21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Feel it / Hear it / See it – Brazilian Carnival Culture

17:00 – 23:00

Liverpool Central Library

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

Liverpool Central Library
William Brown Street
L3 8EW

0151 233 3069

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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.


Feel It

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.


Hear It

Mask Workshop

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.


See It

Animal Forms Mask Workshop

21:00 — 22:00

‘Make and take’ workshop from Brouhaha on the ground floor.

Illuminated Rhythms

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.