Entertainment lineup announced for 2013 Houston IFest spotlighting Brazil

Entertainment lineup announced for 2013 Houston IFest spotlighting Brazil

Entertainment lineup announced for 2013 Houston IFest spotlighting Brazil


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 11, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 5:26 PM

HOUSTON --  The Houston International Festival has announced the performance lineup for the 2013 iFest. Celebrating its 43rd year, the festival will represent a broad collection of genres from across the globe.

The annual event will include five stages of music, dance and cultural performances, in addition to international cuisine, fine wine and beer.

This year’s performers include headliners Bootsy Collins, The Wailers and Aaron Neville.

Saturday, April 20
Bootsy Collins, Diogo Nogueira (Brazil), Carnaval Brasileiro, Stooges Brass Band, Forro In the Dark (Brazil), David Grissom, Flow Tribe, Brazilian Arts Foundation Band and Dancers,  Crying Monkeys/Paula Maya (Brazil), Luther and the Healers, Morena Flor Dancers (Brazil),  Austin Samba School, Carnaval Parades/International Dancers/Street Performances, Capoiera Luanda, Cooking Demonstrations, Bombon Sound System and Samba Lessons.

Sunday, April 21
The Wailers (Jamaica), Diogo Nogueira (Brazil), Carnaval Brasileiro,  Leftover Salmon, Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Forro In the Dark (Brazil), James Hunter, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys,  Brazilian Arts Foundation Band and Dancers, Morena Soul (Brazil), Alex Garibay & What Is Hip, Austin Samba School, Carnaval Parades, International Dancers, Street Theater, Capoeira Luanda, Cooking Demonstrations and Gospel Brunch.

Saturday, April 27
Headliner TBA, Casa Samba Brazilian Extravaganza, Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), SambaDa (Brazil), Rob Curto & Forro Matuto, Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil) with Kellye Gray, Texas Brass Band, Seu Jacinto (Brazil), Bombasta, Jose Miguel Yamal Latin Jazz Conjunto, Carnaval Parades,  International Dancers, Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico, Street Theater, Capoeira Luanda,  Cooking Demonstrations, Flutes of the Amazon and Samba Lessons.

Sunday, April 28
Aaron Neville , Casa Samba Brazilian Extravaganza, Sergent Garcia (France), SambaDa (Brazil), Rob Curto & Forro Matuto, Grupo Fantasma, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil), Suns of Orpheus, Samba Soul (Brazil), Morena Flor Dancers (Brazil), Carnaval Parades,  International Dancers,  Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico, Street Performances , Capoeira Luanda, Gospel Brunch, Bombon Sound System and Samba Lessons.

The Festival will take place Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets currently are on sale athttp://ifest2013.eventbrite.com and at www.ifest.org.

THE GOOD LIFE $150 ($300 value)
PREFLIGHT PASSPORT $50 ($75 value)
FRIEND $18 ($25 value)
All proceeds benefit the Festival’s arts and education outreach programs.
or more information about the festival, click here.

Connect on social media at Facebook.com/ifest and @iFest hashtag #HoustoniFest.

For all media inquires, please call Ashley Small at 281-827-3419 or send an email

The official launch party of the 43rd Annual Houston International Festival event and festivities will take place on Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Tradicao, Southwest Freeway location, 12000 SW Freeway. Click here for updates.

This marks the 43nd year for the Festival, which is produced by a 501(c) (3)  non-profit organization, the Houston Festival Foundation, Inc. Festival proceeds benefit the education program of the foundation, which produces a teacher's curriculum guide on the spotlighted country's culture.  The curriculum guide reaches a potential 900,000 students at 1,471 campuses in seven Texas counties. Foundation funding is provided in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance.