I was lucky enough to be invited to Sydney’s Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange party, where Brazilian nightlife from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro was joyfully brought into Sydney for a big crowd of competition winners. The party featured Brazil’s best, including electric performances from the samba sounds of Rhythm Brazil, before the dancefloor exploded with Bonde do Rolê blasting the crowd with incredible energy and catchy beats. When Rolling Stone picked Bonde do Rolê as one of ten bands to watch as far back as 2006, they were onto something.
A taste of Brazil was on hand with killer cocktails and delicious treats being served up, and the equally tasty Carnival girls were on hand to show the Sydney crowd how to shake it on the dance floor. At the same time, across the world in Sao Paulo, Brazilian guests were treated to the best of Australian home-grown talent from artists Muscles, Bag Raiders and Van She.