Help fund the First Annual Colorado Brazil Festival
August 2-4, 2012, the Boulder Samba School will present the first annual Colorado Brazil Fest in Boulder, CO, featuring three days of Brazilian culture immersion with music and dance performances and classes in dance, percussion, and singing.
This is the first large-scale event in Colorado dedicated to Brazilian music and dance, and we hope to establish it as a yearly event. The CBF will bring together Colorado's premier Brazilian music and dance performers and teachers, offering attendees a showcase of Brazilian arts.
The primary goal of offering this festival is to help Brazilian music and dance truly take root in Colorado, where it is already growing in popularity. During three days of full immersion, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience and appreciate a great diversity of Brazilian music and culture, discover new Brazilian art forms, meet participants who share the same passion for these art forms, and find opportunities to get involved.
The Colorado Brazil Festival will take place on August 2-4, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. Each night of the festival will feature live performances by the Boulder Samba School, Boulder's own bands Ginga and Sambadende, Corpo do Samba dance troupe, and other special guest artists and teachers. Dance, singing and percussion workshops will be held during the festival.
Selected programs and performances:
August 2-4: Brazilian music, dance, and capoeira classes for adults and children of all skill levels
Thursday, August 2: Roda de Samba concert featuring Ginga at The Laughing Goat
Friday, August 3: Samba Parade on the Pearl Street Mall with Bateria Alegria and Corpo do Samba followed by Choro and Forró music concert with Ginga at Shine Restaurant
Saturday, August 4: A finale show featuring performances by Sambadende, Ginga, Bateria Alegria, and Corpo do Sambaat The Boulder Theater
Where your money will go
Your pledge will help raise money to make the festival bigger and better, including:
-Rental fee for the Boulder Theater performance
-Additional promotion and advertising for the festival
-Funding additional workshops and classes during the festival
-Hiring photographers/videographers to document the festival
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The Boulder Samba School
Founded in 2009, the Boulder Samba School is a non-profit organization that promotes the rich heritage of Brazilian culture through music and dance performances, classes, workshops, and outreach events.
We are a growing community of professional and amateur musicians, dancers, and cultural enthusiasts who believe that Brazilian music provides a powerful vehicle for uniting people through playing, singing, dancing, and celebrating together. Our members come from widely different professional and musical backgrounds and from countries on four continents.
The Boulder Samba School offers regular community-based events, including a parade on the first Friday of every month on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder since February 2009; performances with Ginga at Boulder and Denver venues; participation in large-scale parades such as the Boulder and Denver Parade of Lights, and the Denver Gay Pride parade; participation in major community-based events including the Boulder Creek Festival and the Boulder Green Streets Festival; music and dance workshops with visiting master musicians and dancers from Brazil; and percussion performances for local non-profit organizations.
Brazilian Music and Dance
The festival will be focused on Samba music. Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia and with its roots in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Africa, and in African religious traditions. It is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. In addition to Samba, the festival will feature other popular Brazilian music styles such as forró, axé, frevo and choro.
Business and Corporate Sponsorship
This Kickstarter campaign is intended for generous individuals. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Colorado Brazil Fest, please view the sponsorship opportunities at http://coloradobrazilfest.org/sponsorship-info/.
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