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Yemanja Arts Festival 2024

Berkeley, Feb 17th – San Francisco, Feb 18th – Santa Cruz, Feb 25th

Poster of the Yemanja Festival 2022

A unique three-night performing arts festival celebrating the spirit of Yemanjá: the Yoruban deity/orixá that represents the ancient, essential, and beautiful nature of water.

Inspired by the original Festa de Yemanjá celebrated in Bahia, Brazil, and the resilience of African spiritual practices across the americas, the Yemanjá Arts Festival brings together master artists and young faces from across the Bay Area, Brazil and Cuba.

Diverse interpreters of traditional and modern art forms from the African diaspora that pay homage to Yemanjá/Iemanjá/Yemoja/Yemayá through their respective popular folkloric, contemporary and spiritual traditions.

This year presenting new works by Elisio Pitta (guest performer) and choreographers from Bahia, Brazil Rosangela Silvestre and Nildinha Fonseca. Also featuring performances by Arenas Dance Company.

Past Yemanja Festivals

Poster of the Yemanja Festival 2022
Poster of the Yemanja Festival 2022
yemanja festival flyer 2022 - Brazilian festival
yemanja festival flyer 2020 - Brazilian festival

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