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After last summer's smash extravaganza, we return with the next installment: Saravá! Lush Carnival, a special event at the House of YES presented by Brasil Summerfest, the premier Brazilian contemporary music & arts festival in partnership with Group .BR, New York’s only Brazilian theater company.
This will be New York's ultimate 2019 carnival experience and in true Brazilian fashion: the party begins in the day and heads into the night. The event features special DJs, live samba and maracatu, carnival installations and performances, blocos and frozen caipirinhas by our friends at LEBLON Cachaça.
(São Paulo, Brazil)
São Paulo based DJ is known for his eclectic mixes, edits and superb production work. Praised by DJs like François K and Gilles Peterson, Tahira has toured the world over and is a master at blending different genres and eras from Brazil: traditional rhythms like maracatu, coco, carimbó with electronic beats for the dancefloor.
DJ and production duo Gaspar Muniz and Deo Jorge have been tearing up dance floors in clubs like Output and Le Bain and have garnered fame with their Onda party during Rio de Janeiro carnival. Ready to release an EP of Brazilian edits, Deøgaz mixes deep cuts of Afro Brazilian dance grooves.
Known for his Brazilian Beat parties in the heydays of Black Betty, Greg Caz is a Brazilian music connoisseur and one of the main Brazilian party rockers in the city. Expect carnival classics (marchinhas), forró, samba and a tons of surprises.
Rio de Janeiro native, Gui Machado is a visual artist and DJ. Mostly operating in the underground world, his exceptional DJ sets journey everything from tropicalia to samba.
Live music performances by Maracatu New York Northeastern percussion and Fogo Azul New York City, all female samba group.
DJ Tahira • Greg Caz
Deøgaz • Gui Machado
Performances • Puppets
by Group .BR
Andressa Furletti • Debora Balardini
Fabiana Mattedi • Gio Mielle
Patricia Oliveira • Krintin Rion
Adding to the artistic feeling from House of Yes, the party will have a theatrical approach to Brazilian culture that has been the company’s signature, featuring performances, big puppets, and art installations inspired by the richness of the Brazilian Carnival. Hint: don't miss our greetings and offerings at the party's first hour.
Partygoers are invited to add to the mix by proposing to bring their own "bloco de carnaval", a group of people offering some form of entertainment to the crowd, being through music, dance or play - a big carnival tradition. Blocos will have access to discounted tickets.
We invite everyone to gather some friends and create their own "bloco de carnaval" and be an active participant of Saravá! Lush Carnival.
Blocos de Carnaval
“If you were you, how would you be
and what would you do?”
In some Afro-Brazilian religions, Saravá is used as a mantra to invoke the force that moves nature. It can also be used as a greeting that would translate into “save your force” but also means "welcome".
Saravá! Lush Carnival is presented in partnership with Brasil Summerfest, the largest contemporary Brazilian music and arts festival in the world.
Every summer, Brasil Summerfest presents Brazilian films, workshops, parties, talks, a street fair and many musical performances.
House of Yes is known for being a temple of expression dedicated to connection, creativity and celebrating life. The collective of artists behind of the voted best venue of the northeast by the DJ Mag, believe in the creative energy of every person who enters this space, that performance, dance and art can inspire and heal us, that the world can be a better place, that weird is wonderful and that consent is essential.
YES, YOU'RE MORE CRAFTY THAN YOU THINK!
All you need is a couple of evenings having fun and savoring some Brazilian treats as you create your own mask from scratch. There will be no right or wrong, just let your creativity loose and surprise yourself with the result. Remember to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and potentially stained by paint.
• This workshop is open to all levels, no prior experience is necessary •
VERY LIMITED SPACE!
BRAZILIAN DANCE FEELINGS
FIND THE FEELING AND YOU WILL FIND THE DANCE!
Yes, we will teach you some dance steps. But before that, we will teach you the best of some of the dances from Brazil; the feeling of it. That's all you need to have great fun with some Brazilian rhythms such as Ciranda, Coco, Frevo and Samba. Come ready to have fun, to let loose, to experiment and to sweat!
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that will let you free to move.
• This workshop is open to all levels no prior dance experience is necessary •