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Brazilian Carnaval Brazilian Carnaval - Soul Brasil Magazine

6 th Annual Santa Barbara


Car naval

Edition 2009

3 Days & 5 Events

• Cinema • Dance • Lectures

• Music • Soccer Game

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The Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval

2009 will bring 3 days of dynamic rhythms, dance,

film, soccer, Brazilian cuisine and the history of Brazil to the

CA Central Coast and specially the California Riviera. The events will be held

Fri/Sat/Sun, Feb 20, 21 and 22 at different places/locations and involving a

local Night Club, Cafes & Restaurants, Dance & Capoeira Studios and Non-

Profit Organizations. The concept of the Annual SB Brazilian Carnaval is to

bring the culture of Brazil as a whole showing more than music & dance,

including art and sport activities. Our goal is to create the perfect fusion

between the Brazilian eclectic music, the exotic dance moves, the delicious

cuisine, the entire country’s passion for soccer, and unique creativity & style

of their people. The idea is to disseminate Brazilian culture among the Santa

Barbara and Ventura Counties population.

Every year before the Catholic season of Lent and the arrival of spring,

remarkable scenes like these are recreated worldwide. Individuals and

communities honor the past and celebrate the present by playing out historical

fantasies, making social and political commentaries on contemporary issues,

and reveling in the fun of coming togheter – all in the spirit of the cherished

global tradition of carnival. In this modern times Carnival are celebrated

around the planet such as in cities like Venice (Italia), Port of Spain (Trinidad

& Tobago), rural Laza (Spain), Vera Cruz (Mexico), New Orleans (U.S.), and in

all parts of Brazil.

The Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval production team has been working to

approach this strong worldwide market of Brazilian culture to Southern California

since 2004. Every year we bring to Santa Barbara more international awareness of

the largest country south of the border and the third biggest Latino community in

U.S, of over 1 million Brazilians. Every year, our event involves over 30 performers

in 3 days of events; which include live bands, Afro-Brazilian and samba dancers,

DJ’s, capoeira groups and MC Guest celebrities. Since 2007, we have aggregated

special participation of educators and/or filmmakers and/or sports personalities

for lectures and discussion about the country.

Welcome and enjoy the “CARNAVAL” wave!


Are You Planning

a Trip to Brazil?

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2007 State St., Santa Bárbara, CA – 1 Block North of Mission


Fri, Feb 20, 7:30pm at SB Central

Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, the

screening of an award-winning film

that transcend national interest. “The

Miracle of Candeal” by director Fernando

Trueba, is a celebration of the power

of music as an agent of social change,

featuring International renowned Brazilian

percussionist Carlinhos Brown.

Introduction by producer Lindenberg Jr.,

short lecture by a special guest, plus Q &

A with local Brazilian musician Mariano

Silva just after the film screening. $5

suggest donation at the door. Host by

Santa Barbara Permaculture Networking.

* Anapamu St. between Anacapa & State

St. in downtown SB.

Sat, Feb 21, at Noon at Murphy Field

/ Near the SB Zoo – Soccer Game

Celebration with local “Brazil” playing

against local “Mexico” for the Chivas USA

trophy. Local “Brazil” will feature a few

former professional soccer players now

living in Southern California. The winner

team will receive the trophy by the

hands of the Chivas USA Girls. A family

FREE event host by Aggressive Soccer

Store. Come to watch the game and take

pictures with the Brazilian Carnaval Girls.

Sat, Feb 21, 4pm Dance-Capoeira

Workshop at Ginga Multicultural Center –

with dancer, choreographer and capoeirista,

Gracy Ferreguetti from San Diego. This

two-hour fun workshop will make you feel

“the Axe of Brazil”. The workshop explores

and incorporate contemporary dance with

movements of Orixas and all the earth

elements in addition to teach regional

and folkloric dances of Brazil. $20 includes

one FREE Acai, courtesy by O.N.E National


Events Program

for 2009

Experience. Host by Ginga Multicultural

Center. * 617 E Gutierrez St. Santa Barbara.

Sat, Feb 21, 9:30pm at Stateside

Lounge & Restaurant – Night Carnival

Bash featuring Capoeira Show by

Capoeira Batuque SB, Five Feather

Samba Dancers including the “Casa

do Samba Queen of the Drums” Diane

and the “California-Brazil Summer

Beauty” Marisa, special Afro-Brazilian

presentation by dancer Gracy Ferreguetti

and Belly Dance performance by dancer

Shani Meyer. Liive music by L.A Samba

School and special participation of

singers Lula Almeida and Flavia de Mello.

