Welcome to the 3rd Annual Brazilian Day Santa Barbara Celebration & Capoeira Cultural Encounter!
November 4th – 8th
This year we have expanded the celebration to a full week of activities including many free community events for all ages to celebrate the Brazilian Cultural Arts.
We will be hosting master classes with renowned guests from across the country to enhance our community. Our special Capoeira guests will include Mestres Urubu, Palmares, Batata, Paulo Batuta, Contra-Mestres Muito Tempo, Xingu, Versatil, Chin, Professors Corpo Fechado, Pezao and others!
Enjoy African Brazilian Dance, Afro-Samba, African Dance, Afro-Cuban Drumming & Afro-Brazilian Percussion workshops with additional special guests Nadra, Julie Simon, Wagner and Miguelito.
Workshops and events will be happening throughout the City of Santa Barbara highlighting its extraordinary hospitality and dedication to supporting the arts.
Join us Saturday night for our premiere Brazilian Festival at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club starting at 10PM.
This is a 21+ event.
The entry fee will include a full performance with live music, feathered Samba dancers, Capoeira performers and more followed by alive performance from Santa Barbara’s hottest Brazilian Band Prakantar with Mariano Silva!
Wednesday November 4th
Classes at Carrillo Recreation Center: 100 E. Carrillo St., SB, CA93101
$10 Per Workshop/Roda
6pm-7pm- Dance Studio 3
Afro-Cuban Percussion with Miguelito
7:30pm-10pm - Dance Studio 2
African Dance with Nadra
Thursday November 5th
5:30pm - 7:30pm - Demonstration at the Santa Barbara Public Market
38 W. Victoria St., SB, CA 93101
Friday November 6th
7-10pm - Performances at Carlitos Cafe & Cantina
1324 State St., SB, CA 93101
Saturday November 7th
$65 for the All Workshops | $20 per Workshop
1pm-4pm Workshops at Santa Barbara Dance Center
127 W. Canon Perdido St., SB, CA 93101
Capoeira with Special Guest Mestre
Afro-Samba with Julie Simon
Maculele with Special Guest Mestre
10pm-12am Brazilian Night at SoHo Restaurant & Music Club (21+)
1221 State St., SB, CA 93101
Entry Fee: $12 per person
Sunday November 8th
11am - Afro-Brazilian Percussion with Wagner (TBD)
3pm-5pm - Free Kids workshops and performance in front of Paseo Nuevo Theater
8 W. De La Guerra Place, SB, CA 93101