Samba in the Streets!

Samba in the Streets!

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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.

20th Anniversary Fundraiser!

20th Anniversary Fundraiser!

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Please join us to CELEBRATE 20 years of Viver Brasil serving as a living bridge to the legacy of  Afro-Brazilian ancestral wisdom, dance, music and culture.

We will honor veteran company members, Laila Abdullah and Katia Moraes, as well as  
Floriano Regis, former vice consul of the Consulate General of Brazil in Washington, DC

and thank you, our community.

Samba Lesson with choreographer Vera Passos

Performances by Viver Brasil

Special Guest Bate Batuque

Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served



Sunday, June 25, 2017


4859 College View Avenue  

Los Angeles, CA 90041


$100 Suggested Donation


Funds raised will support Viver Brasil’s performances, arts education, community engagement and travel exchange programs. Viver Brasil Dance Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Viver Brasil Celebrates 20 Years: Agô Ayó - Spirits Rising

Viver Brasil Celebrates 20 Years: Agô Ayó - Spirits Rising

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Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Viver Brasil Celebrates 20 Years: Agô Ayó - Spirits Rising

The Ford Theatres - 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, 90068


For tickets: or 323-461-3673

Viver Brasil celebrates its 20th anniversary with world premiere performances of "Cor Da Pele," choreographed by Marina Magalhães and “Para Onde o Samba Me Leva" choreographed by Vera Passos, as well as Viver Brasil's restaged repertory pieces “Orixas,” “Oxum, Lady of the Sweet Rivers” and “Avaninha.” The evening features new music by Simon Carroll, Kahlil Cummings with Bobby Easton and Fabio Santana performed live.

These works exalt the Afro-Brazilian ancestral wisdom of orixa dance and music, the socially charged dances of frevo, samba and the Bloco Afro carnival spectacle. The anniversary concert dance event highlights Viver Brasil's joy and jubilance and artistic range as the company deeply explores the contemporary themes of race, gender, resistance and resilience.

Founded in 1997, Viver Brasil is a living bridge for social and artistic exchange between Los Angeles and Sister City, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Viver Brasil pursues its mission with bold dance theatre for the stage as well as community engagement programs which bring electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance, music, and culture to schools and community venues that include conversations about race, equity and social activism.  



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