Cambridge Plays - A Trike Called Funk's "Batucada na Rua (Beats in the Streets)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, July 23, 2023

New Riverside Park, 880 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA


On Sunday, July 23rd,  A Trike Called Funk is bringing a trifecta of Brazilian music, MC’ing, and live painting to New Riverside Park (880 Memorial Drive) as part of the Cambridge Plays summer series.

Entitled “Batucada na Rua”--a Brazilian Portuguese language phrase that roughly translates to “Beats in the Streets”--this street-based interactive arts experience is two parts dance party and two parts performance adding up to four hours of fun. 

Special guest DJs Jonathan “SumJ” Summey and Sean Marquand will be spinning all-vinyl sets of Brazilian music on A Trike Called Funk’s mobile sound system.  And between the DJ sets, there will be a special live performance by the Afro-Brazilian MC Jon “Phes” Souza who raps in a mix of English and Brazilian Portuguese.  “Phes,” who is also a graffiti artist, will spend the time before / after his MC set live painting a tropical-themed work of art on A Trike Called Funk's free-standing frame which also comes with a portable dance floor for all of you to catch a groove.

See you Sunday Funday for A Trike Called Funk’s “Batucada na Rua!”

This is event is free and open to all. 

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