Ninth annual Carnaval celebration comes to campus



The spirited music and dance ofBrazilwill come to the University of Notre Dame when the Kellogg Institute for International Studies presents its ninth annual Carnaval celebration Feb. 9 (Friday) at8 Notre Dame’s South Dining Hall.The event is free and open to the public.

This years Carnaval, a Brazilian celebration of Mardi Gras, will feature professional Brazilian dancers performing and teaching dance steps, as well as the samba and axé music of Chicago Samba , which features Brazilian musicians who have performed together for more than eight years. The band is under the direction of Moacyr Marchini, who has been playing in theChicagoarea for more than 16 years.

Carnaval is co-sponsored by Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies, Office of International Studies, Department of Romance Languages and LiteraturesProgram in Portuguese&Brazilian Studies, International Student Services and Activities, La Alianza, Brazil Club and La Fuerza at Saint Marys College.

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* Contact: * _Kelly Roberts, Kellogg Institute, 574-631-9184,

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