Christopher Dunn and Paulo Miguez: Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
LAL Seminar Room
The Latin American Library 7001 Freret Street, 4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia

An Informal talk by Christopher Dunn (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) and Paulo Miguez (LAL Greenleaf Fellow) on carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia, the two epicenters of carnival activity in Brazil. This is an informal talk sparked by popular demand for those who want to learn more about carnival in Brazil as we enter into the thick of Mardi Gras season here in New Orleans with the Krewe du Vieux parade the following night. The talk will be given primarily in English, will feature plenty of carnival images, and is targeted to a non-specialist audience. King cake will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Richard E. Greenleaf Endowment at the Latin American Library.