Mestre Curtis Pierre

Creative Artist


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This video was made with the assistance from the New Orleans Arts Council and the city of New Orleans honorable mayor Latoya Cantrell

Samba and Brasilian Percussion with 

Mestre Curtis Pierre “The Samba Man” of New Orleans

This lively and interactive program starts with the relationship of Brasil and Africa by introducing the colorful and exciting world of samba and Brasilian percussion in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and other parts of Brasil. Being a native of New Orleans, Mestre Curtis is well qualified to educate the audience about the kinship of Brasilian Carnaval and New Orleans Mardi Gras. He has a keen and clear explanation of the similarities and the differences between the two Carnaval locations.