Revelle goes Rio with carnival party

    Revelle College’s Emerging Leaders Program organized “”Rio,”” its free rendition of Rio de Janeiro’s carnival scene, in the Price Center on May 3.

    Isaac Sullivan
    Guardian

    The annual event lasted until midnight and featured Brazilian music, dancers, Capoeira, a fire show and hip-hop band Delinquent Habits.

    ELP organizers said they hoped 3,000 would attend. About 300 were present at 8 p.m. for the Capoeira show, a traditional Brazilian martial arts demonstration that looks like a combination of gymnastics and martial arts.

    Brazilian band Life of the Party opened the event, playing rhythmic Portuguese music while being accompanied by sequined dancers in feathered headdresses.

    Isaac Sullivan
    Guardian

    According to dancer Glaucia Araujo, who has been dancing in the United States for four years, one of their goals as they perform is “”to celebrate life.””

    The energetic dancers, fueled by the upbeat music and steady clapping from the audience, awed many in attendance.

    Attendees could also enter a free raffle to win T-shirts and skateboards.

    Although not touted as a fund-raiser, all funds raised through various booths — which sold items such as cotton candy, glow necklaces and Shiskaberries — were donated to the San Diego Children’s Center.

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