Favela Rising, Film Screening and Performance by  Bembé Drum and Dance!
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Favela Rising, Film Screening and Performance by Bembé Drum and Dance!

Join Bembé Drum and Dance for a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film "Favela Rising" and a Brazilian drum and dance performance by Bembé Drum and Dance youth, with special guests Samba da Vida! Arrive at 2pm to get your popcorn and a seat! Film to start at 2:30pm and performance to follow at 4pm.

FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.

At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.

Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/5732482?fbclid=IwAR3uHcu5XGHRbY3yx5Wrm-OEQqrPcmHyaNKCYviQcT7FeG2_tjMlF3PXYoo

Tickets: $20 on Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/favela-rising-film-screening-and-performance-by-bembe-drum-and-dance-tickets-54047200632

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bembé's Journey the Atlantic

Bembé’s final showcase of the year, Journey the Atlantic, will take you on a musical journey through Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and beyond! Join us as we travel from West Africa to the countries of Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and present-day United States of America through musical tradition. This performance is an educational experience for your mind but also an incredible rhythmic experience for your body and soul! Come Journey the Atlantic with us and join Bembé youth and staff in celebrating their final performance of the school year. Special Milwaukee guest artists TBA!

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Bembé's Nochebuena Celebration!
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Bembé's Nochebuena Celebration!

Join Bembé in their third annual celebration of Nochebuena at the Café el Sol! Community parrandas/Christmas caroling will take place in the Walker's Square Park neighborhood from 6-7pm, complete with instruments and free hot chocolate. Meet in the UCC lobby, 1028 S. 9th St., by 6pm and join us as we travel through the neighborhood, singing Latin American parranda music and English Christmas carols with our intergenerational Plena band! Parrandas end at 7pm back at UCC.

Then, come in from the cold and join us for a special holiday drum & dance performance, featuring Bembé youth and professional artists, with special guests The Carlos Adames Group, in Café el Sol! Enjoy Puerto Rican, Cuban, Colombian, Dominican and US-Latino holiday song and dance! Family Friendly and Free! Café el Sol Fish Fry is $13.95

Bembé's Nochebuena is made possible by our generous partners: Milwaukee Public School's Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, United Community Center, Milwaukee Arts Board, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin.

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RMSA Winter Dance Recital
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

RMSA Winter Dance Recital

  • Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts (map)
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Our Roosevelt Bembé percussion students will be performing at RMSA’s Winter Dance Recital on Thursday, December 13th at 6pm. Join us to see beautiful performances by RMSA’s dance students and Afro-Brazilian drumming from our Bembé students!

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Bembe at Noche de Altares
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Bembe at Noche de Altares

Bembe Drum and Dance will be performing at Noche de Altares MKE 2018 at Escuela Verde again this year! Performances take place starting at 6pm. Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us at this beautifully intimate and cultural event!

Escuela Verde

3628 W. Pierce St.

Milwaukee, WI 53215

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Transfer Gives Back-Bembe Drum and Dance Fundraiser at Transfer Pizzeria!
Oct
21
to Oct 27

Transfer Gives Back-Bembe Drum and Dance Fundraiser at Transfer Pizzeria!

Purchase any menu item at Transfer Pizzeria Cafe any day the week of October 21st-October 27th and mention Bembe Drum and Dance. A portion of your proceeds will be donated back to Bembe to purchase instruments and costumes for our students this school year! Not only will you have an amazing dining experience, you’ll be able to help support our growing program! Please invite family and friends!

Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

101 W. Mitchell Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

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South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade

The parade route starts at 8th and Milwaukee Avenues, heads west on Milwaukee to 16th Avenue, then turns north before ending at South Milwaukee Lionsfest

This local parade is funded 100% by donations, we cannot do put on this parade without the help of our local community and generous donations from our buisness partners & sponsors.

The parade committe works year round to ensure the community gets the best parade with the coolest units and honors veterans, local political leaders, children's activites and groups, local buisnesses, marching bands, clowns, and everyone in between. More than 100 units will take to the heart of South Milwaukee on Milwaukee Avenue - to provide one of the best FREE entertainment events of the summer!

