Welcome to a free fun-filled day of culture, community and the creative and performing arts presented by Collage Dance Collective, Iris Orchestra and Carpenter Art Garden at Crosstown Arts!

Throughout the experience we invite you to get immersed in the rich and diverse cultures found throughout the regions of Brazil – from the Amazonas to Bahia, Rio and beyond through fine art, live music, dance performances, Capoeira demonstrations, local cuisine and more!

CAPOEIRA & DRUMMING​

Main Space- East Atrium​

PRESENTED BY CASA SAMBA UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FOUNDER MESTRE CURTIS PIERRE

Capoeira aka Kapoeira
Capoeira: Rhythm and song Demonstration

Music from the martial art migrated from the Kongo to Brazil called Capoeira aka Kapoeira

Afro Brasilian: Afro Brazilian is a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and rhythms from then Kongo Ivory Coast and some other parts of Africa.

Condomble rhythms: Demonstration of the afro Brazilian Rhythms from the Afro Brazilian religious traditions of Condomble.

Marracatu: Rhythms from North East of Brazil Maranhão in the regions near Receife

Batuque: The rhythm of samba is where the birth of Semba at it’s earlier stage before the development organized Carnaval of the samba today.

Rhythms of Bahia: These rhythms are indigenous to Salvador Bahia. Which has a large influence on reggae music particularly Jimmie Cliff and Bob Marley the impact of their music has been rooted into the cultural community and they call it Samba reggae. There are also other rhythms from the oldest establish Black samba groups in Salvador ILE AIYE call Samba Afro Samba rhythms and arrangements of Rio de Janeiro.

A demonstration of the samba of Rio de Janeiro these are the rhythms that are played during Carnival time by the samba schools when they are parading.

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AMAZON TERRARIUMS

CREATED BY STUDENTS, GRADES 1ST – 10TH, FROM CARPENTER ART GARDEN

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AMAZONAS

Green Room

ABOUT THE AMAZONAS

Home to more than 24 million people, including hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples belonging to 180 different groups. Brazilian folklore is an important aspect of the region’s culture, with annual festivals dedicated to specific legends and beliefs.

The Amazonas region includes the world’s largest intact forest which serves as a lifeline for residents and plays an essential role in helping to control the planet’s climate. This region is also subjected to deforestation to give way to farmland and illegal gold mining reaching record levels in recent months.

 

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GREEN ANACONDA

CREATED BY STUDENTS, GRADES 1ST – 10TH, FROM CARPENTER ART GARDEN

CREDITS:

Kingsbury High School Orchestra

Director: Tamar Love

Music: Samba La Bamba

Collage Youth Ensemble

Artistic Director: Kevin Thomas

Title: Right of Rejuvenation

Choreographer: Darrell Grand Moultrie

Collage Youth Ensemble members: Nya Ham, Amor Williams, Micah Watson, Zoey Matthews, Saviana Wakefield , Reygan Myers , Baili Price, Rian Tyler , Kai Wall, Lauryn Adair

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BAHIA

East Gallery

ABOUT BAHIA

The soul of Brazil is said to be north in Bahia – one of the largest states in Brazil with varied terrain, from tropical coast to the desertlike Sertão region. The birthplace of samba and Capoeira, Bahia is the country’s pulsing epicenter of Afro-Brazilian culture and for good reason.

Nearly 1.7 million enslaved Africans arrived in Brazil during the slave trade and most arrived in Bahia to work in sugarcane fields. Today, Bahia is Brazil’s most African state, with more than three quarters of its 15 million inhabitants tracing their roots, cultures and traditions back to the continent.

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BRAZILIAN HORIZONS

CREATED BY STUDENTS, GRADES 1ST – 10TH, FROM CARPENTER ART GARDEN

CREDITS:

Collage Dance Collective

Title: Tico-tico no Fubá, Feira de Mangaio

Choreographer: Caio Rodrigo

Dancers: Maya Hawkins, Nya Ham, Lauren Philson, Leonard Perez, Rickey Flagg II, Sebastian Garcia, Lauren Huynh, Luisa Cardoso

Music: Tico-tico no Fubá, Feira de Mangaio

RIO DE JANEIRO

West gallery

ABOUT RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit.

One of the most visited areas in Brazil, the mix of cultures here is extremely diverse with traces of African and European immigration across the region. Its Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba dancers, is considered the world’s largest.

 

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INSPIRED BY BRAZIL

CREATED BY STUDENTS, GRADES 1ST – 10TH, FROM CARPENTER ART GARDEN

CREDITS:

Collage Dance Collective

Title: Girl from Ipanema, Wave

IRIS musicians: Pedro Maia, violin, Gabriel Hightower, cello, Jonathan Bass, guitar, Daniel Hoepp, drums

Choreographer: Caio Rodrigo

Dancers: Kendall Lockhart, Nia Lyons, Miyesha McGriff, João Silva, Santiago Castañeda

Music: Girl from Ipanema, Wave

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Special thanks to our community partners!

IRIS Orchestra

Marcia Kaufmann – Executive Director of IRIS Orchestra

Rebecca Arendt – Community Initiatives IRIS Artist Fellowship

Pedro Oseias Egeu Maia da Silva – Musician, Fellow, music coordinator of Brazil by Day & Night

Gabriel Hightower- Fellow, musician, coordinator

Collage Dance

Marcellus Harper – Founding Executive Director

Karen Niceley – Community Engagement Manager

Fábio Mariano – Company Artist, choreographer, coordinator of Brazil by Day & Night

Carpenter Art Garden

Megan Banaszek – Executive Director

Nicole Dorsey –

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