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Victor V
2420 N street
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the project

We are a collection of Sacramento-based artists who specialize in Afro-Brazilian drumming and dance. We regularly perform at festivals and other events throughout the region. With this project, we plan to organize two days of intensive drumming and dance workshops taught by Sacramento-based artists as well as teachers coming from out of town for the event. Workshops will be open to both beginners and experienced drummers or dancers who want to take their skills to the next level and gain exposure to new styles. In addition to participating in drumming and dance workshops, participants will have the opportunity to make their own drum and performance costume that they will get to keep. The experience will culminate in a public performance at the Brazilian Center located in Midtown.

Workshops topics include drumming and dancing to the rhythms of ijexa, afoxe, forro, frevo, puxada de rede, samba de roda, samba, and maculele. All workshops will take place at the Brazilian Center at 2420 N Street in Midtown. A schedule is forthcoming.

the steps

Advertise and fundraise -- October 7, 2022 and ongoing

Secure rental of studio space -- December 12, 2022

Purchase materials for making drums and costumes -- December 15, 2022

Finalize schedule and curriculum -- January 2, 2023

Hold workshops and performance -- January 12-15, 2023

Compensate teachers -- January 20, 2023

why we're doing it

We love Afro-Brazilian drumming and dancing and so does Sacramento! When we perform at events in the region (such as the California International Marathon, the Banana Festival, the Vegan Food Festival, and much more), it brings infectious joy and movement to the crowds. We are organizing this event in order to bring in master teachers from throughout Northern California who will teach workshops on several different styles of Afro-Brazilian drumming and dance. This will be an opportunity to gain exposure to styles that are not regularly taught in Sacramento and are generally difficult to find outside of Brazil! Don't miss this opportunity! 

This event will strengthen the existing Afro-Brazilian drumming and dance talent in Sacramento as it will be an opportunity for people already involved in these art forms to learn advanced skills and to create connections with other artists in the field. In addition, we expect the event to broaden the drumming and dance talent in Sacramento by allowing beginners to gain proficiency in basic skills through these workshops. Whether or not participants ultimately choose to perform with us or elsewhere in the future, we are excited for this opportunity to promote this cultural artform. Moreover, we see this as an opportunity to cultivate community through sharing art, food, and fun!


Disbursed budget 1/20/2022:

$6307.30 teacher compensation

$2520 supplies to make drums and costumes

$1200 space rental

TOTAL RAISED = $10,180.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $152.70


Original budget:

$6300 teacher compensation

$2520 supplies to make drums and costumes

$1200 space rental

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


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