Live on the Plaza: Gafieira Rio Miami


February 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM


Thomson Plaza for the Arts

Run Time

60 - 75 minutes

Parental Guide

All ages

Celebrate Carnival of Brazil with Gafieira Rio Miami!

Gafieira Rio Miami fuses samba, jazz and funk in a traditional big band style that’s making a comeback with newer generations through the joyous and irresistible energy of the early 20th century Rio de Janeiro ballroom dance music known as “samba de gafieira.”

Gafieira Rio Miami is a new project created by Brazilian bassist and composer Diogo Brown. As one of the most in-demand bass players, Brown has worked with renowned artists such as Laura Pausini, Buika, Nouvelle Vague, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Tony Succar. In 2021, he recorded with Gloria Estefan on her Latin Grammy-winning album Brazil 305. Alongside Latin Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dr. Pablo Gil and Pedro Carrero, former principal trombonist of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Brown has recruited the best session musicians in South Florida. Vocalist Preta Egy, who has worked with major artists such as Anitta and Ludmilla, adds the perfect feminine touch to Gafieira Rio Miami, delivering her powerful and seductive vocals to fresh new arrangements of Brazilian songbook classics.

Live on the Plaza is a series of outdoor, socially distanced performances on our Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts.

Please note: Seating for this performance is purchased by the table.
Ticket prices are per person. Locations are assigned in the order of purchase in parties of up to four guests based on reservation type.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with light bites and beverage service.
Happy hour pricing available until 7 p.m.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. This event is outdoors and will have safe distancing measures in placeBased on guidance from health officials, masks AND proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required for entry (effective October 2021). Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more hereMasks are required while indoors and recommended outdoors, except when eating or drinking. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at


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Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.

Official Sponsors

This production is generously supported by these sponsors