Loco Bloco will appear in SF's Carnaval 2005 with partner
organizations Community Bridges Beacon,
Mission Girls Services and Leonard
Flynn Elementary, and participating groups Precita
Center, Columbia Boys and Girls Club, Windsor Bloco, and
after school programs at Horace Mann Middle School, John
O'Connell High and Alvarado Elementary.
Loco Bloco's choice of theme for Carnaval 2005, "Regeneracion",
reflects our vision of bringing balance to our relationship
with Mother Earth, and healing her wounds caused by the
chemical poisoning of the land, water and air, the rapid
depletion of the protective ozone, the massive destruction
of the world's forests and animals. We believe that the
first step in creating the new is to envision it. Join us in
this outpouring of passion, color, hope and dreams!
St. Room 19 San Francisco, CA 94114
Bloco's dance and choreography represent a fusion of Afro Brazilian, West
African, Hip- Hop and Cuban traditions.
Executive director Jose Carrasco
(upper left below) Artistic director Heather Watkins (shown lower left below)
Musical Director Pedro Gomez Costume designers Christina Allen, Heather Watkins,
& Jasmin McLain are all key contributors to this very special phenomenon which
serves mainly low-income youth.
Bloco has participated in Carnaval since 1994, beginning as a volunteer led
class for kids in the Mission district. Growing steadily until 2001 when they
became the parades largest with over 250 contingent participants. They have won
the Grand Prize in 2001, 2002 & 2004. (The 25th silver anniversary there was no