Northwest NEWS

August 13, 2001


Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil! in McCormick Park

Arts Onstage in the Park wraps up its summer concert series in Duvall's McCormick Park on Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. with the music of Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil! This international performing ensemble features traditional and contemporary Brazilian music and dance, with dancers, percussionists and instrumentalists all in full costume. Trace the history of Brazil through its music, from Afro-Brazilian rhythms brought to Brazil by African slaves to the lively rhythms and heartfelt lyrics from the people of Sertao; to Maculele, a traditional Afro-Brazilian war dance; and on to Samba, Galope, and Samba-Reggae, the heart and soul of Afro-Brazilian popular music. This is dance music, and these musicians get the audience up and moving. Dancers will also demonstrate Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art developed by escaped African slaves and distinguished by acrobatic leaps and fierce playfulness.
   A special added attraction is the performance troupe The Cabiri which specializes in storytelling through physical theatre. Named after spirits who were worshipped as free genii, The Cabiri combine theatre, dance and pyrotechnics to create characters with a supernatural presence. Don't miss this end-of-summer spectacle.
   This free performance begins at 6:30 p.m. A city-sponsored shuttle provides access for anyone who may have difficulty walking to the park. This van is not wheelchair accessible. The shuttle departs from Duvall City Hall every half hour from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the concert and provides return service. McCormick Park is located at Main Street (Hwy. 203) and Northeast Stephens Street in Duvall. There is plenty of free public parking at the Metro Park and Ride just north of the park. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and come early to stake out a prime spot. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center at 29000 NE 150th in Duvall. Arts Onstage in the Park is made possible through the generous support of the King County Arts Commission, Belmark Industries, Safeway, and the Eastside Journal and the Duvall Arts Commission.
   For more information, call (425) 788-2983 or visit