2016 38th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade
Presented by San Francisco Cultural Arts Traditions. 2016 was photographed near 24th Street and South Van Ness.
106.1 FM KMEL and LiUNA AJ Stunz Adriana Bessa Zumba Asiya Shriners Asociacion Mayab BCA Dance Company Batalá Bolivian Folk Dance Brasarte & Ginga Brasil Buena Vista Horace Mann School Colectivo Anqari Comparsa Colombiana La Cumbiamba Conjunto Folklórico Panama America Cultucuba Diaspora Mas Band Distrito de la Amistad El Show de Pepe Feline Finesse Dance Company Fogo Na Roupa Gente Da Cidade Grupo Samba Rio Institucion Hijos de Santa Rosa de Lima Instituto de Cultura Raíces del Perú Loco Bloco Lowriders Mas Makers Massive Mixtiso Moving Beyond Productions Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico PFG Xelaju Recology Rueda Con Ritmo / All Stars Sistas Wit Style Associates Tambores Julio Remelexo The Parade Generally Thomas Edison Academy Viva Nicaragua Xipe Totec Esplendor Azteca Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca
adriana_bessa_zumba/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_103123_C16_2208.jpg
Adriana Bessa Zumba, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Zumba fitness classes since 2010.

aj_stuntz/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_102312_C16_2128.jpg
AJ Stunz, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade

And Jason Pullen Stunts demonstrated motorcycle feats on 24th Street as part of the parade.

asociacion_mayab/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_104619_C16_2376.jpg
Asociacion Mayab, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade

The mission of Asociacion Mayab is to create conditions that allowfor the optimal development of the Yucatec Maya community in theSan Francisco Bay Area.

batala/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_131814_B16_0074.jpg
Batalá, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

A drumming group from San Francisco

bca/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_114244_C16_3243.jpg
BCA Dance Company, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Bolivia Corazón de América (BCA) is a Dance Company located in San Francisco, California.

bolivian_folk_dance/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_124632_C16_4111.jpg
Bolivian Folk Dance, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

OBDEFO Organizacion Boliviana De Defensa Y Difusion Del Folklore,Morenada 100% Boliviana, Guinness World Records 2014.

buena_vista/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_102828_B16_0009.jpg
Buena Vista Horace Mann School, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Buena Vista Horace Mann School is a K through 8th grade elementary school in the Mission District.Buena Vista Horace Mann is a recently formed K-8 Two-Way Immersion school, the product of two schools with rich histories. Buena Vista has the proud distinction of being San Francisco Unified School District's first Two-Way Spanish Immersion School and the second oldest one in California! Horace Mann is the oldest middle school in San Francisco, named after the educational reformer, who is remembered for arguing that children from all social classes should share a common education.

colectivo_anqari/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_125501_B16_0041.jpg
Colectivo Anqari, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

ANQARI Colectivo de Musica y Danza Autoctona was the 2nd place winner for theSan Francisco Grand Parade award.

conjunto_folklorico/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_114426_C16_3256.jpg
Conjunto Folklórico Panama America, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

A group featuring the folklore of Panama.

cultucuba/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_111821_C16_2901.jpg
Cultucuba, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

CultuCuba is an organization founded with the primary objective of promoting Cuban culture and developing relationships with other societies of the world.

diaspora_mas_band/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_130615_C16_4283.jpg
Diaspora Mas Band, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

A small band associated with Diaspora Fitness in Oakland.

distrito_de_la_amistad/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_120252_C16_3516.jpg
Distrito de la Amistad, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The founding comparsa members were all connected through the Rio style of Samba (based in in San Francisco) but all had a background practicing various forms of dance such as Haitian, West-African, Cuban, Afro-Brasilian, Samba Funk, Salsa, Jazz, etc.

el_show_de_pepe/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_110758_C16_2665.jpg
El Show de Pepe, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

El Show de Pepe is a fun local program dedicated to exposing the talent, food and culture of Latinos in the Bay Area.

feline_finesse/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_112934_C16_3067.jpg
Feline Finesse Dance Company, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The mission of Feline Finesse Dance Company is to create a safe haven for young ladies to freely express themselves through dance.

fogo_na_roupa/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_113105_C16_3088.jpg
Fogo Na Roupa, Afro-Brazilian Dance In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

From the website, "Under the direction of Mestre Aceituno, Fogo has grown to be a diverse community of revelers and carnavalescos rooted in the study of Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion. Mestre Aceituno developed a strong SFCarnaval contingent of up to 150 participants, a performing company, and ignited a community of youth."

gente_da_cidade/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_121351_C16_3656.jpg
Gente Da Cidade, (People Of The City), In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Gente Da Cidade is San Francisco's newest Carnaval Contingent which first appeared in the 2016 parade.

ginga_brasil/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_110926_C16_2693.jpg
Brasarte & Ginga Brasil, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Traditional Brazilian dress and attire presented by the two groups,Brasarte and Ginga Brasil.

