URBAN-15’s Carnaval De San Anto
“Imitated by Many, Excelled by None.”
Bill Drain, Executive Producer, Backstage Productions
Carnaval de San Anto is URBAN-15’s original, community-based, energetic, multi-generational, award-winning, “urban tropical,” rhythm-bringing drum and dance performance ensemble! Performing the carnaval rhythms of samba, merengue, reggae, cumbia, and many more, these exciting dancers and drummers bring the exciting colors and sounds of Bahia and the Carribbean to every celebration!
URBAN-15’s Carnaval de San Anto:
—Has performed at THREE presidential inaugurations (The Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama Inaugural Parades)
—Has performed at ALL San Antonio Spurs Championship celebrations
—Has toured internationally in Saltillo, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, Mexico
—Has performed in every Fiesta Flambeau Parade since 1987, and won an award in almost every single one
—Performs regularly at San Antonio’s most iconic and memorable events, such as Luminaria and Jazz’SAlive
When URBAN-15 created Carnaval de San Anto in the fall of 1987, there was nothing like it in this city or anywhere in the country, and since then Carnaval de San Anto has revolutionized community access to music and dance, transformed how San Antonio celebrates, and become a cultural ambassador of San Antonio.
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