Brazilian music educator and scholar Juliana Cantarelli Vita presents a lecture and recital on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres, Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana.
Her work deals with a number of different Afro-Brazilian musical genres from the northeast region of Brazil, including maracatu, coco, ciranda and others. Vita explores how processes of musical transmission differ in formal and informal settings, and the ways in which traditional or informal learning practices can be applied in the classroom to improve learning outcomes in general music courses.
This event is co-sponsored by Spurlock Museum, The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the School of Music at Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
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