Carnival in Baltimore!
February 22nd - 24th
3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
It's Carnival-from Baltimore to our sister city, Rio de Janeiro! Samba, Capoeira, Film, Feijoada! In partnership w/ Mari Gardner's Rio/Baltimore Youth X-CHANGE, Maryland-Rio Partners, International Angola Capoeira Foundation, Quest Entertainment, and Por la Avenida.
Fri Feb 22
Violence Next Door: Growing Up in the Favela and the Hood
In this new documentary by Mari Gardner, youth from sister cities Baltimore and Rio de Janeiro use video cameras to expose the violence and corruption in their communities and break free from negative stereotypes. Performance by Nu World Art Ensemble. Panel discussion follows w/ Baltimore youth, Gardner, and Ray Cook, Director of On Our Shoulders. 7:30pm Mama Geni's Brazilian dinner sold sep, 8pm show. $7, $5 members, students, capoeiristas.
Sat Feb 23
Samba Dance Party!
Once again the hip-shaking drums of Samba Trovao and vocals of Rose Moraes transform The Patterson into a Carnival street party! Start with a Samba lesson by Samba Rio Brasil's dancers and a dazzling traditional Carnival show in full costume! Latin grooves from the turntables of DJ Paulinho! Caipirinhas at the cash bar! 7:30pm Mama Geni's Brazilian dinner sold sep, 8pm lesson, 9pm dance. $16, $13 members, students, capoeiristas. Cash bar.
Sun Feb 24
Open Capoeira Roda at The Patterson
Join the capoeira circle as audience or participant! A daring, elegant blend of dance, martial art, and spiritual discipline, capoeira was kept alive by Brazil's enslaved Africans in the 1800's. International Capoeira Angola Foundation's roda features local and visiting capoeiristas accompanied by traditional Afro-Brazilian instruments. 2-6pm. FREE! Donations welcome.