A huge felicidades to our amazing drummers and singers, who recently performed in World Arts West’s show, Polyphonia, Music of the World!
This moment cannot go unposted. 2 recognized Queens dancing to Madre Yemanja at the Yemanja Festival 2020! 🌊 Catch Master @dandhadahora in the bay for an excellent afro brazilian class and maestra @susanaapedroso for a killer Afrocuban class. #cuba#brazil#orishas#hermandad#yoruba#condomblé#Queens
Yemajá Festival 2020. Tonight is closing night at BrasArte in Berkeley. 7:00 PM. #yemaya @tidoubleff @brasarte_510 @dydancing25 @susanaapedroso Costumes by Tola and @deborahvaloma Make up by: @cartagenamua
Join us tonight or tomorrow night at the fabulous Yemanjá Festival 2020! We will be dancing a new choreography in honor of Yemaya. Tickets available in advance or at the door. 🌊💦🌊💦🌊💦🌊💦🌊💦
Brasarte brings to the Bay Area the 15th annual Yemanja Arts Festival and Arenas Dance Company will pay honor to her for this wonderful event!! 🌊Yemanja is mother of salt waters, goddess of the sea, giver of life, and patron of fishermen. This celebration originates from Yoruban traditions carried from West Africa to the Americas, but it is now embraced by migrants and travelers throughout the world who, having crossed the oceans in search for a better life, regard Yemanja as their protector. With this festival BrasArte also honors Black History Month as it is believed that Yemanja watched over the Africans during middle passage. This celebration offers a unique opportunity for healing across cultures and races, a chance to reach out, share and celebrate with each other. Participants will immerse themselves in joyous Brazilian music, dance, food and drinks in a beautifully decorated space filled with baskets, flowers, soaps, perfumes, sea shells, inspired in gifts traditionally offered to Yemanja. Drummers, musicians, dancers and singers from Brazil and other parts of the African Diaspora will invoke the goddess mother, her healing beauty, and her generous and protective spirit. Brazilian food by Sabor da Bahia and bar featuring our famous caipirinhas (Berkeley show only) 2 SHOWS Feb 1st (Mission Cultural Center San francisco) San Francisco) Feb 2nd (Casa de Cultura in Berkeley
Oshun, goddess of love, sweet waters, and honey. Choreography by Susana Arenas @susanaapedroso Photography by Frank Pursley @frankshow #afrocubandance #oshun @dancemissiontheater @stellarose30 @daktaridance