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CLACS K-12 PDH "Carnivals in Brazil & in the Andes"

Event Type
Professional Development
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Hybrid event presented via Zoom Webinar, and in person at Lucy Ellis Lounge 1080 Foreign Language Building, University of Illinois.
Jan 25, 2024   4:30 - 6:00 pm  
Speakers: Raquel Castro Goebel, Portuguese Language Program and Instructor, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese & Carlos Molina-Vital, Quechua Instructor, CLACS.
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

 Hybrid professional development workshop for K-14 educators and librarians presented in person or via Zoom, on the topic of the tradition and celebration of Carnivals in Brazil and in the Andes!


"BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH". We all know that Carnival festivals take place in popular cities across the world at this time of the year. But why does the Brazilian Carnaval stand out among all those traditional celebrations? This presentation will introduce you to the history behind the most popular Carnival in world, the Carnival in Rio, an explosion of culture, music, and dance. It will also present you with other popular ways of celebrating the holiday in different areas of Brazil. From exploring its traditional beats, songs, dances, floats, and costumes, you will leave this presentation with a good understanding as to why attending this festival should be in your bucket list.

“ANDEAN CARNIVALS - RITUALS, NATURE-CYCLES, AND FUN". What characterizes Andean Carnivals? Besides the joy of celebrating, eating, drinking, and dancing, Andean carnivals are deeply rooted in religious traditions. However, Christian-Catholic rituals have been reinterpreted throughout centuries of syncretism with Andean worldview. In this presentation we will explore four different Andean carnivals from Peru (Andahuaylas, Huánuco, and Cajamarca) and Bolivia (Oruro) in order to understand how Andean worldview and the cycles of nature are the main sources for these celebrations. Sacred and profane perspectives co-exist in relation to agricultural traditions tracing back to pre-Hispanic times

Illinois K-12 educators are eligible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH).  

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