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Carnaval do Brasil

What is Carnaval?

Brazilian Carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) began in the 1830s to continue the Portuguese tradition of celebratory indulgence before Lent, the 46-day period of religious abstinence. The celebration includes live music, street performances, dancing, floats, costumes, food and beverages.
Saturday, January 30
11am - 3pm
Oak Bluffs Public Library


11:00    Crafting for adults and children begins (masks, maracas and facepainting)
   Children's percussion workshop with Cornell Coley
1:00      Brazilian lunch, catered by Bite on the Go
2:00      All-ages interactive performance, 'A Fascinating Rhythm: Carnaval!', with Cornell Coley

Cornell Coley, M.Ed.

Cornell Coley, M. Ed. studied cultural anthropology and has traveled to Cuba and Brazil to research the cultural arts. A gifted dancer and percussionist, Cornell has performed at festivals world-wide. His percussion skills include drum kit, timbales, congas, bongos, talking drum, berimbau, cajon, Brazilian bateria and other Latin percussion. His dance specialties include Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Congolese and Ghanaian.

Thank You!

Carnaval has been generously sponsored by the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs. Find out more about how to join or support this important group.

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