Class information

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TitleBrazilian Music Ensemble: Forró
DaysMTWThF (week 2), July 24–28
Instructor(s)Jamie Maschler
Slots (taken)n/a (6)
LocationFairbanks Lutheran Church
PerformanceWorld Music/Dance — 7/30/2017 3:00pm
DescriptionIn this ensemble we will be working with music from Northeast Brazil. Traditional instrumentation includes accordion, zabumba (drum), triangle, and voice but in a more modern tradition has several instrumental variations. We will play works by Luiz Gonzaga, Gilberto Gil, Sivuca, Hermeto Pascoal, Marcelo Caldi, Toninho Ferragutti and more. We will learn from charts as well as by ear — focusing on how to comp, solo, and play specific to the genre. If you've ever been interested in learning the rural/traditional music of Brazil now is the chance! Forró is influenced from Afro-Brazilian, German, and Portuguese genres. Similar to tango, forró describes the dance, music and event. Forró is still as popular today as is was when the genre first started. Dance halls in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bahia, and anywhere else you might find yourself in Brazil are filled with sound of this evolving traditional and world pop music. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Aux. Percussion, Bass, Drums, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax (multiple seats), Violin, Vocal.

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