Carnaval SF is Many Things


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For over 20 years I’ve been making a pilgrimage to San Francisco’s Carnival Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. It is a celebration of many things. Naturally it is inspired by carnival in places like Brazil and has the signature samba music and bikini clad dancers. But it’s so much more. Music and dance are at the cornerstone of this festival expressing traditions from around the world that stretch back far into history.

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Carnival or carnaval rather (Spanish/Portuguese spelling) in San Francisco showcases a wide variety of people from different walks of life and cultures. As it should since most Latin countries celebrate some form of carnaval including Italy and European colonized locales like Trinidad and Tobago.

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At San Francisco Carnaval kids dance and play drums. Garbage (Recology) and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) workers take part. Many countries from Latin America are represented and it becomes a celebration of cultures…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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