Performance by Ivo Araujo, Master Conductor and Percussionist of Manhattan Samba School with Fernando Saci, Conductor and Percussionist, Vocalist Catarina dos Santos, and percussionists and samba dancer from the Manhattan Samba School. The group performed a percussive offering to the Afro-Brazilian deity Yemanja who provides protection and bounty from the waters. They concluded the program by leading all the performers onto and off the stage for a bateria procession. This was part of Celebrating Water: A Showcase of Master Artists from the NYFA Folk Artist Development Program on May 27th, 2012 at Greenwich House Music School.
Videography: Joliana Hunter-Ellin
Production: Anna Mulé | Mulé Media