Batuque Axe will perform at the Filberg Hall in conjunction with the three-day Axe Capoeira Comox Valley Spring Games event. Photo submitted

Batuque Axe to bring high energy sounds of Brazil to the Valley

On June 2, Batuque Axe will perform at the Filberg Hall in conjunction with the three-day Axe Capoeira Comox Valley Spring Games event which involves three days of workshop, a dance party and competition.

The band will rock the audience’s dancing shoes with the Brazilian percussion and Afro-funk and will leave no-one with idle feet.

There will be a popular partner dance of Forro — an energetic style incorporating fiddle and percussion.

The eight-piece band also plays well-known rhythms of Samba Reggae, Baiao and Afro-funk for a night you will never forget. The show is all ages and there will be a beer and wine bar.

You can’t have Brazilian music without the colorful and sensual Samba dancers and acrobatic capoeiristas. Patrons will not be let down by the incredible strength and mesmerizing beauty of the axe dance team and the high-flying acrobatics of the martial artists of Axe Capoeira.

Band leader Kevin Brett is proud to bring his passion for Brazilian music and culture home to the Comox Valley.

Born in the Comox Valley, his love for Capoeira led him to study with his master, Mestre Barrao, and later travel the world with his musical and martial art skills.

His passion has led him to become an international leader and master of Brazilian percussion.

Batuque Axe has performed with Femi Kuti and Mos Def (Yasin Bey), and headlined the Victoria Folk Festival, Canada day 150 and the Victoria Ska Festival, among other events.

Professora de Danca Aurinha de Jesus will be teaching a Brazilian dance and partner dance Forro workshop for everyone who arrives early.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. at the Filberg Centre.

Tickets are $20 for adults. Children13 and under are $12.

For tickets or for more information, visit capoeiracomox.com, the Batuque Axe Facebook page or call 250-898-7918.

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