"A Mass Affirmation of Peace"
is the 2003 Theme for
Carnaval San Francisco's 25th Anniversary Season
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Join In!  These 53 groups want to share the Carnval spirit with you and invite your participation. Even if your not ready or too late to parade in costume you can still help with their monumental productions in many ways. Carnaval wants you!
3NI Productions
Theme: Fruits of the Nile Precious Gems"
Contact: Judy Lawrence
www.3niprod.com
judy91792@yahoo.com
Abada Capoeira Afro-Brazilian Performance Group
Grand Champions 2001 & 2002.
Tradition: Brazilian.
Theme: O Berimbau Pede Paz (My Berimbau Asks for Peace)
Contact: Sara Breselor, Project Manager
www.abada.org
info@abada.org
Academicos da Estrada Real
Tradition or Theme: Rio de Janeiro Carnaval and dance & music of the Candomble
Josephine Morada, Artistic Director
ilocanasul@aol.com
All Ah We
Tradition or Theme: Afro-Caribbean
Suzanne Ludlum, Executive Director
www.allahwe.org
carnival@allahwe.org
hotropic@sirius-mail.com
Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble
Tradition: Brazilian
Maria A. Sousa, Manager
www.aquarela.com
info@aquarela.com
stefan@aquarela.com
Asociacion Cultural KANCHIS
Tradition: Peruvian Dance Group
Miguel R. Sanchez
koskoinca@hotmail.com
Ating Tao
Tradition or Theme: Filipino percussion group specializing in music from the Southern Philippines called Kulintang.
Danilo Begonia, Director
dbegonia@sfsu.edu
Baby Buggy Brigade
Theme: Going on a Jungle Safari.
Milanda Moore, Artistic Director
milanmoo@aol.com
Batu Pitu
Traditional: Multinational
Theme: "Quien mato a los pescados?" (Who Killed the Fish?)
Kip Farris, Director
kip88@earthlink.net
Birds of Paradise
Theme: Passaros Da Paz (Birds of Peace)
Alex Saporetti, Artistic Director
www.birdssf.com
alexsaporetti@attbi.com
birds@birdssf.com
Bolivia Andina Caporales
Tradition or Theme: Caporales
Tomas & Raquel Tarifa, President
rnj93@aol.com
Bolivia Corazon De America
Theme: Caporales
Alvaro F Salinas
asalinas@pacbell.net
Buena Vida Salsa Club
Theme: "Unidos Bailamos" (United We Dance)
Marlon Mayorga, Coordinator
naturalhigh93@hotmail.com
Buena Vista Elementary School
Theme: Imagen la Paz (Imagine Peace). Contingent of Elementary school children
Debra Murov, Coordinator
murov@batnet.com
Cape Verdean West Association
Tradition or Theme: Cape Verdean
Dominga Payne, President
domingafrommass@earthlink.net
igwaite@juno.com
CCSF African Ensemble
Theme: Celebrating the Folklore and Philosphy of Africa
S. Kwaku Daddy, Director
www.skwaku.com
skwaku@skwaku.com
redvega@yahoo.com
Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club
Theme: Peace for Mother Earth
Jessica Sorwards, Art Director
superlil2000@yahoo.com
Conjunto Folklorico Viva Panama
Theme: Centennial Extravaganza in celebration of 100 years of Independence
Grace Casey, Director
mamagrande@aol.com
Dance Kaiso
Tradition: Caribbean (Trinidad) Theme: "Make Art Not War"
Robin Frey & Wilfred Mark
home.earthlink.net/~dkaiso/
dkaiso@earthlink.net
wilfredmk@hotmail.com
Diamo Coura West African Dance Company
Traditional West African music, dance, theater, and culture.
Zak and Naomi Diouf, Directors
www.DiamanoCoura.org
DiamanoC@aol.com
Escola de SambAsia
Tradition: Unique blend of Brazilian and Japanese Taiko Music and Dance.
Theme: Neighborhood Bridges
Jimmy Biala and Melody Takata, Directors
jbiala7@yahoo.com
froncy@hotmail.com
Fogo Na Roupa AfroBrasilian Grupo Carnavalesco
Tradition: Brasilian. Theme: PANGEA: "One Origin"
Carlos Aceituno, Artistic Director
www.gofogo.com
fogomail@gofogo.com
vivaarts@hotmail.com
Foundation of European Carnival Cities
A Global Carnival Organization including members from 50 countries
Odessa Pegus
opegus@cs.com
Futuretrybe
Jeremy Sanders
www.futuretrybe.com
lysergik@futuretrybe.com
Flynn Elementary School
Theme: PANGEA "One Origin".
