The annual double weekend event to present global hit makers and musical legends including Bootsy Collins, Diogo Nogueira, The Wailers and Aaron Neville
Houston, TX, January 16, 2013 - Celebrating its 43rd year, the Houston International Festival is pleased to announce the performance lineup, representing a broad collection of genres from across the globe. The annual event will include five stages of music, dance, cultural performances in addition to international cuisine, fine wine and beer. The festival will take place on April 20-21 and April 27-28 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Houston.
“Our lineup this year will showcase a wide variety of South American entertainment, with an emphasis on our featured country Brazil. It will again be a celebration featuring music from our honored country, as well as funk, reggae, R&B, jazz, zydeco, blues,Latin rock and cumbia/salsa and much more,” said Rick Mitchell, Director of Performing Arts.
This year’s performances include:
Bootsy Collins ⇼ Diogo Nogueira (Brazil) ⇼ Carnaval Brasileiro ⇼ Stooges Brass Band ⇼ Forro In the Dark (Brazil) ⇼ David Grissom ⇼ Flow Tribe ⇼ Brazilian Arts Foundation Band and Dancers ⇼ Crying Monkeys/Paula Maya (Brazil) ⇼ Luther and the Healers ⇼ Morena Flor Dancers (Brazil) ⇼ Austin Samba School ⇼ Carnaval Parades/International Dancers/Street Performances ⇼ Capoiera Luanda ⇼ Cooking Demonstrations ⇼ Bombon Sound System ⇼ Samba Lessons
The Wailers (Jamaica) ⇼ Diogo Nogueira (Brazil) ⇼ Carnaval Brasileiro ⇼ Leftover Salmon ⇼ Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) ⇼ Forro In the Dark (Brazil) ⇼ James Hunter ⇼ Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys ⇼ Brazilian Arts Foundation Band and Dancers ⇼ Morena Soul (Brazil) ⇼ Alex Garibay & What Is Hip ⇼ Austin Samba School ⇼ Carnaval Parades ⇼ International Dancers ⇼ Street Theater⇼ Capoeira Luanda ⇼ Cooking Demonstrations ⇼ Gospel Brunch
Aaron Neville ⇼ Casa Samba Brazilian Extravaganza ⇼ Sergent Garcia (France) ⇼ SambaDa (Brazil) ⇼ Rob Curto & Forro Matuto ⇼ Grupo Fantasma ⇼ Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic ⇼ Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil) ⇼ Suns of Orpheus ⇼ Samba Soul (Brazil) ⇼ Morena Flor Dancers (Brazil) ⇼ Carnaval Parades ⇼ International Dancers ⇼ Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico ⇼ Street Performances ⇼ Capoeira Luanda ⇼ Gospel Brunch ⇼ Bombon Sound System ⇼ Samba Lessons
The Festival will take place Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets currently are on sale at http://ifest2013.eventbrite.com and at www.ifest.org.
- THE GOOD LIFE $150 ($300 value)
- PREFLIGHT PASSPORT $50 ($75 value)
- FRIEND $18 ($25 value)
- Additional information available online at http://ifest2013.eventbrite.com
- All proceeds benefit the Festival’s arts and education outreach programs.
For more information, call 713-654-8808. Follow The Houston International Festival on Twitter at @iFest with hashtag #ifest2013. Also, “Like” HIF on Facebook at facebook.com/ifest.
To schedule interviews with entertainers or staff, email Ashley Small at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-827-3419.