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.
special funded Featured Video “The samba man”
Mestre Curtis Pierre
This video was made with the assistance of the New Orleans Orange consul and the city of New Orleans honorable mayor Latoya Cantrell. We would like to thank them for their contribution in helping us to continue our cultural traditions here in your audience. City-of-New-Orleans-credit-for-Community-Arts-Grant
Travel from Africa to Brasil through the universal language of rhythm and movement!
During a 1-hour performance, as many as 75 students will be able to join me on stage at different times to play Brasilian drums and dance the Samba, while interacting with the entire audience.
This is not your typical “sit and watch” type of assembly program.
My programs are uplifting, energetic, and appropriate for every age group and fully customizable. Best for school assembly groups Pre-K through 8th grade.
Being a native of New Orleans and knowing the problems that our kids face today, Curtis has adopted the same philosophy of the samba schools in Brasil in taking social responsibility for safeguarding our children and providing them with creative and challenging opportunities and experiences other than what is found in the streets. It is our desire to provide a venue for getting the community, specifically children and young adults interested in music and dance. It is important to provide them with a safe place to participate in supervised and structured activities like after school, weekends, and during the summer months.