Carnaval/SF Episode #5: Grand Parade | 3D-360 Video

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Carnaval San Francisco is one of the largest multicultural celebrations on the West Coast, with over 400,000 festivalgoers yearly.  5,000 dancers, drummers and artists prepare year round to put on a free two day event in the Mission District showcasing entertainment from all over the world.  Hang out at the reviewing stand as dozens of comparsas (“groups”) dance by you in a brilliant procession featuring beautifully adorned floats and featuring performers who engage and entertain the crowds.  Brazilian style “escolar” samba schools with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts while Caribbean contingents perform the music and dance of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad. Other parade groups include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African drummers, Polynesian dancers, giant puppets and folkloric groups representing Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.

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