It’s Already June..I had my Carnaval Blast!

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

It’s rainy June in the SF Bay Area. Carnaval SF during Memorial Day weekend in the bay is already a memory. This year I was asked by SFCAT who has been producing the event for the past two years to emcee their 17th Street main stage and serve as a consultant with their entertainment committee. The entertainment that was picked this year led to two days of exciting shows focusing on local gold with great salsa, Brazilian, funk, Latin Pop, reggaeton and world music bands exemplified by fine performances by the Venezuelan Music Project, the 19 piece Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Ronkat and Katdelic, Aquarella and Grupo Samba Rio, Dos Four, Mazacote, Panjea, Samba Da and others. Unfortunately, the rain came late on Saturday afternoon to wash out the scheduled performances of Team Bahia, Avance and L.A’.s Very Be Careful. The exciting performances of La Moderna Tradicion, Too Smooth and Sandy Perez were cut short by the police at the end of the event which marred a great day of parade, sun and fun. It was great to say hello to so many friends and public that made Carnaval so special this year.