Festival Event Schedule

Events are located throughout Washington DC – Times and locations are subject to change*

  • June 7-10, 2018
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Gigi MacLaughlin and Lucas Ashby

Forró Party

7:00pm - 9:30pm
Rosangela Silvestre

Orixas Movement – 1

9:45am - 11:15am

Turban Workshop

11:30am - 12:45pm

West African Dance

1:15pm - 2:45pm
Rosangela Silvestre

Orixas Movement – 2

4:45pm - 6:30pm


10:00pm - 1:00am
Samba_de_roda photo

Samba de Roda

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rosangela Silvestre

Orixas Movement – 3

11:30am - 12:30pm
Thomas Ethiopian dance instructor

Ethiopian Dance

12:30pm - 1:30pm


We’re so excited to have this list of incredible guest instructors and performers for Festival Afro Bahia 2018!

Rosangela Silvestre, Luis Badaro, Alberto Pita, Caique Vidal, Giba Goncalves, Mestre Bomba, Vincent Williams, Bananal, Rayson, Fidel Garcia & Batala

What to Expect!

Here’s some photos from previous festivals!




FICA   733 Euclid Street NW, Washington DC 20001 (between Sherman Ave. and Georgia Ave.)

Thurgood Marshall Center 1816 12th St NW Washington, DC 20009

Club Heaven & Hell 2327 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009

Tropicalia Lounge 2001 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009

 View a map of the festival venues!


Festival AfroBahia wouldn’t be possible without the financial commitments of our sponsors, and we thank them for their continued support.

Contact us for Sponsorship Information

Festival Afro Bahia Shirts

Support Festival Afro Bahia by purchasing a shirt designed by Bahian plastic artist Alberto Pita.

($6 will automatically be added for shipping)

Regular T-Shirt : M or L or XL | White or Gold (You must note your size and color preference!)
$20 – Buy Now Button

Sleeveless Shirt : M or L | Only available in White (You must note your size preference!)
$20 – Buy Now Button

V-Neck Shirt : M or L | Only available in White (You must note your size preference!)
$25 – Buy Now Button 

Workout Female Shirt : Only Available in White – XL
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Workout Female Shirt : Purple or Light Brown | Only available in size 4/6 (You must note your color preference!)
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