FEEL IT / HEAR IT / SEE IT BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL CULTURE
17:00 – 23:00
Liverpool Central Library
Family Friendly, Participate, Performance, Streets
Batala Mersey drumming band collaborate with Brouhaha International to present a series of three hands-on workshops, each followed by carnival performances and processions to allow audiences the opportunity to understand and experience Brazilian carnival culture.
Feel It Traditional Carnival Mask Workshop
16:00 — 18:00
‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor. Reflect upon self-transformation in the spirit of carnival and masquerade, and then join in with the parade wearing your brand-new mask.
Batala Carnival Parade
18:30 — 19:00
Starting at Steble Fountain, Batala Mersey play a traditional Bahian repertoire from north east Brazil.
Spiritual Mask Workshop
19:00 — 20:00
‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor. Create your own mask inspired by Brazilian Orixas and the spiritual origins of the culture.
Batala Mersey on the Picton Steps
20:15 — 20:45
A static small band drumming performance expressing the conceptual origins of the Brazilian spirit.
Animal Forms Mask Workshop
21:00 — 22:00
‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor.
Batala Decoding (illuminated set)
22:30 — 23:00
An illuminated band performance on the library piazza featuring animal masks (made in the earlier workshops) and digitally animated horses, created to visually decode each drum in the ensemble.
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