Carnaval San Francisco 2018

In response to Carnaval San Francisco’s 40th anniversary theme, “Roots of Carnaval / Raíces del Carnaval,” Batalá San Francisco commemorates the Afro-Brazilian roots of samba reggae. As the Bay Area’s contingent of the international drumming organization with over thirty sister groups scattered over the world, we honor the cultural legacy that grounds us in the Afro-Brazilian heritage of Salvador, Bahia. We take pride in the hands of diverse colors that activate our drums and fill the air with vibrating rhythms. And we celebrate our red hearts that beat in global unison.

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