On June 19, there will be a special combination awards ceremony, performance and world premiere screening as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage in Central Park.
Featuring Live Performance from MART’NÁLIA
Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm - Free
Daughter of Brazilian samba legend Martinho da Vila, Mart’nália was born and bred in the heart of the Rio de Janeiro samba scene. Today she is one of Brazil’s most exciting artists, ready to carry the classic rhythms of Rio into the future.
World Premiere Screening: ELZA
The movie starts after Mart’nália’s show
Elza Soares is renowned as one of Brazil’s original samba superstars whose career has spanned fifty years. A remarkable singer and show woman, Soares was known for uniting traditional samba sounds with modern touches that lent her songs a multi-generational appeal. ELZA explores her repertoire’s diversity and presents a series of encounters with renowned Brazilian artists such as Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben Jor, Paulinho da Viola and Maria Bethânia.
Directed by Izabel Jaguaribe and Ernesto Baldan. Documentary / HD / 72min / 2009