South Milwaukee Human Concerns will also be collecting non perishable food items along the parade route, please help them out by bring non perishable item.

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Bembé Drum & Dance at Alice's Garden
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Bembé Drum & Dance at Alice's Garden

Please join Bembé Drum & Dance for an evening in Milwaukee's beautiful and sacred Alice's Garden. Also, enjoy the night market and yoga prior. We invite community to bring a drum or skirt/lapa and your dancing feet! This event is FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY. Parking is free and accessible surrounding the garden. 

Thank you to our funders! Milwaukee Arts Board, Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for Arts and Humanities!

Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin.

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Journey the Atlantic / Viajando el Atlántico
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Journey the Atlantic / Viajando el Atlántico

"There is a culture that is not specifically African, American, Caribbean, Latino, Spanish, British - but all of these at once, a Black Atlantic culture whose themes and techniques transcend ethnicity, race, nationality to produce something new." - Eric Lott, Nation

Milwaukee Public Theatre's Bembé Drum & Dance, in collaboration with Milwaukee's intergenerational guest artists, present Bembé's Final Showcase on June 1 at Latino Arts Auditorium at 7pm.

Performances of West African Lamban, Macru, Brazilian Samba, Cuban Rumba, Puerto Rican Bomba, Colombian Cumbias, and New York City Hip Hop and Salsa.

Save the Date!

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Journey the Atlantic
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Journey the Atlantic

  • Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts Auditorium (map)
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"There is a culture that is not specifically African, American, Caribbean, Latino, Spanish, British - but all of these at once, a Black Atlantic culture whose themes and techniques transcend ethnicity, race, nationality to produce something new." - Eric Lott, Nation

Milwaukee Public Theatre's Bembé Drum & Dance, in collaboration with Milwaukee's intergenerational guest artists, present Journey the Atlantic on May 18 at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts Auditorium Latino Arts at 7pm.

Performances by Bembé drummers and dancers from Roosevelt Middle School and Bruce-Guadalupe Community Schools, Ton Ko Thi Children's Ensemble, Salsabrositas, Carlos Adames Group, and Chicago's Bomba Master, Mary Alduen.

Come to enjoy performances of West African Lamban, KuKu, Macru, Brazilian Samba, Cuban Rumba, Puerto Rican Bomba, Colombian Puya/Bullerengue, and New York City Hip Hop and Salsa.

This is an all star line up! Family Friendly and FREE!

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¡Bembé! Latino Carnival!
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

¡Bembé! Latino Carnival!

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Presented by Latino Arts, Bembé's Latino Carnival takes the all-ages audience on an ethno-musical and dance journey through the African-based traditions of Carnival in Cuba and Brazil. With over 75 Milwaukee youth artists and some of Milwaukee's top Latin professional musicians and dancers together, don't miss this non-stop and family-friendly Carnival feast of live rhythms, movements and spirit. 

Guest Professional Artists: Carlos Adames and the Carlos Adames Group Musicians, Tony Ayala, Elias Holman, Bony Plog-Benavides, Imani Jalil, Darele Busquera, and Danny Balderas and the Salsabrositas youth Latin dance ensemble.

Bembé Drum and Dance is a year-round after-school program of Milwaukee Public Theatre, sponsored by MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, Wisconsin Humanities Council, UWM's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Marquette University's Office of Community Relations, Latino Arts, Inc., and many generous individual donors.

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¡Bembé! Latino Carnival!
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

¡Bembé! Latino Carnival!

PURCHASE TICKETS

Presented by Latino Arts, Bembé's Latino Carnival takes the all-ages audience on an ethno-musical and dance journey through the African-based traditions of Carnival in Cuba and Brazil. With over 60 Milwaukee youth artists and some of Milwaukee's top Latin professional musicians and dancers together, don't miss this non-stop and family-friendly Carnival feast of live rhythms, movements and spirit. 

Guest Professional Artists: Carlos Adames and the Carlos Adames Group Musicians, Tony Ayala, Elias Holman, Bony Plog-Benavides, Imani Jalil, Darele Busquerra, and Danny Balderas and the Salsabrositas youth Latin dance ensemble.

