This week we were thrilled to perform at the inauguration ceremony for the Pan-American Health Organization‘s new director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa! We were invited to give a short frevo presentation to give tribute to Dr. Barbosa’s home state of Pernambuco. It was an honor to share frevo dance and music with this audience. We performed a medley of classic frevo tunes (Evocação No. 1, Lágrimas de um Folião, Duda no Frevo, and, of course, Vassourinhas) with Brian Falkowski on saxophone, Pablo Regis on pandeiro, and Kate Spanos dancing. Thanks to the PAHO organizers for inviting us and to the ladies in the front row for singing along!
Photo courtesy of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).