Meet ADRIANA BLANCO AND JUAN PABLO BLANCO

with NC BRAZILIAN ARTS PROJECT LLC

Our mission is to enrich our community with African Brazilian movement art forms such as Samba, Capoeira, Maculelê and percussion. The NC BAP hopes to promote cultural exchange, build healthy communities, instill joy, inclusivity via the offering of community performances, professional performances, classes, workshops and events. The NC Brazilian Arts Project hopes to increase cultural exchange and community enrichment by emphasizing the social justice and the African and Indigenous roots of Samba and Capoeira. By educating ourselves on this embodied history we believe that we can foment honest discussions and practices that could support social change in the United States. The NC BAP envisions creating a culture of inclusivity while simultaneously underlining the importance of valuing the discipline required of the performance arts. We aim to promote cultural exchange and joy while simultaneously supporting the local community in exploring how the history of oppression in Brazil that led to the creation of these art forms can also be compared to the history of oppression in the United States hopefully leading to a deeper examination of how inequality can be addressed in ones’ local community. We bring this vision to life by implementing the teachings our studentship and mentorships with African Brazilian Masters, teachers and community members.

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