The ultimate world music party band from the City of Brotherly Love, PhillyBloco brings a rollicking energy to the bandstand with infectious rhythms that are guaranteed to loosen inhibitions, stir your soul and make you sweat. Cabanas/Cape May Brewery Stage, Saturday, April 22 at 10 pm and Midnight; Sunday, April 23 at 3:00pm and 5:00pm
PhillyBloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. Our group is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of SAMBA, FUNK, REGGAE and more made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including: Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The one constant in all of our music is a heavy percussive element (12 drummers!) that we use to explore the tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, applying our own unique creativity and energy to each arrangement.