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Rafael Pereira and his Brazilian Fusion Band - For MLS All-Star Match at Mercedes Benz Stadium


JOIN US FOR THE BEST SOCCER MUSIC EVER! As the incredible Rafael Pereira brings his amazing Brazilian fusion sound to Elliott Street for the highly anticipated 2018 MLS All-Star Match on August 1st (PRE AND POST MATCH AT MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM!) Rafa grew up in São Paulo to the sounds of Brazil’s street rhythms, parades and outdoor concerts. He studied under acclaimed Brazilian percussionists and developed a playing style fusing the traditions of Samba, Choro, Frevo, Maracatu, Baião and various styles of contemporary music. In 2004, an exchange program brought Pereira to the United States, where he graduated from Georgia State University. In the past decade, Pereira has became one of the most sought-after percussionists in the South, performing and touring with chart-toppers including Janelle Monáe, Prince, Bruno Mars, B.o.B and India Arie, and recording on more than 70 albums for a variety of national and local artists. He has produced and engineered albums for Brazilian/Latin Jazz guitarist Sasha Lisnichuk and Latin band Rua 6, among others. Rafa says, ‘I think Atlanta is the best city to live in. I traveled all over the world with Janelle Monae and other artists, but I always love to come back here to Atlanta.