SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Grupo Falso Baiano at Open Embrace

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7 PM - 11:55 PM

Open Embrace
20368 Clay street,
Cupertino, California 95014



Open Embrace invites you to the unique instrumental group Falso Baiano.

Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil. Choro is one of Brazil's earliest popular music, dating back to the late 1800s, and, similar to jazz, it reflects the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure closely resembling Baroque Classical music.

Grupo Falso Baiano takes its name from the famous Geraldo Pereira song "Falsa Baiana," made famous by Joao Gilberto, among others. A "falsa baiana" (or falso baiano) is a fake Bahian: one who claims to come from the state of Bahia, named after its famous bay. Hence the play on words as it applies to Grupo Falso Baiano: since we hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, we are Bahians of North America, but are "fake Brazilians".

The ticket includes full home-cooked buffet dinner with drinks and deserts.

Cost: $30 online; $35 at the door if available.