CARNAVAL DEL SOL 2020
Carnaval del Sol 2020 rallies behind local businesses and artists, and announces expansion Across the Americas
New online series “Across the Americas”, virtual events and local in-person activities for a full Latin experience from July 15 to August 9
VANCOUVER, BC (July 14, 2020): For over a decade Carnaval del Sol has presented the sounds, flavours and dances of Latin America to Vancouverites and people from all over the Pacific Northwest. This summer join our celebrations from your home, at one of your favourite local restaurants, or at one of our in-person events in Vancouver and the North Shore.. In its 12th edition Carnaval shines on, both online and offline from July 15 to August 9.
After a thoughtfully planned transformation to ensure we bring joy while staying safe; Carnaval del Sol unveils new, fun, and delicious events for the summer. The organizers announce a partnership with over a dozen local restaurants and artists to support them during these challenging times.
Travel with us through our exciting online series or come to one of our local events: From July 15 to August 8, enjoy the Online Series “Across the Americas”, a six-episode series showcasing Latin American culture through music, cooking demos, dance performances, art exhibits, exquisite travel destinations, social innovation initiatives and much more. Each episode will feature local, national and international Latin talent from Vancouver to Patagonia and back. Join our social media to watch the episodes (July 15, 22, 29, August 1, 5 & 8) and capsules for 26 days in a row.
We will feature artists such as Lila Downs (MEX), Nación Ekeko (ARG), Nortec: Bostich + Fussible (MEX), Bareto (PER), Mazacote (NIC/CAN), Martha Chaves (CAN), Boogat (CAN), Pedrina (COL), Ramón Chicharrón (COL/CAN), Jess Salomon (CAN), Sambacouver (BRA/CAN) and many others. Look for details of each episode and social media links here.
From July 18 to August 4, our Latin American Experience will present four different events, two online and two offline:
Art Experience & Blockchain [ONLINE EVENT] – (On July 18, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PST) an interactive ONLINE workshop via Zoom about art and technology with Colombian-born New York-based artist Jessica Angel.
Discovering Latin America’s Indigenous Territories [ONLINE EVENT] – (On July 25, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. PST) an online event showcasing the stories and lives of women from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Vancouver.
Latin American Women Flourishing in Canada [LIVE EVENT] – (On July 30, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. PST) at the Loft Lounge at 203-1184 Denman Street. It’s a workshop featuring the sharing of stories by Latin American women and a panel discussion about “Feminism and Leadership.”
Flamenco Night [LIVE EVENT] – (On August 4, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. PST) featuring singing, dancing and physical distancing between dance couples at the Granville Island Pavilion.
This year we bring Carnaval del Sol to Restaurants around Metro Vancouver: From August 7 to 9. An exciting and delicious collaboration to support our local restaurants and artists. Participating restaurants include some of the best in the area: La Taquería (Mexican), Boteco Brasil Food (Brazilian), Cafe Oca Brazilian Bistro (Brazilian), The Cambie Bar & Grill (Bar Grill), Sal y Limon (Mexican), The Loft Lounge (Caribbean), Bodega On Main (Spanish), Zocalo Modern Cantina (Mexican), La Casita Restaurant (Mexican), Provence Marinaside (Mediterranean), Tequila Cocina (Mexican), Charqui (Caribbean), and La Cantina (Mexican).
Our 2020 program promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.