The Charleston Arts Coalition Carnival: It’s a Bloco was a smashing success! Hundreds of people attended the festive event. The Charleston Arts Coalition set out to unite and inspire Charleston “creatives.” The coalition is currently gathering information to set a firm direction for the future. The coalition was created by the people and for the people and its actions will be guided by the needs of the local arts community. For anyone that wants to be heard, take a survey at: http://www.charlestonartscoalition.com/
Read my article in Charlestoncurrents.com to learn more about the organization.
The Charleston Arts Coalition, a cross-disciplinary coalition of voices aspiring to unite Charleston’s creative community, will début in its first public appearance on Friday, February 20, 2009 at a Coalition Carnival: It’s a Bloco! Festivities start at 6:00p.m. at the City Gallery at the WaterfrontPark. The event is free and open to public. Space is limited, RSVP necessary.
The first coalition event is themed around the legendary Brazilian carnival featuring art, samba imagery, a taste of Brazilian food, a brief Capoeira dance presentation by Capoeira Performance Arts as well as music by Duda Lucena & Friends. “Bloco is a celebration of the people. It is an opportunity for everyone to join together dancing, drumming, singing and parading as one unified community,” says Duda Anderson, native from Rio de Janiero. Capoeira is a uniquely Brazilian folk dance, an art form that combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. Samba is a Brazilian musical genre derived from African and European roots, which is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Brazil
The City Gallery at the Waterfront Park is located at 34 Prioleau Street in downtown Charleston. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-810-9708.