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Brazillian Day Street Party

Day-long annual celebration with big drum parade, samba and everyone wearing white.
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Come to Casa de Cultura in Berkeley for a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day and annual lavagem procession, DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white from 9 am to 6 pm on September 1, 2013.

Entertainment includes live Brazilian samba bands, a traditional procession, DJs, capoeira, free dance classes, as well as activities for kids. Come dressed in traditional white for this party.

2013 Brazilian Day Party
Sunday, September 1, 2013 | 9 am to 6 pm
Casa de Cultura, 1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
FREE  (afterparty at 8 pm is $10)

Festival Program | Sunday, September 1, 2013


  • 9-11 am: Free Dance Classes – showcasing the work of Brasarte dance teachers
  • 11:30 am to 5:30 pm: Caipirinha Lounge – featuring DJ sets by Lucio K, Miles Green, and Jose Ruiz of KPFA

Outdoors Main Stage Performances:

  • 11-11:25 am: Rebecca Kleinmann & Ian Faquini
  • 11:35–11:45 am: Viver Brasil
  • 11:55 am-12:25 pm: Falso Baiano
  • 12:35–12:40 pm: Children presenting Rio
  • 12:55–1:15 pm: Mestre Acordeon Musical Performance
  • 1:15–1:50 pm: UCA Capoeira Show
  • >> 2-3 pm: Drum Procession & Lavagem with Children’s Blessing
  • 3-3:30 pm: Samba De Roda & Audience Roda
  • 3:40–3:55 pm: SF Batala (with Damasceno Dance Company featuring Ashlee George)
  • 4-4:25 pm: Maracatu Pacific
  • 4:45–5:20 pm: Yabas Dance Company & Surprise Guest (hint: beloved Brazilian band from Santa Cruz)
  • 5:30–6 pm: Jorge Alabe Bateria Samba Rio

Throughout the day, DJs: Lucio K, Miles Green, & Jose Ruiz

lavagem/samba de roda