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Latin Street Carnaval

Latin Street Carnaval

Inspired by the street Carnaval of Latin America, Latin Street Carnaval celebrates the extraordinary spirit of the continent that is most known for its vibrancy and colourfulness. With a repertoire that spans over 200 recognized genres, the music of Latin America is clearly its most defining cultural trait. Movements such as samba, maracatu and cumbia have attracted worldwide audiences and gathered a huge following in Australia.  The parade features 3 groups from Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Colombia. Maracatu Estrela do Mar, presents an upbeat Afro Brazilian procession which can be seen through the streets of Recife during carnaval. With cheeky lyrics and contagious rhythms Agobloco presents the popular music of Brazil from the 1920s to the 1960s. La Descarga pays tribute to the music and dance traditions of the Afro-Colombian regions from the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Colombia.

Unpretentious, open-minded, lively and fun, Latin Street Carnaval is reference point for world citizens and lovers of world music and culture.

DATE:

Sunday 12 February 2017

TIME:

4pm - 4.45pm

LOCATION:

Upper Esplanade