En Canto, a seven-piece, Brazilian-dance band, is infused with an undercurrent of unbridled joy. This is a band that creates music solely for the purpose of making audiences happy, getting people out on the dance floor and leaving them with a dizzy afterglow. Breaking with tradition in the Brazilian music world, En Canto is fronted mostly by women, and all of its members lend an ebullient, rhythmic spark. Presenting a combination of effervescent, original tunes and covers of older, Brazilian hits, En Canto finds a boisterous middle ground between tradition and the new guard. This is ideal music for the dog days of summer.
Sylvester Park, Legion and Capitol Way, Olympia
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22