Last weekend, we were proud to have students enrolled in our aulas de musicalização sing “Samba de Uma Nota Só” by Tom Jobim for their families. They sounded great! EducArte’s musicalização program is offered through a partnership with ABRACE to teach immigrant and first-generation youth the basics of Brazilian music, including music theory, history, and practice. All classes are conducted in Portuguese to promote and maintain Brazilian arts, culture, and linguistic heritage language of participating families. This semester’s classes were taught by EducArte teaching artists Filipe Brandão and Benjamin Blocksom.
Thanks to the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, for providing financial support for this semester’s program. We are proud to be able to offer important cultural education for Brazilian families in our region.
Check out a video of their performance!