Viver Brasil has spent twenty years using Afro-Brazilian music and dance to build a bridge between Los Angeles and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. On Friday, the company’s singers, dancers and musicians will take the stage in the Hollywood Hills at the newly renovative Ford Theatres. The performance, called “Agô Ayó – Spirits Rising”, combines samba, folkloric dances inspired by Orixás (deities found in the spiritual practice descended from Brazil’s African ancestors), choreography from Afro-Brazilian parading organizations, and a world premiere that uses music and movement to explore skin color, the African Diaspora and mixed-race ancestry.


Artistic Director Linda Yudin founded Viver Brasil with her husband, Bahian dancer and percussionist Luiz Badaró. She’s our guest this week on KUSC Arts Alive.

Hit play below to listen to our Arts Alive feature with Viver Brasil’s Artistic Director Linda Yudin.

Hit play below to listen to the extended version of part two of our Arts Alive feature with Viver Brasil’s Artistic Director Linda Yudin.

Experience the world of Viver Brasil Friday, September 22, 8:30PM at the Ford Amphitheatre. Click here for tickets.

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