Every Monday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Los Angeles-based Afro-Brasilian dance and cultural institution Viver Brasil offers students Samba in the Streets, a free program in which youth and adults learn and perform celebratory Afro-Brazilian dance and music and enter into conversations about race, equity and social activism. 0000
Samba in the Streets teaches Afro-Brazilian dance and its accompanying drum rhythms to create joyful movement and music community dance experiences in neighborhood plazas and other public spaces. The workshops teach participants Afro-Brasilian traditional dances and are modeled on Blocos Afro, Afro-Brazilian parading organizations that introduce communities to Afro-Brazilian history through traditional and contemporary dance and music.
Samba in the Streets just received a California Arts Council "Artists Activating Communities" Grant and was one of 21 grantees from across the U.S. to be funded by Round Four of Engaging Dance Audiences (EDA) on behalf of Dance/USA and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. In 2018, Samba in the Streets will travel to Birmingham and Selma, Alabama.
Sponsored by: Made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, California Arts Council and Engaging Dance Audiences administered by Dance/USA and funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Monday, July 3, 2017 to Monday, July 24, 2017
4:30PM to 5:30PM
KAOS Network 4343 Leimert Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008