Orixas: Gods of Candomble, a performance by multi-disciplinary artist Leopold Nunan, will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica.
Born and raised in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nunan’s performance celebrates Carnaval and explores the Afro-Brazilian mythology and religious folklore of his homeland, a Highways spokesperson says.
The show features a rendition of Umbanda, which embodies and channels the Orixas – Gods of Candomble.
Nunan mixes samba-infused electronic beats, strong drums, and emotionally charged vocals with dance, costume, and body paint in a vibrant, expressive theatrical performance, the Highways spokesperson says.
Orixas: Gods of Candomble features Lucas Salazar, Paul La Marche, Prince Earl Ross, Mike Martinez, Victor Martinez, Vulla Vuitton, Justo Leon, Bia Navarro, Mickey Cattrell, Charlie Romero, Charlie Gonzalez, Jana Wimer, Jason Norte, Jessica Rice and Theda.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for members, students and seniors. To purchase tickets online,www.highwaysperformance.org.
Information, (310) 315-1459.