AfroBrazilFest 2011 is a week-long event from June 6 -12 in Washington, DC. The events below are subject to change at any time.
Events by Venue
Rhythms, Rhymes, and Resistance - Part II - Capoeira / Bboy-Bgirl Demo — Thursday, June 9
Event Time: Thursday, June 9 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Venue: Busboys and Poets – 5th & K
Event Price: $10 suggested donation (entire evening)
Join us for a panel moderated by Dr. Gisele-Audrey Mills, a public scholar and cultural activist with over a decade of experience working with Afro-Brazilian organizations and issues, as we explore how music of the African diaspora has been utilized as both cultural expression and a mechanism for social change. The history and evolution of Samba Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop, Jamaican Reggae, Afrobeat will be discussed.
Panelists include Tonho Materia, Mestre Amen, Dr. Quito Swan, and Jean-Francis Varre.
After the panel discussion stay for an incredible presentation. Capoeira Malês DC and Urban Artistry will demonstrate the roots of capoeira and American urban dance and the links between the two art forms.