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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Afrobeat music is about to invade Centro tonight, with the Foli Grio Orchestra and the AfroJazz band paying tribute to the great Fela Kuti, at Estudantina Musical, at 11PM.

Born in October, the Nigerian musician and political activist is the genious creator of the Afrobeat, rhythm that blends the electric guitar and the African drums in a revolutionary way.

Besides the two bands, DJs Rajão and Ambassador will be spinning during the intervals until late night.


Fela Day (Centro)
Tonight, the Foli Griô Orchestra and band AfroJazz pay tribute to legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, the personification of Afrobeat music. DJs Ambassador and Rajão will be spinning in the intervals.
Centro Cultural Estudantina Musical – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 79 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1149
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Leila Maria, Zélia Duncan and Jacques Morelenbaum (Centro)
Cellist Jacques Morelenbaum and singers Leila Maria and Zélia Duncan perform tonight at Teatro Rival, taking part of Festival do Rio International Film Festival’s musical line up.
Teatro Rival – 8PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37 – Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: R$25 – R$80


Latin Party (Lapa)
Pub KrioK will host the Latin Party tonight, bringing a variety of latin rhythms to Lapa. DJ Igor will be spinning the best of reggaeton, cumbia, latin trap, arrocha and mombathom.
Pub KrioK – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 65 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 97285-9605
Entrance: R$0 – R$20

Jungle Free (Botafogo)
Tonight the Jungle Free party invites you to dance all night, with DJ Dudu Oliveira spinning the latest Brazilian and international hits. Promotions on Mexican long neck beers.
Jungle Garden Pub – 6PM
Rua Martins Ferreira, 48 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2537-2191
Entrance: FREE

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Candombaile (Centro)
The Candombaile party celebrates the Uruguayan and Cuban popular music, including candombe and bolero, with live band and guest singer Áurea Martins.
Trapiche Gamboa – 9:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155 – Praça Mauá, Centro – Tel: (21) 2516-0868
Entrance: R$30

Forró de Quarta com Sexteto Sucupira (Lapa)
The Sexteto Sucupira group returns to Lapa tonight, bringing its unusual blend of jazz, forró and gypsy music to the audience. DJ Mito will be spinning in the intervals.
Memórias do Rio – 9:30 PM
Avenida Gomes Freire, 289 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2222-4044
Entrance: R$12


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
This is the place to be tonight for belting out rock classics in a lively environment whilst drinking imported beer.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Flashback (Ipanema)
Flashback is a wonderful high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
Entrance: FREE

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