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FIRST FRIDAY FIESTA! Sambaxé Dance Company @ MACLA // San Jose

FIRST FRIDAY FIESTA! Sambaxé Dance Company @ MACLA // San Jose

Sambaxé (pronounced: sahm-bah-shay) is a Brazilian-inspired music and dance company led by artistic director Raffaella Falchi and musical director Alfie Macias.

Their mission is to create a fun and safe environment in which to explore Brazilian dance, music, culture and tradition, through classes and the stage.

SAMBAXÉ

Sambaxé (pronounced: sahm-bah-shay) is a Brazilian inspired music and dance company, led by artistic director Raffaella Falchi and musical director Alfie Macias. Their mission is to create a fun and safe environment in which to explore Brazilian dance, music, culture and tradition, both in the classes and on the stage. It formed in 2008 as a way to continue spreading Brazilian culture through samba music and dance performances. In Brazilian culture, Axé means life force/energy. Sambaxé’s tagline is, “Dance is a celebration of Life.”

Sambaxé is a full force, energetic group of dancers that perform many styles of Brazilian dance including Samba No Pé (from Rio de Janeiro), Samba Reggae, Samba Axé, Maculelé, Samba Malandro, Afoxe, and Frevo. They also offer multi-level dance classes and workshops both nationally and internationally.

3 events today:

IN THE DMCStudio at MACLA:
First Friday Monthly Youth Showcase & Open Mic, 6-7pm
Come experience MACLA’s DMC Youth sing, MC, and perform slam poetry. Watch the public premiere of their short films, and view their insightful photography on display throughout the evening! We will have youth slam poetry, live music and a showcase of downtown San Jose, CA photography. All performances are free; no reservations or tickets required. Must be ages 13- 21 to perform in the Open Mic.

IN THE CASTELLANO PLAYHOUSE THEATER:
First Friday Fiesta with Sambaxé Dance-Company
Dance Class 8-8:30pm, Performance 8:45-10pm
Sambaxé (pronounced sahm-bah-shay) is a Brazilian-inspired music and dance company led by artistic director Raffaella Falchi and musical director Alfie Macias. Their mission is to create a fun and safe environment in which to explore Brazilian dance, music, culture and tradition, through classes and the stage.

IN THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY:
6th Chicana/o Biennial
Exhibition 7-10pm, Artist Talks 7:30pm,
Join us for our second artist talk for our 6th Chicana/o Biennial (Dec 2, 2016 – Mar 13, 2017), MACLA’s most visible and popular juried exhibition that “takes inventory of the critical edge and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art” and was co-curated by guest jurors Melanie Cervantes, artist and activist (Dignidad Rebelde), Eugene Rodriguez, artist and lecturer, and Joey Reyes, Curator of Engagement & Dialogue at MACLA. Artists exhibited in the biennial will be visiting us to discuss the meaning and influences behind their practice and artwork.

All performances are free; no reservations or tickets required. Part of South FIRST FRIDAYS.

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February 03 2017

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Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: FREE
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MACLA

510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA United States

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