This is probably the third time I’ve attended Brasilipinas at the Rockwell Powerplant Tent. Two years ago, I went out of curiosity. But now, it’s something that I actually look forward to. During my first year, I was more of a spectator in the event, watching the performances, drinking beers at the far end and well… people watching of course. But this year, I’ve actually played a more pro-active role by being in the front row, clapping and dancing or atleast pretending to dance to the awesome music. The hula hoop dancers were kind enough to teach me and my friends the footwork but we need a lot of practice. Haha! Hopefully by next year we’ll be better and won’t be shy to join the party.
1. CAPOEIRA EXHIBITION
This year the ESCOLA BRASILEIRA DE CAPOEIRA gave an outstanding performance. I don’t remember it being this good last year, or maybe I was late and missed the exhibition but WOW! It was awesome! I just wish I had a good photo to share but unfortunately, I too far back or rather, too short to get a good shot. Back in college, I was invited by my friend Richard Dacalos to try out capoeira but I wasn’t sure I was cut out for it. But now, I feel like I want to try it even if I would be bad at it. Haha!
2. BRIGADA‘s AWESOME PERFORMANCE!
Brigada was the life of the party! I swear! EVERYONE went craaaaazy as soon as they got on stage. And they were really really good. In previous years, I would be far back so it was the first time I experienced them close up and I found myself swaying, dancing and clapping with them. It was like a huge street party… IN A TENT… with FREE UNLIMITED DRINKS! How awesome is that?!
The thing I enjoyed most about Brigada’s performance was MR. TAMBOURINE MAN’s tambourine playing. I thought I knew how a tambourine was supposed to be played. Usually shaken and tapped on. But Mr. Tambourine Man held it up and started running his fingers on it I cannot even explain how awesome it sounded.
3. HOT HOT HOTSAUCE!!! BAD BOY TIKBOY
Ummm… hello?! This was pretty good!!! And he had different flavors too for Php200 each except for the potent death drops which were Php600 each.
LEVEL 1 LOW FIRE SAUCE – A garlicky fire sauce with a little bit of heat from fresh Taiwan F1 chilli peppers.
JAMAICAN ME CRAZY! SMOKED FIRE SAUCE – A smokey fire sauce bursting with ehat & Carribean flavor of the coconut smoked Scotch Bonnet chilli peppers and fresh passion fruit. The passion fruit also gives it a nice sweet finish.
INSANE IN THE BRAIN FIRE SAUCE – A very flavorful fire sauce that has a strong Mexican influence & is made with fresh yellow habanero chilli peppers & fresh siling labuyo. Roasted garlic and cumin seed is added to give that ZING!
YELLOW BASTARD FIRE SAUCE – Made with fresh yellow habanero chilli peppers, mustard and tumeric. It slowly bites then hangs in there more than usual.
SPICY CURRY CATSUP – Madras curry tomato catsup with a little bit of cayenne pepper for a mild kick!
DEATH DROPS – A small droplet is enough to set yourself on fire.
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4. DELICACIES FROM BRAZIL
These addicting snacks went very well with the Bad Boy Tikboy Chilli sauces!
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