Maculelê: Cana In The Raw

Booker T. Washington HSPVA

Photography by Sharen Bradford



Maculelê: Cana In The Raw, choreographed in collaboration with Millicent Marie Johnnie, is an Afro-Brazilian Dance performed with sticks called grimas.


Maculelê is a warrior dance that is integral to Brazilian folklore. It was created by African slave workers on the sugarcane plantations.