Featuring the first set by Richard Bona at 10pm followed by two sets of Davi Vieira & the Bonafide Brazilian Band starting at midnight with a champagne toast for all! Admission includes:
- Gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres
- A champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year 2016
- Over 3 hours of live music
CLICK HERE to access tickets for the other sets performed by Richard Bona: 7pm on 12/31, 8pm on 1/1 and 10:30pm on 1/1.
“Like many African songwriters, he sings lessons and parables. The language of his music is less specific; it draws on pop and jazz from across Africa, the Americas and Europe. His songs assume a virtuosity so complete that it only has to whisper.” – The New York Times
“Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!” – Los Angeles Times
“It’s not cool to be impressed by the latest whiz kid to hit town. But even the hippest of the hip give it up when the subject turns to Richard Bona, a slight, shy virtuoso of the electric bass guitar from a mud-hut village deep in Cameroon.” – Newsweek
Davi was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, studied percussion, capoeira and dance. As a percussionist and vocalist Davi has contributed to recordings, share stage and/or toured live with such great artists as Sergio Mendes, Gilberto Gil, Angelique Kidjo, Carlos Santana, Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett (Michael Jackson’s vocalist) Forro in the Dark, Bebel Gilberto, Patrícia Marx, Steve Earle, Talib Kweli, Sun Ra, Gogol Bordello, Yerba Buena, Me’Shell Ndege’Ocello, Richard Bona, David Byrne, Alexander Kogan, Maria de Barros,Tony Mola/Bragadá, Muzenza and more. He was a co founder of Brazil’s Hip Hop group MD MCs. MD MC’s appear on Tommy Boy’s Planet Rap compilation and have released CD and music video (Você Me Deixou) in Brazil with EMI records. Davi’s hands could be seen on the opening footage of Ivete Sangalo’s Madison Square Garden DVD playing urban objects around the city of New York. He was a member of the Off-Broadway show STOMP for ten years. Currently he leads and fronts a band that support the music of his album Ghetto Linha 8.
Davi’s music is a modern exploration of the sound of Bahia, Brazil -a foray into a part of Brazilian Music and Culture that is unique to Salvador and its universally distinct African Rooted traditions.