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
Opening Celebration — Tuesday, June 7
Event Time: Tuesday, June 7 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Event Price: Free
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the African roots of Brazilian culture. Receive a good luck bracelet or fichinha do Bom Fim from a Baiana; see a capoeira roda with Capoeira masters from Bahia, Brazil; swing your hips to the hypnotic Afro-Brazilian rhythm, and learn the difference between Maculele and Maracatu.
The opening celebration kicks off the festival with Capoeira, Maculele, Afro-Brazilian dance, and Samba Reggae performances by Capoeira Malês DC, Samba performances by Sambart Entertainment, West African music and dance by Baba M, and Maracatu percussion by Maracatu de Baque do Mangue.
AfroBrazilFest’s Afrofusion Party — Friday, June 10
Event Time: Friday, June 10 - 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Venue: Fur Nightclub
Event Price: $10
Afro-Brazilian Arts & Cultural Heritage Festival presents the HOTTEST Afrofusion party
LIVE Samba music by Tonho Materia all the way from Bahia, Brazil -- formerly of the legendary Samba Reggae group Olodum
DJ Underdog spinning the hottest Afrobeat, African House, Reggae, and Hip hop hits!
DJ Valnay spinning the Samba, Samba Reggae, Pagode, and Forro beats!
Sambart Entertainment Samba dancers will be performing throughout the night.
Dress code--Strictly Enforced. No shorts, boots, athletic wear
Afro-Brazilian Arts & Cultural Heritage Workshops — Saturday, June 11
Event Time: Saturday, June 11 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue: The Capoeira Spot
Event Price: Introductory workshops are FREE
10:00-11:00 Intro Kids Capoeira Workshop (FREE)
11:00-12:00 Intermediate/Advanced Youth Capoeira Workshop ($5)
12:15-1:15 Intro Adult Capoeira Workshop (FREE)
1:30-3:00 Samba/Afro-Brazilian Dance and Percussion Workshop ($10)
3:15-4:15 Intermediate/Advanced Capoeira and Maculele Workshop for Capoeiristas ($10)
4:15-5:30 Capoeira Roda ($10)
All workshops are taught by Mestre Tonho Materia and Mestre Amen.
Closing Celebration — Sunday, June 12
Event Time: Sunday, June 12 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Venue: Columbia Heights Civic Plaza
Event Price: Free
The festival will conclude with a Capoeira roda, Maculele, Afro-Brazilian dance, and Samba Reggae performances by Capoeira Malês DC, Samba Regga percussion performance by Samba Trovao, Samba performances by Sambart Entertainment, Maracatu percussion by Maracatu de Baque do Mangue, and Brazilian fire dancing by Oju Oba Performers.