Carnaval Kickoff Party with The Chillaquiles

BRAZA! Presents

Carnaval Kickoff Party with The Chillaquiles

La Gente, DJ Elan Kamesar, Antonio Guedes

Fri · May 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 adv / $20 door

This event is all ages

The Chillaquiles
The Chillaquiles
Antônio Guedes & The Chilaquiles is a funk-rock-disco-ska-jam-pop band from San Francisco, CA. The lead singer, Antônio Guedes, brings forward various Brazilian influences into his compositions, blending it with others from around the globe, like Afrobeat, American soul, and Latin Jazz, with a psychedelic music twist that suggests to the audience Sergio Mendes, Jerry Garcia, Jorge Ben and Fela Kuti could all be playing in the same band.

The group was founded in 2012. After a few remarkable shows, they stopped performing due to Guedes’ return to Brazil, where he was living for two years. Not too long ago, in 2015, making his way back up to North American shores, Antônio decided to bring The Chillaquiles band back in action, along with his party/production company BRAZA!. Both band and party have been catching the ears (and the feet) of a fast growing fanbase by producing prestigious nights of funky tropical gatherings, which in the past have awarded him for Hottest Monthly Party by SF Weekly readers.

The members who now form the new Chillaquiles band are: Fabio Reis (Drums), Izzy Wise (bass), Kate Pitard (sax), John Douglas (sax), and Giusepe “Pino” Pinto (keyboards), and Trent Berry (lead guitar), with additional guest musicians, Danny Cao (trumpet), and Alan Williams (trombone).
La Gente
La Gente
La Gente is a San Francisco, international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of Cumbia, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Salsa, and World Music. They perform a high energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal and diverse following. January 2016 the group independently released their fourth studio album entitled “Borderless” featuring special guest Deuce Eclipse from Bang Data and Zion-I. They have also released several live recordings and two DVD’s.

La Gente was founded in 2002, since then They have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. La Gente has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua and have just returned from their month long tour in Colombia. Their notoriety and showmanship had found them sharing the stage with other recognized recording artists, such as George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40, La Santa Cecilia, Quantic, The Digital Underground, Hyro-Glyphics, Coolio, Digable Planets, Pato Banton, Lyrics Born, Pete Escovedo, and MALO.
DJ Elan Kamesar
DJ Elan is a native of San Francisco but his coração is definitely Brazilian. He's made frequent pilgrimages to Brazil over the past 15 years digging for records everywhere from São Paulo to the backwaters in the Amazon, and his collection is nothing short of World class. He is one of the founding members of the BRAZA! crew and it has always been the perfect showcase for his tasty selections from the land of samba e futebol. Expect to dance to deep rare grooves, classic samba rhythms and contemporary Brazilian flavored remixes.
Antonio Guedes
Antonio Guedes
BRAZA! returns to The Chapel in a band van. Live and electronic music from Brazil and US, focused in showcasing Bay Area artists, blending music genres, and bringing folks together. Come down to support if you want to see more shows like this in the future.

Musician, composer, DJ and a party maker. Antonio Guedes, the co-founder of BRAZA!, has traveled the world playing and collaboration with amazing artists. From Brazilian soul to funk, samba, and house to reggae, his sets are an invitation for everyone who's interested in all forms of Brazilian music, to dance and hear how it connects with the rest world. Born in Brazil and based in San Francisco, Guedes has fused his love for his home cultures sonic exports successfully anytime he plays.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110