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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.