Bannatyne Carnaval

August 23, 24 - 2013

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We welcome you to join us for Bannatyne Carnaval - August 23rd - 24th, on Bannatyne Ave between Rorie St. and Waterfront Drive! We will be having live music, samba dancing and great food!


Bannatyne Carnaval

The second annual Carnaval on Bannatyne is a community event that brings the exciting vibe of the Brazilian Carnival to Bannatyne Avenue in the East Exchange. You are invited to come and walk the street and enjoy the sights, grab your partner and dance to the sounds or have a seat at one of the three huge patios and have a drink and some food.

Relax at patios sponsored by Corrientes Argentine Pizza, Liv in the Exchange Nightclub and Carnaval Brazilian BBQ, offering a wide variety of food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options. There will be food BBQ’d on the street as well as food trucks offering their selections.

Direct from Brazil, our headliner act is Thiago Correa, an amazing mashup of cultures and styles, featuring live band, DJ and VJ. Also featured is Marco Castillo, who had people dancing on the street last year to their Latin Brazilian rhythms, Paradize Band with their Caribbean flair, salsa band Combo Latino and from Buenos Aires, the amazing Guillermo Ocejo.

Want to warm up for the evening dancing? Come Saturday afternoon for the Zumba class and Samba Classes – they are sure to get your blood flowing!

The event is FREE TO ATTEND, and will run Friday August 23 from 8 - 11 pm, and Saturday August 24th from 2 - 11 pm.

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Bannatyne Carnaval is located on Bannatyne Ave in the heart of the East Exchange between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

Parking: See Parking Map Here

Bike: We will have bike valet secure storage, so you will feel secure riding your bike to our event!

Bus: The closest bus stops are at Bannatyne and Main (#11009) or Bannatyne and Rorie (#11008). Find your route at Winnipeg Transit

Walk: Live or work close? Walk on over!


Friday 8pm to 11pm and Saturday 2pm to 11pm

Friday, August 23

8pm-11pmMarco CastilloThiago Correa

Saturday, August 24

2pm - 3pm-Zumba Class
3pm - 5pm-Marco Castillo
5pm - 6pm-Samba Class
6pm - 8pmGuillermo OcejoCombo Latino
8pm - 11pmThiago CorreaParadize Band
+ Acam Dancers

Thiago Correa

This is the "Mashup Project". An unexpected mixture of cultures with a Live Band, DJ and VJ!

Already have over 1.500.000 views on Youtube, 20.000 Facebook Fans, over 100 concerts throughout Brazil and a tour of the United Kingdom (2010).

ColdPlay + AliciaKeys and Jay-Z in Samba
Adele + Gilberto Gil
Rihanna vs Seu Jorge
Gig Photos

Marco Castillo

Marco Castillo has been bringin Brazilian music to Canada since his first CD in 2010. "Brazilian Season" topped college radio charts for several weeks leaving his new fans clamouring for his 2011 release "Trip to Brazil" which changes the Winnipeg music scene with the uplifting Latin Brazilian rhythms. Teaching, performing or presenting workshops, Castillo contributes to spread Brazilian culture in North America.

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Paradize Band

The Paradize Band performs Caribbean music such as calypso, soca, and reggae, as well as classics from a variety of other styles infused with some Caribbean flair. This fun and exciting group is perfect entertainment for a wide variety of occasions, ranging from laid-back social gatherings to lively parties with everybody on the dancefloor!

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Combo Latino

Originally formed in 1991, Combo Latino is one of Winnipeg's longest running and most successful salsa bands. The group has played throughout the province headlining festivals and filling the dance floor where ever they go. Highlights for the band include recording the disc "Ritmos Calientes" for CBC records and playing the closing ceremonies for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg to a live audiences of tens of thousands and the TV audience of significantly more.

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Marcia Samba Winnipeg


Marcia Monteggia is a Samba dancer from the heart of Sao Paulo who immigrated to Winnipeg in 2004. Marcia's interest in Brazilian dance began when she was 9 years and covered a large variety of styles from jazz, ballet, classical and contemporary dance. Throughout her experiences her passion has always centred around Samba, an influence she attained from her father. After spending time studying this art in authentic schools of Samba in Brazil, Marcia began to hone her skills. This passion has led her to be one of the main performers in the Brazilian Pavilion for 5 years in Winnipeg and she has performed for more than 100,000 people over those years. Through numerous performances, festivals, and after many hours of practices, Marcia now wants to share her passion with others who appreciate the art of dance. She has starting one of the first schools of Samba in Winnipeg called 'Made in Brazil' and is looking forward to working with her students to develop their own passion for one of the worlds most beautiful dances…. Samba. Classes are currently being held at the University of Winnipeg and the Aboriginal School of Dance. For more information please contact Marcia at

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Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the festival!

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