Batucaxe Will Highlight Free Block Party at Children’s Museum

April 4, 2012

Celebrate music, dance and art at the Spring Arts Block Party happening at the Children’s Museum Tucson on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Presented with local drum and dance group Batucaxé, families can enjoy many festivities including making masks, puppets, tile painting, crowns, music with the University of Arizona Pep Band and mini-train rides.

Batucaxé will also offer a dance workshop, musical performance and a Carnaval-style parade/procession.

Admission for April 14 will be free­ all day, courtesy of Tucson Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Downtown Tucson Partnership, Madden Media, NextCare Urgent Care, Century Link and Providence Service Corp.

Participating organizations include Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Arts Brigade, Arizona Theatre Company, Ben’s Bells Project, The Drawing Studio, Science Downtown and others.

Batucaxé is a drum and dance ensemble and school in Tucson. Inspired by the music and dance of Brazil, Batucaxé features the music and movement of many traditions, from Brazil and all over the world.  Their goal is to inspire creativity, openness, community solidarity and collective joy, through lessons and classes, outreach programs and high-energy performances.