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Carnival Connection

Mar 27, 2011
7 p.m.

6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

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Houston Institute for Culture Carnival Connection
A celebration of exciting Gulf Coast and Caribbean music and dance, with a screening of the film “Carnaval Dominicano”.
Carnival Connection explores the customs and historic relationships between carnival traditions in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Gulf Coast. An exciting performance of Dominican folkloric dance and Brazilian samba music will follow a screening of "Colores del Carnaval Dominicano" by Rubén Durán and Donna Pinnick, who have documented carnival traditions in the Dominican Republic for the past three years.
Bateria Terceira Costa, JAKS Dance, and Kalunga N'golo will present three forms of Brazilian Samba: Samba de Roda, Samba Reggae, and Batucada.
Samba de Roda is a form of dance and music that was developed in the late 19th century by Afro-Brazilians in the state of Bahia. Kalunga N'golo will present Samba de Roda on the traditional capoeira instruments, including the bow-like "berimbau."
Samba Enredo and Batucada are forms of Samba associated with Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Bateria Terceira Costa, will be joined by JAKS Dance in a presentation including the drumming and movements of Samba. Chris Howard has studied Samba in Houston and Rio and will lead Bateria Terceira Costa in a presentation.
Samba Reggae is a slower form of samba, influenced by reggae and Bob Marley in the black pride movement in Brazil. Ilya Janos has studied Samba Reggae in New York from Dende of the world-renowned group Timbalada and will be leading Bateria Terceira Costa in a Samba Reggae.
Traditional dance of the Dominican Republic will be presented by Raices Dominicanas and the Alianza de Organizaciones Dominicanas en Texas.
Carnival Connection is the culmination of a series of related cultural exchange events, lectures and workshops presented by artisans, musicians, dancers and folklorists. Carnival Connection is organized by Houston Institute for Culture with the support of Houston Community College-Central Campus, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.
Produced by Houston Institute for Culture

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