Monday, October 8, 2012

PAST: FILM + ART + DRUMS: BloomScreen presents a special evening "Batalà: One Love, One Drum" featuring Live Drumming Performance, Film Screenings, Art and more at BloomBars! TUES, Oct 8th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation

BloomScreen presents: Batalà: One Love, One Drum - Live Drum Performance, Film Screenings, Art and more!

Tuesday, October 8th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested. all welcome, please give as you can  
Free popcorn and refreshments provided

Join Batalà Washington, an all female drum troupe, as they kick off their art exhibit "Batalà: One Love, One Drum" at BloomBars with a special night of film shorts and a live musical performance! If you haven't seen them perform yet, I definitely recommend this one. If you have, you know how energizing these ladies can be! 

This special event and performance will provide a unique opportunity to learn the story of Batalà Washington – an all-woman percussion band that empowers women through drumming and promotes Bahia’s dynamic music and culture.

Event Schedule:
- Presentation on Afro-Brazilian culture and music, and the creation of Batalà
- Presentation of Batalà film/video shorts
- Batalà Live Music Performance!
- Art Exhibit - guests will view exhibit and meet members of Batalà
Screenings of: 
  • A Different Drummer (2008, 6 min), by Mariana Studart – features interviews with Batalà members as they discuss performing and their experiences being part of the group.
  • Batala Washington DC - 48 Hr Music Video Project (2012, 4 min), by Nick Andersh – follows Batalà over 48 hours, through rehearsals and performances culminating with the 2012 Fiesta DC parade.
  • Dance with Batala! (2010, 2 min), by Gayle Anonuevo – documents Batalà's performance at the 2010 inaugural Washington Arts Parade and Batalà's first outreach program "Afro-Brazilian Beats and Dance with Batala" at the Riverside Community Center.
  • Cortejo Afro Carnaval 2013 (2013, 5 min), by Edgar de Souza – Since 1999, members of Batalà have performed at the Salvador Carnaval in Brazil with Cortejo Afro – this video highlights the beautiful costumes, music, and spirit of Salvador Carnaval. (Portuguese with English subtitles).
3222 11th St NW - just north of Kenyon, next door to Wonderland
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north one block on 14th, right on Kenyon, left on 11th 

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