Bembé Drum and Dance is a year-round after-school program of Milwaukee Public Theatre, sponsored by MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, Wisconsin Humanities Council, UWM's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Marquette University's Office of Community Relations, Latino Arts, Inc., and many generous individual donors.

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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

bem-bé @ South Milwaukee Parade

  • 8th & Milwaukee Avenues South Milwaukee, WI (map)
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Join us on July 29 for the South Milwaukee Heritage Day Parade. We'll be riding through with our rhythms and dancers, representing Brazilian Carnival!

The parade route starts at 8th and Milwaukee Avenues, heads west on Milwaukee to 16th Avenue, then turns north before ending at South Milwaukee Lionsfest.

South Milwaukee Human Concerns will also be collecting non perishable food items along the parade route, please help them out by bring non perishable item.

 

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bembé in the park
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

bembé in the park

Join Milwaukee Public Theatre and the UCC Senior Center's Conjunto de Oro, as well as Bembé Drum and Dance youth! With special guests, master bomberas, La Familia Alduén Chicago, for an afternoon of drum and dance in the park! 

This event is FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY! Bring a drum, a hat, a skirt and dancing feet!

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May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Proyecto Bembé's Spring Showcase & Celebration

Qué significa "Afro-Latino" ? What does Afro-Latino mean? 

Experience the cultural synthesis of Africa and Latin America - African-American and Latino- on one stage as youth from Proyecto Bembé's 2016-2017 program year unite in song and dance, under one common culture and with the support of some for Milwaukee's most talented professional musicians and dancers. 

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.bembe.mivoz.com/

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Turn on the Talent!
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Turn on the Talent!

  • Audubon Technology and Communication High School (map)
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Milwaukee Public Schools’ after-school programs will host a student talent showcase called Turn on the Talent on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Audubon Technology and Communication High School, 3300 S. 39th Street. Ten student groups will perform for their peers, teachers, parents, and community leaders. The acts will include choreographed hip-hop routines, spoken word, and vocal performances. For the first time, Turn on the Talent will be open to the public. Media representatives are also encouraged to attend.

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¡Noche Buena! Community Caroling and Concert
Dec
9
5:15 PM17:15

¡Noche Buena! Community Caroling and Concert

Join Caché Milwaukee and the Proyecto Bembé youth and families for our first annual Noche Buena celebration!

Noche Buena in Latino culture means more than just "Christmas Eve." It has also always been a party, complete with special foods, music, dancing and gifts, usually in a family members' house. Our Noche Buena celebration will take place in our house, at Café Sol, inside the United Community Center.

5:15PM: Meet in front of the United Community Center on 9th and Washington for parrandas, posadas and caroling throughout Walker Square! Caché Milwaukee and Proyecto Bembé musicians will be leading this fun and festive caroling! Caroling will be 5:30-6:20PM

6:30PM: Warm up at Café el Sol with delicious food, a performance by the Proyecto Bembé youth and Caché Milwaukee. Let's celebrate the holidays together, as a community! This event is free. All you can eat Fish Fry Buffet is $13.95 at Café Sol.

Café Sol concert begins at 6:30PM.

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Noche de Altares Milwaukee
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Noche de Altares Milwaukee

Noche de Altares is a Día de los Muertos celebration dedicated to the continuance of life, preserving the memories of loved ones who have passed and holding space for our community to heal. Noche de Altares Milwaukee was established in 2016, working in partnership with local schools, organizations and community members in order to craft an evening of remembrance and peace for children, adults and pets who we've lost. 

The Proyecto Bembe performance ensemble will perform from 6:45-7PM.

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River Rhythms
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

River Rhythms

Proyecto Bembe will open at 7pm for Caché Milwaukee (Call time for youth: 5 PM)

About River Rhythms - Westown’s free, outdoor summer concert series in Pere Marquette Park is the downtown place to be on Wednesday nights! Every Wednesday from June 8th to August 31st , River Rhythms will play host to some of the finest local talent and some national acts! River Rhythms prides itself in being Milwaukee’s most-diverse concert series and features everything from blues to reggae, country to Celtic to salsa and cover bands.  

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