Sun King Community Partner Spotlight: Cultural Cannibals present Carnaval 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cultural Cannibals present Carnaval 2014 at the Jazz Kitchen - The Biggest Carnaval Celebration in Indiana.

Premiere Brazilian Carnaval party in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 1st from 10pm to 3am at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220.

One of the most celebrated parties in the world, Brazil’s Carnaval is known for its grand scale, intense samba beat and the visual feast of colors, costumes, floats and dancers. This event will offer Indianapolis an opportunity to taste this Brazilian tradition. Carnaval 2014 arrives at a time when the eyes of the world are focused on Brazil. This Summer Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup and in 2016 the Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympic Games. 

Cultural Cannibals' Brazilian Carnaval has developed a reputation as the largest Carnaval celebration in Indiana. The 2014 Carnaval celebration will feature:

* Brazilian Samba band- The IU Brazilian Ensemble - Featuring 25+ drummers (led by renowned percussionist Michael Spiro of the Carlos Santana band)

* Samba dancers

* DJ Kyle Long playing a mix of Carnaval music from Brazil

* Carnaval visuals by Artur Silva

* Special menu with Brazilian food - Feijoada and appetizers

* Brazilian beers, juices and soft drinks

* Caipirinha (the national drink of Brazil) $5

* Big screens displaying the Carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia

$12 advance discount tickets available at

$15 at the door

For more information please contact Artur Silva at 

317-332-5612 •

Who are Cultural Cannibals?

Brazilian-born visual artist Artur Silva and Indy native DJ Kyle Long are a force for cultural cross-pollination in the Circle City. They formed cultural Cannibals in 2011 to share the music, art and culture they love with fellow Hoosiers. Cultural Cannibals are best known for their internationally themed music events, bringing artists like Indian music superstar Panjabi MC and Brazilian psychedelic rock legends Os Mutantes to Indy. Silva and Long also pay tribute to local heroes through their limited edition prints and t-shirt designs featuring Naptown cultural icons like world champion cyclist Major Taylor. 

A native of Indiana, Kyle Long has always been interested in building bridges between his home state and ideas, people, and music from around the world. In 2010 Kyle Long formed Cultural Cannibals, a partnership with visual artist Artur Silva. Cultural Cannibals regularly host events and working with music from across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Kyle Long currently serves as guest musical curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and music director for the Mayor's Office of International Affairs' Sister Cities Festival.

A Brazil native, Artur Silva studied at the Escola Guignard. His work has been featured in The Netherlands, Chicago and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He has been highlighted in the New York Times, Art in America, Forbes and other publications. Silva is a Creative Renewal Arts Fellow and has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and the Efroymson Contemporary Art

- Kyle Long

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