LAVAGEM Celebration: Workshops & Performances

 Visit the Gantt on the 3rd day of Lavagem, an Indigenous and Afro-Brazilian celebration, with special dance workshops and performances, featuring a community vendor fair.

Lavagem, meaning to wash or purify in Portuguese, is an annual reflective and renewing series of ceremonious activities that the entire community can enjoy. The 4-day Lavagem Celebration is led by the Bloco Afro Ayédùn organization.

Event Schedule

Honoring of Indigenous Lands and People

10:30 am - 12 noon
Samba of the Caboclos

12 noon - 1:45 pm

2 pm - 3 pm

3 pm - 4 pm
Symbology of the Orixas

4 pm - 5 pm

Note: Although all of the LAVAGEM Celebration programs are free, participation is welcomed on a first come, first serve basis for equal access. The workshops will close to additional participants when capacity is reached. The LAVAGEM Celebration is a Charlotte SHOUT! program.

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Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 10:30am · tickets · add to calendar 2023-04-15 10:30:00 2023-04-15 13:30:00 America/New_York LAVAGEM Celebration: Workshops & Performances Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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