The Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval Kicks off March 4th
02/07/2011

The 8th Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Cultural Carnaval attracts Brazilian Lovers and shows Brazil’s Culture through different art forms as well as valuable information about the biggest county South of the Border to the California Central Coast community during the month of March and starting March 4th at So-Ho Club and Restaurant in Santa Barbara.

Online PR News – 07-February-2011 – – The 8th Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Cultural Carnaval attracts Brazilian Lovers and shows Brazil’s Culture through different art forms as well as valuable information about the biggest county South of the Border to the California Central Coast community

Santa Barbara Feb 3, 2011 - The 8th Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian “Carnaval Cultural” shows the rich Brazilian culture in a unique format, showing different arts forms, valuable information about the biggest country south of the Border that includes free events for the whole family. The “Brazilian Cultural Carnaval” in Santa Barbara will presents different events in different venues during the month of March.
The program includes a film screening with a inspirational lecture, music and dance performances, and a friendly soccer game between Brazilians X Mexicans.

The “carnaval” kick off event will be on March 4th, Friday, 9:30pm at So-Ho Club & Restaurant with the “Carnaval Bowl”, featuring Ju Marciano, the new Brazilian singer sensation from Boston, Brazilian United Samba School, leader by Rio’s “Brazilian Drumming Master” Sidney Lisboa, and Afro-Brazilian musician Lula Almeida as special guest; plus the “troupe” of Raiz Brazil Dance Company and Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara. Only $13 at the door. For group rates call (818)468-6474.

The second event will be held Thursday, March 10 in the Campbell Hall at UCSB Campus in partnership with the UCSB Arts & Lecture and featuring the Central Coast debut of “Ballet Folkloric of Bahia”. Direct from Brazil and in Tour for U.S, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil - a 38 member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers, performs a repertory based in Bahia Folklore. Said to be the most African part of Brazil, the state of Bahia is a place where other wide long-forgotten gods are still remembered. $38 / $19 UCSB students. Tickets Info (805)893-3535.

The third event will be on the Following Weekend (March 12-13 / TBA) presenting a Soccer Celebration with the friendly game Brazil X Mexico at Murphy Field near the SB Zoo following a Brazilian BBQ experience after the game. *BBQ Catering/Paid optional.

The event four is schedule to be also on the Weekend March 12-13 (TBA) with the “Brazilian Cinema & Inspirational Lecture" at the Santa Barbara Central Public Library/ Faulkner Gallery (TBA) and featuring a lecture by UCLA professor Peter Lownds about his four year experience living and working in Brazil following the film screening of "Moro no Brasil".

The two last events is free events for the community and is part of our efforts to offer free education about the biggest country South of the Border and also fun for the whole family.

About Moro no Brazil (Living in Brazil)
A unique musical journey in the heart of Brazil with a special touch about its roots. Experience Brazilian culture and get to know its people with over 40 different musical performances from the streets of Brazil, including interviews and performances by Seu Jorge, Antonio Nobrega, Walter Afaiate, Darue Malungo, Silverio Pessoa and Margaret Menezes, Moro no Brasil is a stirring passionate documentary that grants the viewer unparalleled access to the diversity and musical richness of Brazilian music, reaching far beyond Samba and Bossa Nova! Writer/director Mika Kaurismaki’s musical journey covers 4,000 kilometers, with stopovers in Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, and presents the voyage from the roots of samba to its present-day excursions into rap and funk.

Sponsors & Partners

The Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval Cultural is produced by Brazilian journalist Lindenberg Junior and presented by Contemporanea Percussion Instruments of Brazil, Univision Channel 38 and Kisuccess Media & Marketing. Other sponsors and partners includes Dish Network, ITV Brazilian Broadcasting and Magali Travel Services.

The Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval started in 2004 and is held every year since then, usually on the Mardi week or after the Fat Tuesday. In order to accomplish this commitment, few years ago we have teamed up with local Non-Profit organizations such as the Santa Barbara Permaculture Networking, Santa Barbara Youth Corps and KCSB Community Radio during the years.
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For TBA soon events, we recommend to mention for your audience and readers to check for UP DATE INFO in our official website www.sbbraziliancarnaval.com or call (805)617-3395.