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Music & Performance

Music of Brazil Ensemble

Saturday Apr 12, 2008 2:00 PM This is a past program
Kirk Brundage, director

The Music of Brazil Ensemble features Afro-Brazilian percussion commonly found throughout Brazil’s major cities. The ensemble’s repertoire incorporates the various styles including samba batucada in the tradition of Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools, samba reggae and samba afro from the blocos-afros of Salvador da Bahia, and the maracatu of Recife, Pernambuco among others. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer Lectures are supported, in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.