2565 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94110

CARNIVAL FEVER: Three nights of Gritty, Hard-hitting, night of Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Latin, Afrobeat, Afro-Reggae, funk and Reggae

The origins of carnival date back to the ancient Greek spring festival in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine. The Romans adopted the celebration with Bacchanalia (feasts in honor of Bacchus, the Roman equivalent to Dionysus), and Saturnalia, where slaves and their masters would exchange clothes in a day of drunken revelry. Saturnalia was later modified by the Roman Catholic Church into a festival leading up Ash Wednesday.

It quickly evolved into a massive celebration of indulgences - one last gasp of music, food, alcohol, and sex before Lent - before the 40 days of personal reflection, abstinence, and fasting until Easter (not exactly what the Church probably had in mind). 40 days of purging sins, preceded by a week filled with virtually every known sin. The word itself comes from Latin, "Carne Vale" or "Farewell to the Flesh".

Join us May 23-25 at 12 Galaxies for Carnival Fever. Three nights of gritty, hard-hitting night of Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Latin, Afrobeat, Funk and Reggae music. Featuring Bay Area's Top live bands and Dj's. Appearing will be Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, Bat Makumba, Cheb i Sabbah, Aphrodesia, Bayonics, Boco do Rio, Native Elements, Manicato, Fuga, Dj Sep, Dj Jeremiah and the Afrobeat Nation, and Dj Vanka

Official Website: http://carnivalsf.net

Added by afrofunk on April 27, 2008