Camarote " Fé na Festa" ~ a reserved area with preferred seating in front of the main stage with backstage access and opportunities to mingle with the artists.
The Camarote VIP ticket grant access to two reserved areas:
Inside (Brazilian Jazz Stage) & Outside (Main Stage)
Special Guest Margareth Menezes
Both provide IDEAL reserved areas to relax and get comfortable.
What is included?
FORRO, SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA & BOLERO
Next on Thursday, August 31st
Come check out our "pratica" as we expand the
Dança de Salão community here in the Bay Area.
7:30-8:30pm Forró & Samba de Gafieira Class
with Weslei Guimaraes
8:30-10:30pm Social Dancing featuring
Forró, Samba de Gafieira & Bolero sets
Drop in $15 (Brasarte class cards accepted)
Additional $5 for social
Wine & snacks provided. All Levels Welcome!
Special Pre-Brazilian Day/Lavagem 2017
Activities and Events
Maracatu Pacifico Dance Workshops
Saturdays, August 12, 19 & 26
and September 2 ~ 1:30-2:30pm
$10 per workshop
Maracatu Pacífico will present dance rehearsals for the Brazilian Day/Lavagem procession beginning on Saturday, August 12th! Rehearsals will continue weekly until Brazilian Day/Lavagem on September 3rd.
A little bit about Maracatu for those of you who are unfamiliar: Maracatu Nação is an Afro-Brazilian music and dance genre from the state of Pernambuco. Influenced by the Candomblé religion, enslaved Africans in Brazil conceived of Maracatu to celebrate their leaders (the Kings of Congo) and maintain their cultures in the face of Portuguese oppression.
Samba de Caboclo with Rosangela Silvestre
Nascidos da Terra (Born of the Earth)
Performance Workshop Series with Rosangela Silvestre
This three-day workshop series will include (optional) rehearsals that culminate in a performance at the SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem on Sunday, September 3rd. Live Percussion. Note: workshops are open to public, students do NOT need to perform in order to participate in classes.
$60 full series ($20 per class) or $25 per workshop
Saturday, August 26 ~ 7pm
ArteFolia: Preto no Branco with Rosangela Silvestre
ArteFolia & Rosangela Silvestre
$15 in Advance ~ $20 at the Door
Sunday, August 27 ~ 6:30pm
Brazil Meets Big Band with Spok ~ Playing Frevo from Recife!
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra,
San Francisco’s renowned Big Band
with Special Guest ~ Maestro Spok, saxophonist and leader of
Additional Guest Artists:
. Vocalist Sandy Cressman
Artefolia Dance Company from Recife
Frevo Dancer Jae Shin
TICKETS ~ $20 in Advance; $25 at the Door
Song Series with Magareth Menezes
"Menezes remains one of the most dynamic and popular of the contemporary Brazilian artists achieving international recognition." (Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margareth_Menezes])
Where: 5224 Redondo Ave, Oakland
$30 for Single Workshop
$60 for Complete Series
Call BrasArte (510 528 1958) to Reserve Your Space
Rio Samba Queens Workshop with Egili Oliveira
Saturday, September 02
Egili Oliveira, top passista, Queen and Muse of Brazil's Rio samba community will be offering a special Passista/Rainha Workshop for Bay Area samba lovers for all levels: from beginners to professionals!
Join Egili, and learn Samba no pé styling straight from a Sao Clemente Musa and expert on Rio Carnaval!
2:30-4:30pm ~ $30 in Advance or $40 at the Door