A multi-day celebration of Indigenous and African Brazilian arts and culture.

Mint Museum Uptown
Apr 13, 2023

Event Details

The Lavagem Celebration shares, teaches, documents and archives Brazilian Indigenous (Caboclos) and Black arts culture with Charlotte communities, while cultivating a space for fellowship with dance and music workshops, cultural performances, a lavagem procession, and panel discussions. Each day offers a distinct schedule of activities. All events are free, but registration is required for classes. All ages welcome! No dance training required.

Event Schedule


6:00 p.m. Welcome and Historical Reverence

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Spirit of the Drum: African Brazilian drumming class with Jose Ricardo & Bira Monteiro

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dança Afro workshop with Nildinha Fonseca. This workshop introduces the diverse dances that come from the African nations of West and Central Africa as they reemerged in Brazil



Dec 2023