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Yemanja Arts Festival 2020 // SF and Berkeley

Brasarte brings to the Bay Area the 14th annual Yemanja Arts Festival.

2 SHOWS
Feb 1st (Mission Cultural Center San Francisco)
Feb 2nd (Casa de Cultura in Berkeley).

Tickets www.BrasArte.com
Made possible with support by Berkeley Civic Arts and friends of BrasArte.

 

About:

 

Yemanja is mother of salt waters, goddess of the sea, giver of life, and patron of fishermen. This celebration originates from Yoruban traditions carried from West Africa to the Americas, but it is now embraced by migrants and travelers throughout the world who, having crossed the oceans in search for a better life, regard Yemanja as their protector.

With this festival BrasArte also honors Black History Month as it is believed that Yemanja watched over the Africans during middle passage.

This celebration offers a unique opportunity for healing across cultures and races, a chance to reach out, share and celebrate with each other. Participants will immerse themselves in joyous Brazilian music, dance, food and drinks in a beautifully decorated space filled with baskets, flowers, soaps, perfumes, sea shells, inspired in gifts traditionally offered to Yemanja.

Drummers, musicians, dancers and singers from Brazil and other parts of the African Diaspora will invoke the goddess mother, her healing beauty, and her generous and protective spirit.

Brazilian food by Sabor da Bahia and bar featuring our famous caipirinhas (Berkeley show only).

 

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February 01 2020

Details

Start: February 1 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 2 @ 9:00 pm
Cost: $22 – $28
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Venue

BrasArte

1901 San Pablo Ave,
Berkeley, California 94702, CA United States

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