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Mariano Silva & Banda Alegria Geral

Banda Alegria Geral plays popular and well known Brazilian music that blends batucada percussive styles with unique African Brazilian rhythms for a memorable show that includes Samba dancers! Native Brazilian musician Mariano Silva created Banda Alegria Geral as an outgrowth of his non-profit Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara. The Center, through music, drumming, language, martial arts and dance, encourages the community to embrace diversity and embody self-confidence.  Get ready to shake your booty!