Live Forró + Samba Night with Cissa Paz and Friends


Location:Downstairs + Upstairs

Venue:Live Forró + Samba Night with Cissa Paz and Friends


Cissa Paz and friends bring Brasil home to Bossa! Don’t miss this effervescent night of samba, forró, MPB, and more!

7:30 pm: Amtchat and Dee kick off the festivities with a Brazilian dance lesson on the second floor. Grab a caipirinha at the bar, then try your hand at samba de gafieira, forró, and other styles, so you’ll be ready for the main event!

10 pm: Cissa Paz and her band take the main stage. Hailing from A Cidade Maravilhosa (Rio de Janeiro), Cissa was reared on Brazilian Songbook masters Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, and others. She imbibed every verse and rhythm and traveled the world over, incorporating her tropical afoxé-, forró-, and maracatú-flavored sounds into her repertoire, which features songs performed in five languages. Her dreamy and serene voice evokes a Brazilian postcard and lends homage to the sambistas that have shaped Brasil’s artistic landscape.

Cissa lives in DC when she’s not back home working on her upcoming album with fellow cariocas – a project that will take her to stages around the globe. See her here at Bossa while you’re able!

Cover: $10 at the door