Brazilian caipirinha drink available all

night. Paid in advance by C.C and save

$2, at the door $12. For group rates and

advance tickets call (818)508-8753. Host

by Soul Brasil magazine, Stateside is

located at 1114 State St. / Figueroa St, in

downtown Santa Barbara.

Sun, Feb 22, 1:30pm, Family Afternoon

Carnival Party at Reds Café and Parking

Lot, featuring Capoeira and Samba de

Roda performances by Capoeira Santa

Barbara and guests, Live Batucada from

Casa do Samba drummers, Kids activities

such as mask making and prizes for soccer

talent game, Brazilian food and B.B.Q

available, beer & wine available inside

the Red`s Café. The Red`s is located at 211

Helena St. Santa Barbara, 93101. in the

SB funk zone. Host by Contemporanea

do Brasil Percussion Instruments. Kids

activities support by SB Solstice Parade

organization and Magali Travel Services.

* Film Synopsis & Events Up Date:

Experience a Taste of Brazil

Feb 22 nd Sun Afternoon at Red’s Café


* Feijoada * Pastel de Queijo

* Guarana * Fish Moqueca

* Bolo de Rolo * Acai

* Brazilian Hot Dog * Queijadinha

* Coconut Water

located at 211 Helena St. Santa Bárbara, CA 93101

Producer Message – Our commitment is to bring

the Brazilian Culture in different formats such

as culinary experience, film projection, lectures

and sport activities, which aggregate into the

Brazilian Carnaval weekend celebration in Santa

Barbara, give to us the opportunity to partnership

with valuable organizations year by year. In 2009,

we welcome the local non-profit organization

World Healer, the SB Summer Solstice Parade

Organization and the L.A Professional Soccer Team

Chivas USA. The word culture has many different

meanings. For some it refers to an appreciation of

good literature, music, art, and food. However, for

anthropologists and other behavioral scientists, culture is the full range of

learned human behavior patterns. To get involved, make suggestions or just

to write a few words to us, email:

Special Thanks – To Our Sponsors, Contributors and Supporters:

Red’s Café

Lindenberg Jr.

Booklet/Program produced and printed by Kisuccess Media / Circulation of 2000 issues / Distribution

by Kisuccess Street Team in Ventura (25%), Santa Barbara (65%) and Santa Inez Valley (10%).



The Dancers & Instructors

Jennifer Parker – Californian, she has background in Samba, Afro-

Brazilian, Salsa, Gymnastics, Ballet, Ice Skating, Capoeira, Fire Dancing,

and since 2005 with specializes in regional dances from Brasil. After

competing for California as a regional ice-skater, she went on to cheer

and dance team and trained with salsa choreographers in CA. She

has performed with a variety styles of dance groups in the L.A area, at

Vegas Hotels, and studied dance in the samba schools in Brazil.

Diane Yakimovicz – Brazilian from Goias, she has been dancing

since was seven years old. Her passion is folk dance and one of her

greatest enjoyments, was when she represented her samba school

Mocidade Independent de Padre Miguel during a few years in the

Rio’s Carnival. Diane has danced with various dance groups in Brazil

and in California, and in 2008, she reigns as our “Queen of the

Samba Drums” in the dance competition of Casa do Samba in L.A.

Marisa Montoya – Brazilian from Parana, she is a lover of dance

and fitness. Besides the samba, she has a special passion for

Salsa. As a professional sambista, she is an of the most requested

in Southern CA. Marisa is an addict to the GYM and practices

aerobics, palates, kick boxing and lifting weights. In 2008 Marisa

was the winner for the Brazil-California Summer Beauty

Contest in Long Beach by Sambala organization.

Monica Netherly – American from Virginia, she started samba 3 years

ago with one of the most important samba instructor in California,

Maria Lane. She currently reigns as the “Queen of the Samba

Drums” for the San Diego Brazilian Day Festival. Monica, who also is a

capoeirista, adores the samba and believes it is what keeps her heart

pumping full of love. She may be an American but her heart beats the

rhythms of Brazil.

Shani Meyer – Israeli, she is a dance performer and instructor of

belly dance, jazz and samba. She became a lover of Brazilian culture

through the beautiful melodies of the Bossa Nova and dynamic

rhythms of Samba when still a teenager in her native Israel. This

“petite” beauty is a special guest dancer and capoeirista.

