Noche Latina at Maitardi 8/19/10

Maitardi Restaurant Presents “Noche Latina”, A Brazilian Night With Diogo Oliveira And Batuke Samba Funk.
Thursday, August 19, from 9 to midnight
Mai Tardi, 163 NE 39th Street, Design District Miami

Bassist Diogo Oliveira brings his septet, Batuke Samba Funk, to Mai Tardi restaurant’s outdoor courtyard in the Design District on Thursday, August 19, from 9 to midnight. Party under the stars to some of the funkiest Brazilian jazz while enjoying a caipirinha with reasonably-priced Italian cuisine, all without a cover charge.

Batuke is the act of drumming on any surface, or with any object, that makes a sound. Recycled cans, plastic buckets and pieces of scrap metal have all been transformed into percussive instruments that enhance the musical atmosphere of this group established by Diogo Oliveira in 2008. The core of Batuke Samba Funk comprises four musicians based in Miami, Florida. The group offers a fusion of Brazilian rhythms including samba and samba rock with classic American funk. While the core group consists of bass, drums, keyboard and voice, the ensemble is joined by trombone, female vocals and Brazilian percussion when performing with their full 7-piece configuration. Bassist, composer and musical producer Diogo Oliveira is the creator of Batuke Samba Funk. He is one of the most recognized and accomplished Brazilian musicians working in South Florida. One of his recent musical productions, Braziian Voices Funky Jazz Show, was awarded “Best Show of the Year” by the Brazilian Press Awards in 2010. For part of the show Batuke will be accompanied by a batucada dancer provided by Kamileon Productions

Mai Tardi is an innovative Italian restaurant located at 163 NE 39th Street in the Design District. Its open courtyard provides a romantic setting for repasts ranging from tapas and pizzas to vegan dishes to rack of lamb roasted in their wood-burning oven. Dining Out magazine describes it as “northern Italian cuisine with Mediterranean overtones…a menu marked by intriguing elements like venison ravioli with Gorgonzola sauce and classic wood-fired pizza.”

For more information about Mai Tardi, visit their web site at or call 305-572-1400. For more information about Batuke Samba Funk, please contact Kimberly Chmura at (305) 332-2623 or visit