Loco Bloco

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Loco Bloco was founded in 1994 in the traditions of the Afro-Blocos of Brazil by community-based artists and activists seeking to provide low-income youth of color with high-quality and culturally relevant arts experiences. Loco Bloco’s Afro-Latino arts education programs and original productions encourage youth to use music, dance, and theater as tools for overcoming oppression, catalysts for their own empowerment, and ways to positively engage with the world as leaders and activists.