The 2007 Carnaval
San Francisco King and Queen competition took place at Fanatics Sports
Entertainment complex in San Francisco on March 31, 2007. You can find
images and video of the top four finishers in the King competition here.
to view pictures and video of that competition, and check out our
channel for videos relating to Carnaval around the world, and San
Francisco's historic Mission District. The top finishers: King - Danilo Macarrao
1st Runner Up - Eduardo Vargas
2nd Runner Up - Daniel Lucio
3rd Runner Up - Robert
King Danilo Macarrao The energy
moves up a notch, as contestant Danilo
commanded the full space at the Fanatics
Sports Entertainment Complex. Recently settled in
the Bay Area after six years of touring with the critically
acclaimed performing Brazilian/modern dance company, DanceBrazil. The expectant father has
decided to settle down and apply for the open seat of top Brazilian male
dancer of the Bay Area. Originally from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil,
Danilo Macarrao has over 20 years experience in the Brazilian martial
art form of
1st Runner Up Born in Mexico, Eduardo Vargas
has immersed himself in the Brazilian culture for the last five years.
He has worked with Tedje Rose of AKAT dance troupe, Queen Iya Silva,
Queen Maisa, Conseicao Damascno of Ginga Brazil, Queen Maria Souza and
Carlos Aceituno. He dedicated his performance to Carlos Aceituno for
“showing him that Samba is more than feathers and glitter.”
2nd Runner Up
Originally from Minas
Gerais, Brazil, Daniel is the founder and artistic director of Samba Sol
da Liberdade, a Brazilian dance troupe in Boulder Colorado, where he
resides. Besides dancing he is committed to “using his work to further
community building and social justice.” Daniel was the 2nd
place runner up for King in the 2006 competition as well.
Robert "Bobby" Wallace:
3rd Runner Up
Robert “Bobby” Wallace,
known as the “Drum Guy” has performed with world music superstars Bonnie
Raitt, David Rudder and Margaret Menezes. He says that he has reached
thousands of students with his message of the power of rhythm.
Carnaval San Francisco's great Carlos Aceituno passed
on September on Tuesday September 26, 2006. Many of the
entrants at this years King and Queen competition dedicated
their performance to Carlos.
The leader of Fogo Na Roupa was loved by all as an
inspirational mentor, teacher, and creative force whose
everyday example of living life in the present and coming
together joyously through the power of song dance and
community at Carnaval time will long be remembered.
Tribute to Carlos Flight of the Quetzal
"We can now remember that SMILE and
all his LOVE that he gave to our community
throughout his lifetime through memory. El
Es Dios! "
- Roberto Hernandez, Artistic Director
of Carnaval SF