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Living Cultures: Brazil

Living Cultures Brazil

Thank You to the sponsors, volunteers, supporters, and everyone who attended Living Cultures: Brazil – a lively evening of food and family-friendly fun celebrating the culture of Brazil:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

7:00-10:00 pm

Valley High School 

3650 Woodland Avenue in West Des Moines

Brazilian DancersFor this event, CultureALL collaborated with the Brazilian Cultural Center, members of Central Iowa’s Brazilian community, and a team of volunteers representing many cultures to create an exciting evening of Brazilian culture that included:

  • Live musical performances by the Brazilian 2wins and Choro Moingona
  • Theatrical presentation of Bumba Meu Boi, a popular Brazilian folktale
  • Demonstrations of Capoeira  – a popular Brazilian martial arts/dance  – led by Fitness Connections
  • Vibrant regional dance performances by Brazilian Moves
  • Exhilarating instructor-led Brazilian dances that everyone can join in
  • Wholesome, flavorful Brazilian Bites
  • Cultural Discovery Experiences for all ages

We’ll be providing more highlights and photos from the event in the coming weeks.  Visit this page again for updates.

Join our event e-mail list to be the first to know about our next Living Cultures event.

Why Brazilian Culture?

Brazil has a diverse, varied, and lively culture, yet many Iowans have limited knowledge of the country and its people. Central Iowa has a growing and enthusiastic Brazilian population.  They are eager to share their culture with the rest of our community.

Living Cultures: Brazil provided a unique opportunity to learn something about another culture through a shared experience with real people from that culture. It was a celebration where people of many different cultures come together in the spirit of friendship and community. It was also a fantastic, family-friendly party, as well as a fundraiser for CultureALL.

In 2016, our Bollywood Ball, celebrating the fusion of cultures showcased in India’s Bollywood film industrywas one of Des Moines’ most talked about community events. Living Cultures: Brazil had the same energy and spirit as the Bollywood Ball, with a uniquely Brazilian flair in a relaxed, family-friendly venue.

As with the Bollywood Ball, all proceeds from this event benefit CultureALL’s K-12 education programs

Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Principal Financial Group - logo  Advanced Technologies Group Sammons Financial Group
Aureon Marcia & Rick Wanmaker Grinnell College
Homesteaders Life  Meredith Corporation Veridian Credit Union
Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation Des Moines Area Community College Atul & Sherry Gupta
Danne & Mindy Jones Dennis Kelly Dr. Sachiko & Dick Murphy
Mercy Medical Center Schabel Solutions  World Financial Group
Jacqueline L Pullen & Richard L Pullen  Zumi Collection


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