Join BloomBars and the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup Group for a film in honor of Carnaval season in Brazil!
Film: Samba On You Feet
When: March 11,[masked]:00 PM
Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
Samba On Your Feet (2006, 52 min), by Eduardo Montes-Bradley – goes behind the scenes of Samba and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to reveal the cultural clash that gave birth to a new tradition in South America.
This lively film goes traces the history of the samba and carnival world in Rio de Janeiro to reveal how the cultural clash of African and European cultures gave birth to a new tradition in Brazil. The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves’ beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic and Indian influences centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture.
Our screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by DC-based, Brazilian dance instructor & performer, Zezeh Ilheuma (aka Zezeh Brazil). http://www.zezehbrazil.com/
The Venue: http://www.bloombars.com
Facebook RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/samba-rsvp2
PARKING: Street parking on 11th Street and on adjacent streets. (Be careful not to park @ Residential-Only spots). Consider arriving early and taking advantage of two nearby parking garages: *14th St near Target and BestBuy, and *Park Rd next to Giant Foods. Also, there's the Columbia Heights METRO Station on 14th Street.
PLEASE NOTE - BloomBars is a community-arts space not a restaurant or bar, so other than popcorn, no food is served. It does not have its own parking lot, so we encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the 2 nearby garages or the Metro station, as described above. Thank you!