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Yemanja Arts Festival 2018 - Berkeley
Casa de Cultura
Berkeley, CA
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Yemanja Arts Festival 2018 - Berkeley
Brasarte presents this unique two-night performing arts festival celebrating the spirit of Yemanjá, the Yoruba diety that honors the ancient, essential, and beautiful nature of water. Inspired by the original Yemanjá Festival celebrated in Bahia, Brazil, this year's Yemanjá Arts Festival will bring together celebrated artists and dancers from across the Bay Area, Brazil, and Haiti. interpreters of traditional and modern art forms from the African diaspora (Brazil, the Caribbean, and the United States) that pay homage to Yemanjá/Iemanjá/Yemoja/Yemayá through their respective folkloric and spiritual traditions.

Artistic Director:
Conceição Damasceno

Special Guests:

Elisio Pitta (director Aluja Dance Company, commissioned choreographer Lincoln Arts Association, National Endowment for the Arts).

Haitian master artist Laure Fleurentin

Ile Aiye member, Touch of Africa director, and Sambada lead singer Dandha da Hora

& The Damasceno Dance Collective, Odòìyá Women's Chorus, Curumins Youth Collective, Agua Doce Dance, Marcos Rodrigues, Wagner Santos, Weslei Guimaraes

Brazilian food by Sabor Da Bahia
Caipirinha Bar

$20 advance $25 door

Saturday, February 24th @ Casa de Cultura, 1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Doors 7pm Show 8pm

(For tickets to the February 25th event in San Francisco please visit (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3297274 )

Made possible in part by: Alliance for California Traditional Arts & Berkeley Civic Arts


Casa de Cultura (View)
1901 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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