Gracy Ferreguetti immigrated to the US at a young age, moving to

New York with her mother and sisters. For many years studied in NY

with her master Emilia Biancardi, a renowned authority on Brazilian

folklore and Afro-Brazilian history & culture and the owner of IABAS

Dance Troupe. Gracy was also, inspired by Rosangela Silvestre, another

renowned dance authority, who performed and choreographed for

IABAS, and her musician father. Ten year ago, she moved to San Diego

and incorporated capoeira and percussion in her curriculum. This

multi-talented artist is a capoeirista, percussionist, dancer and choreographer, and recently has

created the Dance-Capoeira technique using movements of Brazilian dance, along with classic

& modern dance plus capoeira moves.

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the people are alternative

and from all ages,

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came up years later at the Paseo Nuevo

Mall -

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locker rooms with showers. The academy

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Also in Ventura (805)850-8801

Aggressive Soccer is the store where

you can find a full line of soccer materials

including the best brands of the market

Community Supporters

such as Nike, Adidas and Pumas

in competitive prices. For 14 years

doing business at the store on 720 Milpas

St (805)963-4919, now for better serve

you, also on 5756 Calle Real in Goleta


Jensen Guitar

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a best selection of guitars from L.A to

S.F. It is your music store for accessories,

repairs, lessons and rentals, To better

serve you, in three locations: (805)687-

4027 for 2830 De La Vina, SB; (805)934-

8687 for 1130 E. Clark Ave, Santa Maria

or (805)686-0080 for 435 Second St,

Solvang, CA /

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The Musicians, Capoeiristas and Special Guests

Lula Almeida is a multi-talent artist born in Salvador, Bahia.

A singer and recognized Brazilian percussionist, he can be

considerer a “show man” for his performance on stage and

ability with this “pandeiro”. Lula has been playing in the last

two decades in many places around the world, from Brazil to

U.S., from Mexico to China, and also performed in several Las

Vegas Hotel shows.

Flavia de Mellow is a truly gifted artist: a singer/songwriter

and dance/choreographer, she also plays piano, guitar,

and percussion. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Flavia has been

performing extensively throughout Europe, Asia and

the Americas. She has played/composed with renowned

international artists Antonio Adolfo, Berry Wedgle, Elza

Soares, Oscar Castro-Neves and Moacir Santos.

Casa do Samba Batucada is something unique and

means “the place where Samba lives”. Their directors

and musicians are considerer as the pioneers in this

same activity outside of Brazil, especially for already

having a long history of public performances

through the first Samba school of Los Angeles -

Mila Samba School. They play the authentic samba

carioca from”batucada” to “samba enredo” (the music of carnaval in Rio) and have

as drummers leaders masters Israel Ferreira and Sydney Lisboa.

Mariano Silva was born in Salvador, BA, Brazil and lives in Santa

Barbara since 2001. He shares with the community the gift that

he inherited from his ancestors by uplifting and empowering

the youth and adults as a master in drumming, capoeira, dance

and choreography. * Capoeira Batuque SB group.

Daniel Chin was born in Santos, SP, Brazil, and moved to

Santa Barbara in 2000. He is a full time capoeira teacher

and nowadays teaches around 200 kids in the SB County

area including a low-income program at his academy Ginga

Multicultural Center. * Capoeira Sul da Bahia SB group.

* Also Christine Di Stefano – former KCSB radio “Tudo Bem Show” host, as DJ on Saturday Night,

and Pyata Penedo – percussionist and leader vocalist of Beleza Pura band as special guest DJ

on Sunday Afternoon.

SB Permaculture Networking is an

educational non-profit since 2000

and have team up with the SB Brazilian

Carnaval Cultural and with OPA,

an organization of Permaculture & Art

with office in Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil.

