Ivete Sangalo, the queen of Brazilian axé, will be giving an exclusive concert in the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam for the Opening Night of the Viva Brasil Festival.

She was last in the Netherlands in 2006, when she put on a fantastic show in a sold-out Heineken Music Hall. Now, ten years on, she is going to give a single, exclusive performance on the same stage, this time as part of the Opening Night of the 2016 Viva Brasil Festival.

Over the last 20 years Ivete Sangalo has become one of Brazil’s greatest stars. She caused a sensation in the 1990s with her band Banda Eva, which sold 5 million albums. Her solo début in 1999 immediately went double platinum, and for MTV ao Vivo (2004) she won a Latin Grammy.

On 26 May she will undoubtedly also be playing numbers from her newly-released DVD Acústico. She has helped to shape axé, a music whose origins lie in Salvador de Bahia.

With an irresistible mix of Brazilian genres like frevo and forro, together with Afro-Caribbean styles like marcha, reggae and calypso, her marvellous songs have become huge hits in Brazil and the rest of the world. The American business magazine Forbes called her “the most influential female personality of the country and one of the best known Brazilian artists in the world.”

​Veveta turns every performance into a great party, accompanied by her 11-piece band and dance group.

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