Journal of the San Juan Islands


‘World Music’ takes center stage in Friday Harbor

September 30, 2013 · 7:27 PM

Husband and wife duo 'Beleza', Humberto Oliveira and Madeline Holly Sales, perform 'Funkalicious' World Music Saturday, Oct. 5, at San Juan Community Theatre. / Contributed photo/SJCT

A sizzling evening of samba and flamenco is only part of what’s in store when Humberto Oliveira and Madeline Holly Sales take the stage Saturday, Oct. 5, at San Juan Community Theatre.

The husband and wife duo, known on stage as Beleza, will heat up the rain-soaked and chilly in Friday Harbor with soul, blues, funk, bossa and jazz as well, blending all those generes together into a one scintillating World Music vibe. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets, $23 adults, $12 students, $5 RUSH at the door.

A native of Brazil, Humberto Sales infuses a unique finger-picking style with Brazilian rhythms and a healthy dose of a flamenco sound. Able to sing in Portuguese, English and Spanish, Madeline Sales brings to the stage a rich, sensual voice, playful interpretations and stage presence that help give any performances by the duo a unique “funk-a-licious” feel.

Based in Virginia, the duo has been performing throughout the United States, Brazil, Turkey, Austria and Central and South America. For info, box office hours, 378-3210, www.sjctheatre.org.


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