Horniman’s Festival of Brazil Kicks Off With Festa Julina Starring Dona Onete

By 30 June, 2016

This summer London’s Horniman Museum & Gardens have planned an incredible line-up of Brazilian art, music, culture and festivities in what they are calling Festival of Brazil at the Horniman. From Sunday 4th July until the end of September they have an amazing array of events and exhibitions planned that will appeal to all age groups.

The Festival begins on Sunday 3rd July with Festa Julina (12pm-6:30pm), which will feature a stage of Brazilian music, dance and theatre that will have as its main attraction Dona Onete, the so-called “Grande dame of Amazonian song” who will be bringing her mix of Amazonian and Caribbean rhythms to the party. There will also be dance workshops, puppet shows, live street art, Project Morrinho and much more. Check out the Festa Julina page for more details.

This opening party will be followed by loads of activities, as well as exhibitions that will be running through the course of the summer. Here’s a little breakdown of what’s going on:

  • Festa Julina (as mentioned above)
  • Labirinto evening of contemporary dance, music and surprising installations
  • Jazz Picnics every Thursday in July featuring shows by Adriano Adewale Group, Monica Vasconcelos and the London Bossa Collective and Panorama do Choro
  • Horniman Carnival on Sunday 4th September
  • Film screenings of The Second Mother and City of God
  • Hear It Live! featuring Michael Butten on Tuesday 26 July and Adriano Adewale on Tuesday 30th August
  • Sunday Bandstand Concerts every Sunday in August featuring performances by Tonzee, Let Drum Beat, Viramundo and Pé De Jurema
  • Favela: Joy and Pain in the City photography exhibition
  • Project Morrinho model favela created in the weeks preceding the summer
  • Fauna Brazil photography exhibition
  • Brazilian Street Art created especially for the Horniman
  • Carnival in Rio exhibition of Brazilian musical instruments
  • Big Wednesdays free drop-in afternoons of storytelling, dance, crafts and film every Wednesday in August
  • Brazilian Food Garden

For full details of all of the activities go to horniman.ac.uk/get_involved/news/festival-of-brasil-at-the-horniman-summer-2016

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