PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION
Sambacouver is a Brazilian band that has been playing a pivotal role in bringing together the growing Brazilian community of BC. Apart from the parties they regularly promoted in several live-music-venues of Vancouver, they have also conducted free events in public spaces, such as beaches and parks, where their compatriots and other enthusiast of Brazilian culture can feel its joy and warmness.
Although Brazilians are formally Latin-Americans, we often do not feel contemplated by many activities directed to the Latin-American community. This is not a critique in itself, but a natural phenomenon, given that it is the only big country in Latin America that does not speak Spanish and it creates a barrier for further integration with other nationalities. Within this context, having a group that is able to connect Brazilians and promote our culture with such commitment and passion is really a gift.