April 5, 2017
The Light Up The Queen Foundation is proud to present, in cooperation with the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education and PhillyBloco, the final work product of our 2017 In School Arts Residency Program!
Participating students from Light Up The Queen Foundation’s Brazilian Cultural Immersion residency will give an exuberant Capoeria demonstration to get you up and moving and feeling the beat. Students from both Warner Elementary and Great Oaks Charter School dedicated their time, interest, and rhythm to joining the 24-member Philly Bloco group.
PhillyBloco’s twenty-four members feature a core of twelve Samba drummers along with vocals, guitar, bass, horns, accordion, violin, keyboard and costumed dancers. The PhillyBloco show is a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line, all set to the irresistible beats of Brazilian Carnival.
Since the band launched in 2008, PhillyBloco has had the opportunity to play for amazing audiences at many of the region’s top venues. We have sold out multiple shows at World Cafe Live (Downstairs Stage, capacity 650) and The Blockley, played a packed house at the Trocadero, were featured several times on WMMR’s Preston and Steve Show, and performed for over 1000 people in Verizon Hall as part of the Kimmel Center’s Solstice Event. In August we played our fifth consecutive year at The Bethlehem Musikfest, and are now gearing up to play our third consecutive New Year’s Eve Bash at World Cafe Live (a venue that often features national acts). Furthermore, we are expanding our reach and fan-base into New York City through regular performances at Drom, in The East Village.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Concert starts at 6:00pm
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can at the door
Light Up The Queen Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to building community by offering a diverse array of arts events in the area, presents the In School Arts Residency Capoeira concert. This program is supported by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency.