For two decades, the drumming, dance and theater group Loco Bloco has been providing low-income youth an arts education and a group to belong to, prompting many Loco Bloco participants to refer to it as a “family” that gave them direction and a place to explore their talents.

Performers ranging from youngsters to seasoned veterans will take to the stage at Brava Theater next Friday and Saturday to show off their rhythmic routines, percussive prowess, and their enthusiasm for the arts. Pieces include a samba routine featuring female drummers and male dancers, a boisterous Carnaval piece, and a stilt walker among other htings. “20 Years of Beats in the Streets” is an attempt to retell Loco Bloco’s rich history in music, song, dance and theater as well as an all-around exuberant (and loud!) show.

Tickets are available on Brava’s website for Friday, Dec. 19th and Saturday, Dec. 20th at 7 p.m.

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