hijos_de_santa_rosa/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_111516_C16_2822.jpg
Institucion Hijos de Santa Rosa de Lima, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Institution for the Clildren of Santa Rosa, Lima, Peru. This contingent presented traditional dancefrom Peru.

kmel/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_114646_C16_3286.jpg
106.1 FM KMEL and LiUNA, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

KMEL (106.1 FM) is an Urban Contemporary-formatted radio station located in San Francisco, California. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA, often shortened to just the Laborers' Union) is an American and Canadian labor union formed in 1903, which seeks to advance the rights and interests of its members.

la_cumbiamba/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_112252_C16_2975.jpg
Comparsa Colombiana La Cumbiamba, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

La Cumbiamba" means live Cumbia played on the streets. The Cumbiamba is a folkloric group of people from different cities around the Bay Area.

loco_bloco/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_103959_C16_2275.jpg
Loco Bloco, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The Jamestown Community Center joined Loco Bloco in"Throw Love In The Fire" for Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club

low_riders/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_102046_C16_2118.jpg
Lowriders, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade

Members of the San Francisco Lowrider Council led the parade.

mas_makers_massive/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_120754_C16_3582.jpg
Mas Makers Massive, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Mas Makers Massive promotes and teaches the carnival arts tradition of costume, music and dance indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago and the African Diaspora.

mixtiso/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_104746_C16_2410.jpg
Mixtiso, Latin Hip Hop In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Artistic Director Vanessa Mosqueda

moving_beyond/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_104426_C16_2359.jpg
Moving Beyond Productions, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Students learn to discover their unique style throughcreative movement and studying multiple styles of dance.

oya_nike/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_121341_C16_3653.jpg
Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Maracatu is Northeastern Brazilian music from the state of Pernambuco.Dedicated to studying and performing the Maracatu music and dance of Northeastern Brazil.

pfg_xelaju/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_130959_C16_4322.jpg
PFG Xelaju, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Grupo Xelaju is a Bay Area traditional Mayan dance groupand band with strong family values and a colorful,deeply rooted artistic and musical culture

raices_del_peru/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_114652_C16_3287.jpg
Instituto de Cultura Raíces del Perú, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Instituto de Cultura Raíces del Perú roughly translates into"Roots Cultural Institute Peru."

recology/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_105204_C16_2478.jpg
Recology, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The trash pickup company of San Francsico.

rueda_con_ritmo/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_122142_C16_3790.jpg
Rueda Con Ritmo / All Stars, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Rueda Con Ritmo was a community of Cuban Salsa dancers offering classes, events, and performances throughout the Bay Area and beyond. They strived to create a warm and inclusive atmosphere that welcomed dancers of all levels, from all backgrounds, and of all ages.

samba_rio/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_122543_C16_3849.jpg
Grupo Samba Rio, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Grupo Samba Rio was founded in 2004 by artistic and musical director Jorge Alabê, the world-class Brazilian percussionist now residing in the Bay Area. Grupo Samba Rio represents authentic samba from Rio de Janeiro and bring that spirit to the streets of San Francisco.

shriners/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_121708_C16_3708.jpg
Asiya Shriners, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Asiya Shriners are a part of Shriners International, a premierfraternal organization for Freemasons established in 1872, now withnearly 200 temples (chapters) in seven countries and thousands of clubsaround the world. For over 140 years, Shriners have been promoting fun,fostering fellowship, instilling leadership and serving mankind throughtheir philanthropy, a network of children's hospitals located in theUnited States, Mexico and Canada.

sistas_wit_style/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_115258_C16_3388.jpg
Sistas Wit Style Associates, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

A Caribbean Dance Company who also sells clothing and costumes for men, women, and children.

tambores_julio_remelexo/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529__123512_B16_0026.jpg
Tambores Julio Remelexo, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

Tambores Julio Remelexo is a Brazilian Percussion Band lead by Julio Remelexo. Their sound is a mix of Brazilian traditional & popular rhythms along with sounds from the U.S.

the_parade/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_093537_B16_0005.jpg
The Parade Generally, The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

A collection of shots and video clips covering the pre-parade through the end of the parade.

thomas_edison/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_105117_C16_2468.jpg
Thomas Edison Academy, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The mission statement from their website: "The mission of Thomas Edison Charter Academy is to nurture the artistic, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child so that all of our students become lifelong learners and innovative problem-solvers. The instructional process is a model of collaboration and community in a safe, socially just, and respectful environment. Student experiences provide opportunities for exploration, expression, challenge, and success."

viva_nicaragua/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_112528_C16_3007.jpg
Viva Nicaragua, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade

A celebration of dance and costume from Nicaragua.

xipe_totec/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_113541_C16_3163.jpg
Xipe Totec Esplendor Azteca, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The Xipe Totec Aztec Dancers performed during the Parade.

xiuhcoatl_danza_azteca/San_Francisco_Carnival_Parade_20160529_102654_C16_2152.jpg
Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade

In addition to marching in the parade, they also blessed the parade before it started.

home contact topic guide top 25 photos video writing blogs upload terms privacy