Elementary School Children Contingent
Nancy Obregon, Teacher
nancyobregon@msn.com
General Consul of Nicaragua
Tradition or Theme: Traditional Costumes, dances
and music of Nicaragua
Martiza S. Rosales Granera
Ghungroo Dance Academy
Tradition: Traditional Folk Dance from India.
Theme: Unity and Peace through Cultural Exchange
Kaka and Rani Bhatia, Co-Owner
www.ghungroodance.com
Ghungroo1@aol.com
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
Theme: Paz sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders).
Tradition: Bomba, Plena y Salsa de Puerto Rico
Armida Segrove, Carnaval Director
armidasegrove@yahoo.com


Ile Aiye / Brasarte
Tradition or Theme: Brilliance of Bahia, it's culture and traditions!
Conceicao Damasceno
www.brasarte.com
Islands of Fire
Theme: World Festival.
Tradition: Caribbean
Tomi Seon
www.islandsoffire.org
info@islandsoffire.org
dancertnt@aol.com
James Lick Middle School
Tradition or Theme: Al Ritmo del Caribe!
Gladys Dalmau, Coordinator
www.sfusd.edu/schwww/sch634/jlms.html
gladysdalmau@hotmail.com
Jouvay.com
Theme: ReJouvayNation.
Tradition: Caribbean
Maya Trotz
www.jouvay.com
matrotz@stanford.edu
info@jouvay.com
Loco Bloco Drum & Dance Ensemble
Grand Champions 2001 & 2002
Jose Carrasco, Director
www.locobloco.org
papa40j@hotmail.com
loco_bloco@hotmail.com
Los Matlachines
Mariano Tapia
Mara-Reggae
Tradition: Brazilian/American.
Theme: Existence
Mestre Wilson Low & Rhonda S. Low
Artistic Director
marareggae@msn.com
Mas Makers Massive
Theme: Nature's Colors.
Tradition: Caribbean
Stephen & Colleen Tiffenson
masmakers@hotmail.com
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Jennie Rodriguez, Exective Director
www.missionculturalcenter.org
jermccla@pacbell.net
Isabel_Barraza@doj.ca.gov
Mixcoatl Anahuac
Tradition or Theme: Aztec Dancers
Francisco Duran, Director
Norcal Waste Systems - Sanitary Fill
Gwendolyn Smith
murane@norcalwaste.com
Nupur Dance Company
Nilu
webmail@nupurdanceco.com
Omulu Capoeira
Carlos Aceituno
www.omulu.org
One Race Different Colors / Educational Excellence
Honor Roll Students, Arlene Ackerman, Co-Grand Marshall.
Theme: Unity
Jim Queen, Coordinator
Oya Nike
Theme: Healing.
Tradition: African
Ruben Texidor, Director
Quimbanda
Tradition: Afro-Brazilian.
Theme: "Felicidade"
Kate Ramsey, Admininstrative Assistant
kaycheeramz@hotmail.com
Raices Cubanas
Tradition: Afro-Cuban.
Theme: "De los Cabildos al Carnaval"
Susana Arenas, Artistic Director
susanaarenas@hotmail.com
Samba do Coração
Tradition: Rio Style Escola de Samba
Theme: "Embaixadora do Samba" A tribute to Carmen Miranda
Contact Information:
Mary Dollar and Fernando de Sanjines, Artistic Directors
Mailing Address:
Samba do Coração
Attn. Mary/Fernando
P.O. Box 881752
San Francisco, CA 94188-1752
www.sambadocoracao.com
docoracao@aol.com
Sambao Paro o Povo
Tradition: Brazilian.
Theme: Samba California
Glenn Evans, President
www.sambao.org
glenn_evans45@hotmail.com
Sambao@musicishealing.com
San Francisco Taiko Dojo
Traditional & Contemporary Japanese drumming
Ryuma Tanaka
www.taikodojo.org
taikodojo@earthlink.net
Socaribbean International
Tradition or Theme: Caribbean Cultural Organization representing Trinidad & Tobago.
Theme: "Together As One"
Clint Copeland
www.socaribbean.com
socaman@pacbell.net
Tales of the Seven Seas
Tradition or Theme: Pirate Reenactors
Claire Britton-Warren
www.talesofthesevenseas.com
talesofthesevenseas@hotmail.com
Ultra Gypsy
Jill Parker, Director
www.ultragypsy.com
jill@ultragypsy.com
West Coast Lion Dance Troupe
Tradition: Chinese Lion Dance
Anthony Shiu, Director
www.geocities.com/wcldt
westcoastlion@hotmail.com
Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteka
Tradition: Traditional Dances from ancient Mexico City
Miguel A. Martinez, Director
miguel_martinez@atce.com

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