Liverpool Central Library
William Brown Street
0151 233 3069
Batala Mersey drumming band collaborate with Brouhaha International to present a series of three hands-on workshops, each followed by carnival performances and processions to allow audiences the opportunity to understand and experience Brazilian carnival culture.
Traditional Carnival Mask Workshop
16:00 — 18:00
‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor. Reflect upon self-transformation in the spirit of carnival and masquerade, and then join in with the parade wearing your brand-new mask.
Batala Carnival Parade
18:30 — 19:00
Starting at Steble Fountain, Batala Mersey play a traditional Bahian repertoire from north east Brazil and will parade around St George’s Plateau, with the audience following in traditional carnival style.
19:00 — 20:00
‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor. Create your own mask inspired by the origins of carnival culture.
Batala Mersey on the Picton Steps
20:15 — 20:45
A high energy percussive performance, the sound of which will make you want to move.
Animal Forms Mask Workshop
21:00 — 22:00
‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor.
22:30 — 23:00
Decoding the percussive texture of the Batala rhythms through the use of light. See the beat of each drum in colour to visually interpret the music, creating a multi-sensory experience. Digitally animated horses will add to the texture of the visual display.