On March 11, EducArte presented Monobloco at Hook Hall in Washington, DC, as part of their 2023 US Tour.
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.
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. 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.
We are thrilled to announce that we are bringing Larry & Joe to Joe’s Movement Emporium in January! We saw this versatile duo perform last month and we were electrified by their charisma and musicality. As a fully bilingual and bi-musical act combining Venezuelan llanera and Appalachian folk music, Larry & Joe encapsulate what we love about exploring the connections between traditional forms across the Americas.