Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Carnaval San Francisco boasts a night of #Shine

March 28--San Francisco, CA - BRAVA Theater
      The 2015 launch of the Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen competition was a FULL house filled with various contingents from throughout the Bay Area, South Bay and Peninsula, bejeweled with Carnaval Royalty past  and legends present. The evening was filled with alegria as 16 contestants put forth their best presentation in hopes of gaining the crown. Cultural dances from Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago with popular Salsa combos, to Carioca foot works and dare one Vogue! Live Drums filled the Theater with Batala San Francisco and Carnaval Producer Roberto Hernandez commanded the crowd's attention chanting "no eviction" in the Mission. 
I was particularly impressed by the grace, form and poise of CUICACALLI an international cross-cultural dance-arts educational institution as their Mexican folcloric presentation was elegant delivering Dance quality ever so poised by its youth. Applauso to the Directorship of Jesus "Jacoh" Cortes, and loved seeing Sistas-wit-Style dance with such pride and vigor a national Caribbean folk dance steeped in West African traditions -- Bélé. A major congrats to Carnaval San Francisco organizers, Volunteers, contestants and community with a grand salute to our new Carnaval Royalty. See quick pix below and wanna see more?! see nzoCALIFA Flickr album [click link] Que' Viva Carnaval! ~R. Califa

March 2015 King & Queen competition Carnaval SF -

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