd, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

$18 Advance / $23 Day of Show

This is a standing show with an open floor. General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows. 

Missed Carnaval Brasileiro because of the snow or other reasons? No need to worry, because you can attend Another Night in Brazil at The Cedar on Friday, May 3rd! With this event, Brazilfest Minnesota's goal is to use ticket proceeds to cover losses incurred from the inclement weather on March 9th's Annual Carnaval Brasileiro and develop a secure set of funds for Brazilfest MN to continue to create more enjoyable events.

The concert will feature all local artists: The Robert Everest Expedition, Choro Borealis, and headliner Beira Mar Brasil. Guitarist and vocalist Robert Everest is a world music expert and leads all three bands steeped in the sounds of Brazil — Samba, Axé, Frevo, Baião, Choro and other dance-inducing styles from throughout the country. The Robert Everest Expedition will also be playing other Latin American musical styles to join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Come dance, come celebrate Brazilian culture, and come help Brazilfest Minnesota develop a stronger financial base to keep hosting beloved events in years to come!


The Robert Everest Expedition is a Minneapolis-based Latin American and Mediterranean influenced world music ensemble whose music ranges from French blues to Brazilian funk, Spanish flamenco to Italian folk, Cuban Son to West African Agbadja, and several original compositions in many different musical styles and languages. This music cannot be classified, and therein lies the magic that the audience experiences.

Bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Robert Everest has studied and performed in several countries including Brazil, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, France, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, and Ghana and Togo, West Africa. His degree work in linguistics and over 30 years of experience with foreign languages allow him to faithfully interpret a vast and multi-lingual international repertoire.

The musicians who join him in this ensemble are united by their exploration into world music and their constant hunger to grow individually and as a group. All of them are involved in a wide variety of musical endeavors, and the Robert Everest Expedition is an attempt to integrate many of the far-reaching interests of these eclectic musicians into one ensemble.

After an evening of music with this group many audience members feel they have been around the world and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride!

The Robert Everest Expedition playing “Via Con Me”

Choro Borealis

Choro Borealis is a dynamic quartet of Midwesterners with a long-running deeply rooted passion for Brazilian music: Robert Everest on 7-string guitar, cavaquinho (a steel-string cousin of the ukulele), vocals and percussion; Pat O'Keefe on Bb Clarinet, bass clarinet, and percussion; Tim O'Keefe on mandolin, cavaquinho, and percussion; and Steven Hobert on the accordion.

The magic of the group is in the playful rotation of instruments. For one number Tim and Pat take turns on the melody and solos while Robert plays bass-lines on the low strings. On the next tune Robert might play the cavaquinho and sing in fluent Portuguese while Steven holds down the chords, Tim plays percussion and Pat covers the lower range on bass clarinet. Three of the four members also compose and arrange music in their repertoire, which includes many Choro favorites easily recognized by any Brazilian or Brazilian music connoisseur.

One thing that makes this group so engaging is the far-reaching musical endeavors and broad palette of all four members, each with a unique musical background.

Choro Borealis performing (Steven Hobert not pictured)


Beira Mar Brasil is the most established Brazilian carnival band in Minnesota, with over 20 years of entertaining in the Twin Cities and beyond.  Under the direction of bandleader Robert Everest, they have performed at venues like the Ordway Theatre, the Walker Art Center, and the Minnesota Zoo, and have been spearheading Carnaval Brasileiro of the Twin Cities for over 15 years.

Beira Mar Brasil performing at The Cedar