5:00-5:30PM
Outdoor Stage at the Band Shell
Formed in 1989, Fogo Na Roupa consists of both a performing company and a multiple award winning Grupo Carnavalesco (Carnaval Group) under the artistic direction of Jose Rivera and Metzi Henriquez since 2006. Fogo Na Roupa strives to combine the community’s raw spirit with the technical expertise of its illustrious Founder and Artistic Director, Mestre Carlos Aceituno. For nearly 17 years, Mestre Aceituno shared with the group his substantial experience in the areas of Afro-Brasilian music, dance and performance, beyond measure filled with passion and vitality. The name, which means “Clothes On Fire”, is symbolic of the hot energy generated by the innovative rhythms and infectious dance moves that have created dedicated students and impacted the rise of Brasilian Carnaval traditions in the greater Bay Area.