DC’s 1st Annual Afro-Brazilian Arts & Cultural Heritage Festival

AfroBrazilFest 2011 was a week-long event from June 6-12 in Washington, DC celebrating the vibrant links between Brazilian and African culture.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the festival. Check out our blog and Facebook page for updates and festival content.

September 13, 2011

Capoeira Malês DC’s 5th Annual Batizado & Troca de Cordas

On Sept. 17, AfroBrazilFest co-organizer CapoeiraDC will be celebrating our 5th annual Batizado & Troca de Cordas. This event is a celebration of tradition and culture and features Capoeira masters and live African and Afro-Brazilian…

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July 5, 2011

Dance Bahia with Sonia Pessoa

Dance Bahia

Dance Bahia™ is a comprehensive and intense program designed by Sonia Pessoa as a total immersion into Afro-Brazilian culture through dance.

The smell of Bahian cuisine prepared in…

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June 27, 2011

Voice of America covers AfroBrazilFest

Voice of America's Lisa Vohra visited AfroBrazilFest's Taste of Brazil event to take a look at the cultural and historic relations between Africa and Brazil.


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June 15, 2011

Taste of Brazil Recipe - Xinxin de Galinha

If you didn't make it to the Taste of Brazil Dinner during AfroBrazilFest, don't worry, you can try whipping up some homemade Xinxin de Galinha.


June 15, 2011

Taste of Brazil Recipe - Vatapá

If you didn't make it to the Taste of Brazil Dinner during AfroBrazilFest, don't worry, you can try whipping up some homemade Vatapá. 

Vatapá is a traditional Bahian dish from the northeast of Brazil.…

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June 15, 2011

How can we improve AfroBrazilFest? Send us your feedback!

Words cannot even begin to express our appreciation of your support for the first-ever Afro-Brazilian Festival. Your energy, axé, and enthusiasm was overwhelming, and made the many of months of planning worth every second.


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June 14, 2011

Share Your Story

We had an amazing time planning and sharing Afro-Brazilian culture with the DC community, and without your support and axé, none of AfroBrazilFest would have been possible.

What did you learn or gain from AfroBrazilFest?…

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June 12, 2011

Closing Celebration in Columbia Heights

Washington DC's first annual Afro-Brazilian Arts and Cultural Heritage Festival is going out with a bang.

Come celebrate the final event of AfroBrazilFest with samba, capoeira, maculele and a Brazilian fire dance by Oju Oba…

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June 9, 2011

AfroBrazilFest Gears Up for the Weekend

We're at the half-way point of AfroBrazilFest, and we can't wait to share the next series of events with you.

We've got discussions, tastings, drumming, capoeira, samba, parties, workshops and more! Get your tickets in…

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June 8, 2011

Tonho Matéria giving an inspiring performance today at the IDB!!!

Today Tonho Matéria with the help of Roberto Berimbau gave an inspiring performance for the staff of the IDB. Check out this video for a sneak preview of what's in store for tonight at Bossa…

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