Feb 12: 18th Annual Yemanjá Arts Festival
The 18th Annual Yemanjá Arts Festival
Sunday, Feb 12th at 7pm at Dance Mission
(Also Saturday, Feb 11th at Brasarte, Berkeley)
Tickets available at
A unique performing arts festival celebrating the spirit of Yemanjá: the Yoruban deity/orixá that represents the ancient, essential, and beautiful nature of water. Inspired by the original Festa de Yemanjá celebrated in Bahia, Brazil, and the resilience of African spiritual practices across the americas, the Yemanjá Arts Festival brings together master artists and young faces from across the Bay Area, Brazil and Cuba. Diverse interpreters of traditional and modern art forms from the African diaspora that pay homage to Yemanjá/Iemanjá/Yemoja/Yemayá through their respective popular folkloric, contemporary and spiritual traditions.
This year in special tribute to our late founder Conceicão Damasceno. May we continue to uphold and expand upon her dedication to Afro Brazilian arts culture.
Aguas Doce Dance
Arenas Dance Company
Damasceno Dance Collective