Lineup #

Company Name

Description

0

Carnaval SF BANNER

 

1

Xiuhcoatl Danza 
Azteca

Directed by Miguel Martinez [email protected]

Aztec dancers who provide the blessing for the parade. Their 16th year in SF Carnaval parade.

2

Dance Kaiso

Directed by Wilfred Mark [email protected] OR [email protected]

Rare presentation of all-but-forgotten carnival characters.

3

Grand 
Marshal 
Float

 

4

Conjunto Folklorico Viva 
Panama

Directed by Grace Casey [email protected]

Presents a mix of beautiful European dress, grace of African drums, and mystic Indian culture.

5

Brazil Culture and Arts

Directed by Effie Milionis [email protected] OR [email protected] 


www.brazilca.com

Rio Carnaval experience. Their theme is friendship, the second family.

6

Mas Makers Massive

Directed by Stephen & Colleen Tiffenson [email protected]

7

Renacer Folklorico Bolivia

Directed by Jeanette Luthi [email protected]

Captivating addition to SF Carnaval. For 10 years, they have been prize winners in their category. Each year they present a different dance/costuming, this year is Morenada.

8

Carnaval 
King and Queen Float

Directed by Maisa Duke [email protected]

8

Carnaval King and Queen Float

Directed by Norberto Martinez [email protected] 

9

Buena Vista Elementary School

Directed by Debra Murov [email protected]
A fusion of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music and dance.

10

Academicos de Estrada Real

Directed by Josephine Morada [email protected] OR [email protected]

www.academicos da Estrada Real.com

In existence since 1985. Many accomplished musicians and dancers hail from Academicos, formerly Escola Nova de Samba. They present Rio’s Carnaval.

11

Bolivia Corazon de America

Directed by Alvaro Salinas [email protected]
They are also performing in the Ethnic Dance Festival 2002.

12

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Escuela de la Rueda

Directed by Jennie Rodriguez [email protected] OR [email protected]

13

Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble

Directed by Maria A. Sousa [email protected] OR [email protected]

www.aquarela.com

Several former Queens of Carnaval dance with Aquarela. 
A Bahia experience, with Trio Electrico.

14

Buggy Brigade

Directed by Milanda Moore 

15

Birds of Paradise

Directed by Alex Saporetti [email protected] OR [email protected]

www.birdssf.com

Focus is on dance, and costume, Rio style. A nostalgic presentation.

16

Esplendor Azteca

Directed by Gerardo Salinas 

17

Abada Capoeira, Loco Bloco and Mission Girls

Directed by Jennifer Walsh and Jose Carrasco [email protected]


www.locobloco.com
ww.abada.org

They will defend their position as Grand Prize winners 2002. 
A dynamite combo of well-known groups.

18

Future Trybe

Directed by Jeremy Sanders [email protected] 

19

Ginga Brazil

Directed by Conceicao Damasceno [email protected]


www.brasarte.com

Traditional and contemporary music, dance, and costumes.

20

MAFCU

Directed by Gerald Pearlman [email protected] 

21

Oya Nike

Directed by Ruben Texidor

Through the medium of authentic African Masquerade, Congolese drums, and belly dancers, Elegua opens the way for us all.

22

Cheapskates Productions

Directed by Dan Ransom [email protected] OR [email protected]

www.cheapskates.com

Choreographed skaters. 
Formed to perform in Carnaval SF.

23

Mara-Reggae

Directed by Rhonda Stagnaro-Low
[email protected]
 

24

Islands of Fire

Directed by Tomi Seon [email protected]

 Seven times Grand Prize winner, formerly D’Midas.

25

James Lick Middle School

Directed by Gladys Dalmau

[email protected]

 First time for this school, presenting “sabor de Cuba”

26

Antique Fire Truck

 

27

Samba do Coracao

Directed by Mary Dollar

[email protected]


www.sambadocoracao.com

These special individuals dedicated their time and energy to the major improvements we’ve seen this year in SF Carnaval. They come to the streets with Rio style parade.

28

Cape Verde West Association

Directed by Dominga Payne

[email protected]; [email protected]

 Unique upbeat music; appealing and unforgettable.

29

Fogo Na Roupa

Directed by Carlos Aceituno [email protected] OR [email protected]


Gofogo

Consistently excellent batucada and dancers. They are on fire!

30

Wise Fool Puppet Theater

 

31

Latin American Workout

Directed by Jaime Martinez
[email protected]

www.latinamericanworkout.com

Visually outstanding, they will move to Salsa music. This group is directed and powered by one of our own Carnaval Kings, Jaime Martinez

31.5

Contra Costa Salsa Big Band

Directed by Dan Buegeleisen
[email protected]

 The only Salsa big band in the bay area.

32

Sambao Paro o Povo

Directed by Glenn Evans
[email protected]
OR [email protected]

 Combining several groups of musicians and dancers, they will present Rio style carnaval, with pagode and bossa nova music.

33

Buena Vida Salsa Club

Directed by Marlon Mayorga
[email protected]

 Salsa Rueda, a hip, Cuban version of square dancing.

34

Mixcoatl Anahuac

Directed by Francisco Duran 

35

Jouvay.com

Directed by Maya Trotz
[email protected]
OR [email protected]

www.jouvay.com

General guidelines provided, but participants will have unrestricted personal statement in costume, music and dance.

36

Bay Area Boricuas

Directed by Zelideth Rivas

[email protected]

37

Super Sonic Samba School

Directed by Leonardo Francisco
[email protected]
OR [email protected]

 Three rhythms; slow funk, samba-reggae, and samba, will accompany the themes of life, death, and rebirth, with appropriate costume changes. 
They expressed eagerness to see and enjoy all our other contingents!

38

Dance A Vision

 

39

Bolivia Andina Caporales

Directed by Tomas Tarifa 
[email protected]

40

Los Matlachines

Directed by Marino Tapia
 Tropical Mexican dancers.

41

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

Directed by Armida Segrove
[email protected]
 Impressive roster of artists pooling their talents for this Plena.

41.5

Mission Education Projects

Directed by Rita Alviar

42

Bay Area Steppers

 

43

San Francisco City College

 

44

Taiko Drummers

 

46

African Drummers & Dancers

 

47

International Rhythm and Winds

Directed by Mel Pritchard [email protected] 

48

Adrian Bermudez

 

49

Drag Queens

 

50

Colombia Park Boys & Girls Club

Directed by Alex Vila
Jose "Angel"
Brambila

51

Los Nicaraguences

 

52

Norcal Waste Systems

Directed by Gwendolyn Smith

 The performance aspect of Garbage Collectors. You will be enthralled.

53

Low Rider Group 1

 

54

Low Rider Group 2

 

55

West Coast Chinese Lion Dancers

Directed by Anthony Chiu
[email protected]