SAMBA IN THE STREETS with Viver Brasil!
Experience the joy of Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming and song. All classes are free and open to the public! Samba in the Streets teaches Afro-Brazilian dance and its accompanying drum rhythms to create joyful movement and music community dance experiences in community centers, neighborhood plazas and other public spaces. The workshops teach participants Afro-Brazilian 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.
4343 Leimert Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90008
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30-5:30 pm - youth class (ages 8-13)
5:30-7pm - adult class (ages 14 + adults and seniors)
June 10, 17
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
12:30-2:30 pm - adult and teen (ages 14 + adults and seniors)
Samba in the Streets participants will have the wonderful opportunity to parade in a Bahian Bloco Afro procession on JUNE 25 & JULY 30 in conjunction with Leimert Park Art Walk!
Drums will be provided throughout the program. If you have your own drum, please bring it!
Samba in the Streets is a Viver Brasil community engagement program in partnership with KAOS Network made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, California Arts Council and Engaging Dance Audiences that is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
In 2018, Samba in the Streets will travel to Birmingham and Selma, Alabama in collaboration with dance anthropologist, Dr. Joan Hamby Burroughs, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and organizers of the Selma Bridge Crossing.