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Mardi Gras Meets Carnaval III

Levantamos’ inaugural fundraiser took place on February 5, 2004 with the theme “Mardi Gras Meets Carnaval.” All of the activities, a capoeira performance, an orixá dance performance, samba, and a Louisiana second line, exhibited the best of what Mardi Gras and Carnaval have to offer and celebrated the ties that bind Brazil and the United States.

Fast forward to 2016, and we are celebrating our third Mardi Gras Meets Carnaval with a screening of the film, “Samba and Jazz” by Brazilian filmmaker Jefferson Mello, with a Q&A with the filmmaker. All profits will be used to fund Levantamos’ 2017 exchange program that will bring Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs to the United States and partner them with business people located in the United States.

Jefferson Mello’s film embodies Levantamos: It celebrates the ties that bind Brazil and the United States. Together, we rise!

Date: November 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Navy Memorial

Tickets will be available to purchase on-line starting on July 15, 2016.

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