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Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshops with Bloco Gavião

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois and supported by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Open to campus and community members, these workshops introduce Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba-reggae and maracatu. The workshops are led by Mark Becker, a Capoeira Angola student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte and a musician experienced with samba “blocos” in both Brazil and the United States.

Instruments will be provided. Bringing a related ensemble instrument is welcome.

Schedule:
2pm-2:50pm—Introduction to basics (open to the public)
3pm-3:50pm—Bloco Gavião practice session

Please Note: The workshop on April 23 featuring special guest Dendê Macêdo will begin at 11am and will take place in the Opera Rehearsal Room.

Workshop participants must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the workshop. At this time, face coverings are required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. Face coverings must be worn throughout any event or performance. For more information, please see our COVID-19 Safety Protocols page.

Event Details

Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)
Sa Jan 15, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Jan 22, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Jan 29, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Feb 05, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Feb 19, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Apr 02, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Apr 16, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Apr 23, 2022 - 11:00am CT
Sa Apr 30, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Free