Arts Gumbo: Brazil
On Saturday October 13, Arts Gumbo 2012 presents Brazil with a musical performance by Show Brazil!, samba dancing for audiences, a kids mask-making workshop, food and cultural displays at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St in Columbia City.
Starting at 6pm internationally acclaimed Brazilian band Show Brazil! will energetically perform traditional and contemporary music and dance, while covering the best of the Brazilian Carnaval music. A native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Eduardo Mendonça began performing in Seattle eleven years ago with his group Show Brazil! and has played throughout Western Washington and Brazil at various events and festivals. During the performance, Show Brazil! will bring some audience members onstage to join in the music and dance.
After the performance, Show Brazil! will move to the lower level and hold a dance workshop for audience members, with an emphasis on Samba. A Taste of Brazil will follow featuring various meat and chicken hors d’oeuvres and treats such as Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread); Mousse de Maracujá (Passion Fruit mousse); and Guaraná (Brazilian soft drink). Kids and families can participate in a mask-making workshop by Lindsey Dabek and cultural displays and visual exhibits will set the mood for an exploration of Brazil.
Tickets for Arts Gumbo 2012 can be purchased for $10 general; $7 seniors and students; $5 for children 2-12; and $25 for Families of Four or at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/266580.
Mark your calendar for Arts Gumbo: Argentina scheduled for Saturday, November 10th presenting the elegant, passionate dance music of Tangabrazo, a Tango dance workshop for audiences and a Taste of Argentina.
Arts Gumbo is co-presented by the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, SEEDArts and Consejo Counseling and Referral Service. For more information, call 206.760.4285 or visit www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org. Funding was provided by 4 Culture, the Tulalip Tribes, Horizons Foundation, and the Washington State Arts Commission.
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