Arts for Learning San Diego Presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnival

The high-energy rhythm of Brazil comes to the Jacobs Center as Arts for Learning San Diego presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnival. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public and takes place at the amphitheater and the World Court area of the center.

This Carnival celebration features the popular local ensemble Sol e Mar.  Sol e Mar is dedicated to sharing the experience and love of the sights and sounds of Brazil. All of the members of the ensemble have studied and performed extensively in South America and Cuba, as well as in the United States.  Led by Mark Lamson, director and lead percussionist, Sol e Mar specializes in the music of two countries whose musical roots are strongly tied to Africa: Cuba and Brazil.

Dancer Cybele Nieman Pena is one of the most sought after dance educators in San Diego.  Nieman Pena will demonstrate the traditional dances that bring the music of Carnival alive in addition to other forms of dance including hip-hop.

This event kicks-off with a musical procession to the World Court where families can make their own colorful Carnival masks with artists from the San Diego Guild of Puppetry.  

Families can use their imagination to create unique masks that can be worn during the event!   In addition, the first 50 families that arrive will receive a free book (1 book per family) to take home.  Sol e Mar and Nieman Pena will join together for a performance featuring dancing, drumming and audience participation.  The program ends with a conga line around the amphitheater and up to the World Court.

For further information, please contact Sherrie Brown at Arts for Learning San Diego at 619-282-7599 x114 or [email protected] or Mandy Shefman at [email protected]  or 619-282-7599 x113.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Avenue
92114 San Diego , CA
United States
California US

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