Photo: Wendy Cohen

One of the many reasons to love Berkeley is the way it embraces and absorbs other cultures. On Sunday, that inclusiveness took the form of a Brazilian street party (listed on Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar and flagged up in our weekly weekend “It List”.)

BrasArte, which was established in 2000 to promote cultural exchanges and to preserve the traditional dances of Brazil, throws the annual street party to celebrate the anniversary of Brazilian Independence.

There was live music, dancing, capoeira demonstrations, Brazilian food, arts and crafts, and an appearance by the 2012 Carnaval Queen Ashlee & King Roberto. The street fair was centered around the Casa de Cultura at 1901 San Pablo Avenue at Hearst and was topped off by the California Brazil Camp All Star Band.

Photo: Giséle Teixeira

Photo: Giséle Teixeira
Photo: Wendy Cohen
Photo: Wendy Cohen

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...