Afro Brazilian Cultural Appreciation Initiative
The Afro Brazilian Cultural Appreciation Initiative (ABCAI) is an exciting new initiative which aims to celebrate African Brazilian food, art and heritage. Our goal is to bring communities together to learn about cultural differences while expanding people’s understanding of and appreciation for Brazil’s unique customs and traditions.
The ABCAI is a series of interactive educational experiences aimed at spreading awareness about Brazilian culture and tradition in communities throughout Northeast Ohio. Events, brought to life by Brazilian musician Moises Borges, who has African and Indigenous lineage will feature a variety of traditional components which includes:
- Samba music/ dancing
- African/Brazilian Food
- Capoeira - African/Brazilian body movement technique
- Drummers - Interactive workshop on African/Brazilian rhythms
- Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker on Brazilian culture at each event will bring up topics that may include history, current affairs, the arts, traditions, and more. Activities engage event attendees in an interactive, playful manner, giving them first hand experiences with Africa/Brazilian Heritage. Attendees join in on traditional music with live instruments, and more.
The cost of planning, execution and follow up of each 2 to 3 hour event, including all materials, foods, artists and speakers will total $5,000. Your support will allow us to bring this cultural experience to life! The ABCAI is a program under Food Strong, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening and empowering communities around food. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Project Coordinator Moises Borges, at Moises@MoisesBorges.com, or at 216.215.1455
Donations can be made by check and mailed to 7108 West Clinton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102. Please make checks payable to Food Strong.