2020 Virtual Performance Series

Geovane Santos and Richard Miller, moderated by Pablo Regis

Saturday, July 11, 2020

An online conversation about Brazilian jazz with talented guitarists and educators Geovane Santos and Richard Miller. Santos and Miller play some solo pieces and talk about their journeys performing and teaching Brazilian jazz guitar.



Women in Brazilian Song: Cissa Paz, Elin Melgarejo, and Rose Moraes, moderated by Pablo Regis

Saturday, August 1, 2020

An online conversation about vocal techniques in Brazilian music with renowned singers Elin Melgarejo, Rose Moraes, and Cissa Paz. They talk about techniques for singing samba, forró, and bossa nova, as well as their experiences in the Brazilian music scene in Washington, DC and how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as performing artists.



Richard Miller, Rob Curto, and Bryan McCann

Friday, August 21, 2020

Accordionist Rob Curto and 7-string guitarist Richard Miller will play some forró and choro tunes to get you dancing in your home, and they will be joined by Brazilian music scholar Bryan McCann for an exciting discussion about the historical and cultural context of these music forms in Brazil. The conversation will be moderated by Pablo Regis.



Transnational Popular Music and Dance of Brazil & Ireland: Rob Curto, Paddy League, and Kate Spanos

Friday, September 4, 2020

Forró, frevo, reels, jigs, and the button accordion. There are more connections than you know between the popular music and dances of Brazil and Ireland! Join us for a conversation between ethnomusicologist Paddy League, Ph.D., ethnochoreologist Kate Spanos, Ph.D., and accordion master musician Rob Curto. They will describe their experiences and research in northeastern Brazilian and traditional Irish music and dance. The program is moderated by Bryan McCann, Ph.D. of Georgetown University. This is the first in a series of conversations and multidisciplinary productions, and the beginning of an artistic collaboration between these artist/scholars.



Trio Júlio

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

EducArte welcomes to their virtual performance series Trio Júlio, a Brazilian music trio comprised of brothers Magno (percussion) and twins Marlon (7-string guitar) and Maycon (mandolin). Their charismatic performances combine choro, samba, and other Brazilian rhythms. The trio was recognized at the “II Fetival Curitiba no Choro” for Marlon Júlio’s composition “Quebrando Tudo,” and they launched their album “Minha Felicidade” in 2017. They are also professors at the Escola Portátil de Música in Rio de Janeiro, an internationally recognized school for choro. www.triojulio.com.br



Artists of Prince George’s County: Amy K Bormet and Ceylon Mitchell

Friday, October 9, 2020

Join us for a conversation with Prince George’s County-based artists Amy K Bormet and Ceylon Mitchell about their work as musicians, educators, and arts administrators. They will talk about their community-focused work pre-pandemic, how they have been dealing with the pandemic, and what their plans are for moving forward after the pandemic. The discussion will be moderated by Pablo Regis.



Women in Brazilian Song: Kenia and Alison Crockett

Friday, October 23, 2020

Join us for the second program in our virtual performance series that features women in Brazilian song! We invite Kenia and Alison Crockett for a conversation about their careers as vocalists, and some opportunities to see and hear their work. The conversation will be moderated by Pablo Regis.

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