Wed April 8, 2009
MINAS band leaders Orlando Haddad and Patricia King
MINAS is celebrating 25 years of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to Philadelphians. Join Orlando Haddad and Patricia King at the World Cafe Live for two shows on Saturday, April 11th - at 7:30 pm there will be a concert/dinner, and at 10:30 pm a Brazilian groove dance party. There's even more MINAS to look forward to this year! They have two CDs slated for release in the coming months.
Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed MINAS in 1978 at North Carolina School of the Arts to bring Brazilian music to American audiences. They proceeded to play all over the eastern United States before going back to their musical roots in Brazil, where they entertained, traveled extensively, and recorded their first album, Num Dia Azul.
Today, MINAS is one of the most sought-after Brazilian bands in America, built upon Orlando and Patricia's multiple talents as vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers.? With an impressive grasp of the whole range of Brazilian musical idioms, the duo has a special love of Bossa nova and jazz. MINAS has performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, all major venues in Philadelphia, and in Rio de Janeiro, Recife, and Belo Horizonte, Brazil.