SHOW BRAZIL! The soul of the Brazilian Culture in a highly energetic performance. Internationally recognized and respected Show Brazil!, well known throughout the Northwest for events such as Bumbershoot and Brasilfest, has delighted audiences in the United States, Brazil, and Canada for over twenty years. The ensemble features accomplished performers. Show Brazil!’s bandleader and Music Director Eduardo Mendonça, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mamabeka ("prophet of the royal court"), as documented by the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia. Eduardo had the honor to play for Pope John Paul II’s welcome to Brazil, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (Seattle, WA - USA - 1999), Brazilian President João Baptista Figueiredo (Brazil 1979), the 14th Dalai Lama (Seattle, WA 2008) and was also featured in a Paul Simon documentary video in 1991.