BrasArte presents Yemanja Arts Festival 2013
Featuring a music, dance and singing performance in honor of the Yoruba Goddess Yemanja with Brazilian and Cuban performances.
The Festa de Yemanja takes place every February 2nd at Rio Vermelho in Bahia, Brazil, the heart of Afro Brazilian cultural traditions. Thousands gather to make their offerings to Yemanja and to ask for their prayers to be fulfilled. Elaborately decorated baskets filled with flowers and gifts of perfume and jewelry are taken out to sea and left for the goddess. The day is filled with dancing, drumming and celebration.
Please come and join in the celebration of this great tradition.
Artistic directors: Conceicao Damasceno & Rodson Santos de Jesus
Musical director: Abel Damasceno
Performance by dancers of World Dance Center & special guest artists:
Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro
Dandha da Hora
* Special Yemanja Art Exhibition by Conceicao Damasceno & Francesca Saveri at Casa Latina Gallery, 1805 San Pablo 2/17 thru' 2/22
Bahia food by Sabor da Bahia
Beer, wine and caipirinhas for sale
$18 in Advance, $20 at the door.
Presented by Brasarte