Explore Music! BRAZIL
Experience the Music and Culture of Brazil
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Explore Music! BRAZIL took place on February 15, 2014 at the CMS Center. Participants were immersed in the music and culture of Brazil led by Brazilian musician, Moacyr Marchini. The afternoon included a music demonstration, "jam session", Brazilian drum circle, crafts, parade, and authentic Brazilian cuisine by Brazil Express.
Check out this video re-cap about the event!
Moacyr Marchini, is a native of Brazil and has been a professional musician for 30 years. Moacyr specializes in playing the cavaquinho, a Brazilian guitar, and other traditional Brazilian hand percussion instruments. He is the founder and director of the Chicago Samba School, a non-profit organization promoting Brazilian culture, and Samba Bom in St. Louis. For several years, Moacyr has taught percussion classes and workshops for elementary, secondary schools, universities and community groups in the Midwest. He frequently performs in festivals, night clubs, private functions, and returns often to Brazil, where he studies with samba masters and collects Brazilian recordings and instruments.
Explore Music! BRAZIL, Experience the Music and Culture of Brazil was presented as part of the Community Music School’s global music program, which was established to develop increased exposure to and experience with music of all cultures. With the belief that all musical styles are equally valid, the CMS endeavors, through the global music program, to foster social harmony, trust, understanding, and appreciation of all cultures. Students, teachers, and those with a general interest in music and exposure to diverse cultural music practices are invited to participate and observe.
Special thank you to the following organizations for their participation and involvement with Explore Music! BRAZIL:
- Moacyr Marchini and Samba Bom: www.sambabom.com
- Brazil Express by Yemanja Brasil Restaurante: www.brazildining.com.
- Viva Brasil STL: www.facebook.com/vivabrasilstl
- St. Louis Classical Guitar Society: www.guitarstlouis.net
- Gitana Productions, Inc.: gitana-inc.org
Highlighted photos from Explore Music! BRAZIL