Samba Percussion Workshop w/ Don Pandeiro | Dance Music of Northeastern Brazil: Strings and Flute Workshop w/ Di Freitas

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Event Date: 
October 4, 2016 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Unit One / Allen Hall, University of Illinois
Address: 
1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana
Description: 

Don Pandeiro and Di Freitas:
Brazilian Musicians/Artists at Unit One/Allen Hall
10/4-10/8

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All events are free and open to the public and take place in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, unless noted otherwise. Free parking is available in the garage across the street.

Tuesday, October 4
6:30pm – Samba Percussion Workshop w/ Don Pandeiro (Main Lounge)

6:30pm - Dance Music of Northeastern Brazil: Strings and Flute Workshop w/ Di Freitas (South Rec)

Two concurrent Brazilian music workshops: one for percussionists and percussionist-wannabes interested in Brazil’s samba rhythms, the other for string players (violinists, violists, guitarists, banjo players, and others welcome) and flutists who are interested in learning the dance music of rural northeastern Brazil.

Tuesday, October 4

8pm – Brazilian Music Performance and Q&A: Don Pandeiro and Di Freitas w/friends (Main Lounge)

Join us for a concert featuring Don Pandeiro and Di Freitas, with guest appearances by participants in the Brazilian music workshops.

Thursday, Oct 6

7pm – Northeast by Southeast: a Night of Brazilian Regional Music (Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium)

Saturday, October 8
11am-2pm – Instrument Making Workshop w/Don Pandero and Di Freitas (South Rec)

Build your own playable fiddle out of scraps of wood and found materials, and make shakers and other Brazilian percussion instruments. Lunch break in the middle.

Saturday, October 8

2pm - Samba Percussion Workshop w/ Don Pandeiro (Main Lounge)

2pm - Dance Music of Northeastern Brazil: Strings and Flute Workshop w/ Di Freitas (South Rec)

Two concurrent Brazilian music workshops: one for percussionists and percussionist-wannabes interested in Brazil’s samba rhythms, the other for string players (violinists, violists, guitarists, banjo players, and others welcome) and flutists who are interested in learning the dance music of rural northeastern Brazil. Bring your handmade instruments if you made them.

Don Pandeiro and Di Freitas are performers, artisans, and instrument builders who represent two different Brazilian contexts and musical styles: urban and rural, Southeast and Northeast, and samba and música nordestina. Over the course of the week, we will showcase their unique combination of musical talent and instrument-making abilities.

Percussionist Don Pandeiro is a musical and artistic icon in São Paulo, where he has spent most of his adult life, playing small shows, fabricating samba instruments out of innovative materials, and building public art fixtures, such as a massive peace monument constructed entirely from match sticks.

Francisco Ferreira de Freitas Filho, known by his stage name Di Freitas, is a rabequeiro (fiddler), guitarist, luthier, and music educator based in Juazeiro do Norte, a city in the hinterlands of the Brazilian Northeast. Di Freitas performs on and builds his own string instruments from calabash and other found materials, and he teaches youth in his hometown to build and play their own homemade fiddles in an “orchestra” he directs.

Cosponsored by Center for Advanced Study, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Department of History, Division of Musicology, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, School of Music, and Unit One/Allen Hall

Admission: 
open to the public, admission free
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