Martin do NascimentoFederico Geib of Macaxeira Funk performs on Brazilian Samba Funk night at the Saraha Lounge.

By Nancy Flores

Austin-based band Suns of Orpheus, an international psychedelic pop band led by Brazilian-born frontman Frederico Geib, will celebrate “Suns of Orpheus Day” with a special show on Aug. 23 at the Sahara Lounge. Two years ago, the group received a City of Austin proclamation honoring their musical excellence and community involvement and were recognized with a “Suns of Orpheus Day” on Aug. 23, 2012.  Now the band celebrates each year by throwing a benefit concert supporting arts education.

The trilingual band, which features Portuguese, Spanish and English lyrics in its hybrid music, is among a growing group of rising local Brazilian bands in Austin’s music scene. Suns of Orpheus helped strengthen the Austin-Brazilian sound by recording the well-received album “Amoris Orbita.”

Suns of Orpheus will be special guests at the Sahara Lounge’s weekly Africa Nite showcase with African band Zoumountchi. Doors open at 9 p.m. and show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $6, and a portion of the door and bar proceeds will benefit arts education group Grounded in Music, a local nonprofit organization. Visit for more information.

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