World Music Series - Brazil!

  • Date
    Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location
    Student Center Mounds (Outside B Building)
  • Admission

Featured Performers: Gingarte Capoeira, Brazilian Music and Dance

In collaboration with the Triton College HIA (Hospitality Industry Administration) Program, the Music Program hosts Gingarte Capoeira in an exciting evening of Brazilian music, food, and culture.

This family-friendly event will include a performance and workshop by the group, as well as small plates and beverages curated by students of the HIA program. 

Gingarte Capoeira Performance Company is led under the direction of Marisa Cordeiro, an accomplished performance artist who started her professional career with the international performance company Oba-Oba and is one of a few female masters of capoeira in the world.

Capoeira started during the slave trade in Brazil in the 16th century, as a way for slaves to practice self-defense without getting caught. They disguised it as a dance by incorporating music, instruments and dance-live movements that could turn deadly. It was outlawed in Brazil until Mestre Bimba legitimized it in mid-1900s.

The performance will feature acts of Capoeira, MaculelĂȘ and Samba music and dance.