Ninth annual Carnaval celebration comes to campus

Author: Arts and Letters


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

This year’s Carnaval, a Brazilian celebration of Mardi Gras, will feature professional Brazilian dancers performing and teaching dance steps, as well as the samba and ax 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 the Chicago area for more than 16 years.

Carnaval is co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, Office of International Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures’ Program in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, International Student Services and Activities, La Alianza, Brazil Club and La Fuerza at Saint Mary’s College.

Contact: Kelly Roberts, Kellogg Institute, 574-631-9184,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on January 29, 2007.