Sun., Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m. 2018

Location Info:

The Fowler Museum
308 Charles E Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA  90024
When it comes to Carnaval, Rio gets all the glory, but those in the know head to Salvador de Bahia — the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture and home to one of the world's biggest, music-fueled street parties. A former slavery hub steeped in centuries of African roots, resistance and renaissance, Bahia is a wellspring of traditional forms and contemporary practice — like those featured in the Fowler's "Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis," on display since September. Today the museum offers a family-oriented celebration of Bahian Carnaval. Make jewelry and masks, wish on colorful ribbons like those adorning the gates of Salvador's Nosso Senhor do Bomfim church — where a miraculous statue celebrates the convergence of Catholicism and West African deities — and dance to the spectacular samba-reggae rhythms of Batala Los Angeles.


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