In 2008, their board of directors visited

Brazil for the 8 th International Permaculture

Conference. They sponsor

the film screening & lecture on Friday

night -

WorldHealer Inc is

a non-profit organization

that promotes


health and community


for underprivileged

individuals improve

their life. They created

“Studio”, pilot

projects in Brazil,

Cuba and Italy, and are currently

carrying out “Estudio”- the Brazil

project. To know more and get involved


Solstice Parade

SB Solstice Parade

is the largest

single-day event

in Santa Barbara

County, and starting

this summer

2009, coming up with an extra day event

at the Alameda Park. Plan ahead for June

19 th & 20 th . Starting this year, they partnership

in activities and support the Annual

Brazilian Carnaval having a booth

Community Supporters

for kids with fun art projects on Sunday

Feb. 22 nd and spread the word. Solstice

has always enjoyed a large contingent

of Brazilians in their parade and in

the Festival entertainment program -

KCSB 91.9 Radio is a

community radio from

the UCSB and has been

support us during the

last four years. Thanks to Ted and the

entire radio staff. To know more about

KCSB radio and their alternative schedule/program

log on

Lillys Taqueria

is an authentic


place serving

delicious “tacos al vapor”. The taqueria

has a friendly service, harmonic environment

and a great variety of tacos

such as asada, adobada and lengua

(tongue). If you like tacos, this is a place

to go! * 310 Chapala St., Santa Barbara,

93101 – (805)966-9180

Cold Heaven is a Santa

Barbara County Winery

producing Viogniers, Pinot

Noir and Syrah. These

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in California and develop nicely in

bottle, some drinking fresh up to 5 years,

atypical of most California Viogniers. Cold

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Brazil’s Carnival

Hot Spots

Rio de Janeiro

The modern Brazilian Carnival finds

its roots in Rio de Janeiro in the

1830’s, when the city’s bourgeoisie

imported the practice of holding balls

and masquerade parties from Paris. It

originally mimicked the European form

of the festival, over time acquiring elements

derived from African and Amerindian

cultures. During the Carnival, a

fat man is traditionally elected to represent

the role of “Rei Momo”, the “king” of


Internationally, Rio is considered the

national Brazilian Carnival symbol. Organized

and impromptu celebrations

is everywhere, but the Samba School

Parade with many groups and floats,

drummers and dancers in glittering,

sequined, feathered costumes in front

of your eyes is a must in lifetime. It is

like watching Las Vegas on wheels.

Premier and legendary samba schools

like Mangueira. Salgueiro, Portela, Beija-Flor

and Mocidade Independente

energize the crowd and brought them

to their feet when they start sing they

samba enredo (theme song).

Rio de Janeiro

But Bahia with their frenetic rhythms

including samba-reggae and afoxé,

plus Pernambuco with their unique

Frevo style and Maracatu Afro rhythms

has been taking for a while part of the

“carnival cake”. In both cases Carnival is

a time for total participation. City residents

and visitors dance together until

dawn. This openness makes Bahia and

Pernambuco Carnival different from

Rio and other celebrations in Brazil.

In Bahia on the second part of the

19 th century, the black population celebrated

the days of carnival in its own

way, highly marked by African-Yoruba

characteristics, dancing in the streets


playing Afro instruments. By the 70’s,

three main types of carnival groups

developed in Bahia: Electric Trios, Blocos

Afros and Afoxés. Electric Trios are

characterized by an adapted truck with

giant speakers with a platform where

musicians play Afro style song with the

inclusion of electric guitars and other

acoustic instruments. Enthusiastic folks

follow the trucks singing and dancing.

Blocos Afros were influenced by the

black pride movement in the USA, independence

movements in Africa, and

reggae music that denounced racism

and oppression. The groups inspired a

renewed pride in African heritage. The

Blocos Afros entities formed especially

during carnival which parade in the

streets, dressed uniformly according to

a theme. The afoxés are special blocos

formed by people who belong to Candonblé


Pernambuco for a while has been

recognized as a hot spot for the street

carnival celebrations in the capital Recife

as well small cities as Olinda, Bezerros

and Nazaré da Mata. In the historic

city of Olinda (declared by Unesco as

historical and cultural heritage of mankind)

the celebrations starts one week

earliest and the attractions is the many


carnival groups with funny names such

as: “Tell me you Love me, Damn it”,

“The Midnight Man” - with a famous giant

dancing doll that leads the group,

“Crazy Lover” and “Olinda’s Underpants”

among others). In Bezerros, the carnival

start ten days earliest with the formal

Municipal Ball on Wednesday followed

in the wee hours of morning by the

“Wake Up Bezerros” revelry, when revelers

leave their homes to celebrate in

their pajamas or other nightwear. Still

on the previous week, there is a Fellinilike

“Pedalando o Papangú” for masked

bike riders. Fat Tuesday there is a lively

soccer match where all of the players

must wear masks. Bezerros is the land

of “Papangús” or “Masquerades”. In Nazaré

da Mata you will find the original

Afro-Brazilian unique rhythmus of Maracatu.

The freedom to party in the streets is

a unique experience for all and in special

for those that are not Brazilians. It

seemed like the whole city had come to

a stop to join in the spirit of Carnaval.

* For your next trip to Brazil we

recommend you to call our travel

consultant Magali D’Souza at


Salvador / Bahia





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