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Sharing the Joy

A behind-the-scenes look at Carnaval San Francisco

Although this year's Carnaval that took place in June in San Francisco is just a memory for some, for others who really care, the memories linger on. Some people feel that, despite its multicultural identity, and even after 18 years, San Francisco's Carnaval is still searching for authenticity, a certain central theme besides inclusiveness. This year the focus was on the ecology of the Rain Forest—with participants appropriately dressed to celebrate its flora and fauna—and it is good to have a theme, but, for sure, it is still the samba that saves Carnaval, giving it its sense of spectacle, glamour and, yes, sophistication.

Dawn A. Tyler

The Source

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