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2024-06-13 Festa Junina

EducArte presents our first Festa Junina in Washington, DC, featuring Forróçacana

We are proud to have presented our first Brazilian Festa Junina festival at Black Cat DC in Washingon, DC, on June 13! EducArte brought together important Brazilian-run nonprofits and community partners and Brazilian audiences from the DMV to enjoy typical dances (quadrilha and forró), traditional foods, and one of the most important forró bands from Brazil, Forróçacana.

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Spur Local announcement

EducArte selected for Spur Local’s 2024 class of critical nonprofits

We are proud to announce that EducArte has been selected by Spur Local (formerly Catalogue for Philanthropy) as a trusted and critical small nonprofit in the Greater Washington region! Spur Local runs a rigorous review process and we are grateful to the community advocates who volunteered their time and experience as part of this process. It’s an honor to be recognized for our impact and work in the DC region.

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João Bosco

EducArte presents Joao Bosco as part of our first Brazilian Guitar Masters Festival

On Saturday night, iconic Brazilian guitarist and songwriter João Bosco brought his quartet to Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre on Saturday evening. He was joined by top Brazilian musicians Ricardo Silveira (guitar), Kiko Freitas (drums), and Guto Wirtti (bass). We loved hearing Bosco’s classics, like “O Bêbado e a Equilibrista,” “Incompatibilidade de Gênios,” and “De Frente Pro Crime,” among other favorites.

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Yamandu Costa + João Bosco

Brazilian Guitar Masters Festival featured in Washington City Paper

We made it to the homepage of Washington City Paper this week! Thanks Steve Kiviat for writing a beautiful feature on EducArte’s first Brazilian Guitar Masters Festival this weekend, with two incredible concerts by Yamandu Costa and João Bosco.

Kiviat writes:
“This weekend offers an opportunity to hear Brazilian masters of guitar from two different generations, who each bring their own unique songcraft touches: Yamandu Costa and João Bosco. […] Costa…has become acclaimed for his speedy, high-pitched finger work on tuneful, leisurely Brazilian samba and bossa nova, as well as on upbeat tango, Roma jazz, and swing jazz. […] For decades now, Bosco has been writing joyous sing-alongs, busy but beautiful rhythmic sambas, and tender slow songs. Bosco is adept at playing percussion-like rhythms on his guitar as well as sweet, picked notes.”

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Yamandu Costa + João Bosco

Announcing our first Brazilian Guitar Masters Festival, May 31-June 1

For one special weekend, Washington, DC, hosts two iconic masters of the Brazilian guitar: Latin GRAMMY® winners Yamandu Costa and João Bosco! Experience the exuberance, virtuosity, and passionate energy of Brazilian rhythms on guitar. Yamandu Costa performs on Friday, May 31, at Miracle Theatre in Eastern Market and João Bosco performs on Saturday, June 1, at Catholic University.

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2024-03-02 Viva Brazil band

Viva Brasil! A weekend of bossa nova, samba, pagode, frevo, samba reggae, funk, and more

Creative Alliance’s Viva Brasil! Carnival Dance Party celebrated its 20th year earlier this month!

This year, carnival celebrations extended through the entire weekend. EducArte curated Friday night’s bossa nova performance, featuring the great showman Marcos Ariel from Rio de Janeiro, who took us on a journey through Brazilian music. The Marcos Ariel Trio featured Andrew Connell […]

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Brazilian bateria class

Announcing EducArte at Levine

We are excited to announce our partnership with Levine Music to present EducArte’s samba percussion and dance classes at Levine’s Silver Spring campus in Montgomery County starting on January 18. Levine Music is the largest and most prestigious community music school in our region, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to add Brazil’s vibrant music and dance to their offerings.

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