What is Corcovado?
Corcovado is an event to exhibit, engage, and ultimately celebrate Dublin’s thriving Brazilian community in a fantastic indoor venue.
The programme will include: Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) by Dublin-based CECAB Capoeira organisation, Brazilian food and drink from Boteco Brazil restaurant (Ormond Quay), Samba Dancing, and Bossa Nova and Samba music by an outfit combining members of Nova Collective and The Trinity Orchestra.
The Music programme will also feature:
• Radiohead – Karma Police
• Amy Winehouse - Valerie
• Elliott Smith – Sweet Adeline
• The Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
• Nirvana – About a Girl
• The Beatles – Michelle
all arranged in a Bossa Nova/Samba Style.
And, you can find out more about the organisations involved here:
Who is organising Corcovado?
The committee assembled to organise the event boasts considerable industry familiarity and experience. Our promotions officer Joe Panama, for example, recently served in a role as music coordinator for the burgeoning new arts festival '10 Days in Dublin', where he was responsible for over 50 music acts.
Our orchestral arrangements are being written by Louis Ryan, who graduated with a 1st class hons degree in composition from the TCD music dept and is a previous winner of the Alpha One Foundation’s 1,000 euro bursary for piano performance.
Our production manager Colm McNally has worked extensively in both the arts and corporate events, overseeing 200 music, film, and theatre acts in his role as chief production manager for '10 Days in Dublin'.
Why should I help Corcovado?
Corcovado is being run on a voluntary, non-profit basis and entrance into the event will operate on a “pay what you can” basis.
A successful Fund it campaign will provide us with the money that we will need for transport, additional microphone hire, promotional materials, additional monitor hire, stage extensions, and catering hire; without which the event simply cannot go ahead.
Any support, no matter how small, is hugely appreciated.
By contributing to Corcovado you’re directly supporting the creativity and careers of many young, talented, emerging artists, and furthermore are advancing the cross-pollination of small-scale Brazilian organisations with the wider Irish business community.
Corcovado has the potential to be a truly unique evening that will bring some of most striking and energetic elements of Brazilian culture to a new audience. All we need is your support to make it happen.