From 16 to 18 February, a celebration of the Brazilian and Jamaican arts scene is happening with a slew of dance and percussion workshops at Aliwal Arts Centre, and a party at The Projector
It’s no secret that Singapore’s a melting pot of cultures, but to hear of a festive Brazilian and Jamaican invasion that’s parading through the Aliwal area this month? Now that’s something that’s knocking our socks off.
From 16 to 18 February, the reggae-dabbling folks from Singapore Dub Club are teaming up with world music collective, Global Grooves, for a slew of exciting samba and reggae dance and percussion workshops at Kampong Glam’s Aliwal Arts Centre.
Whether you’re a first-timer looking to give Brazilian dancing a whirl or you’re an expert with your moves down pat, you’re sure to find a groovy dance workshop catered to your level – in a cool twist, intermediate samba dancers will even get to perform at the after-party! Budding musicians will have plenty of opportunities to flex their percussion passion as well, with Leon Patel and Eraldo De Sa Marques spearheading the Pan-Brazilian-style masterclasses.
And topping off this smorgasbord of vivacious music and dance activities is an after-party that’s completely free to boot. Held at The Projector, this rowdy jamboree lets you party in true Brazilian carnival-style with a line-up that features artistes and DJs likes MAS1A, Reggae Remedy, Rumshot and Ras Irie.