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Brazilian music Jacare Brazil comes to Stetson

Jacare BrazilThe University of Florida’s Brazilian music collective, “Jacaré Brazil” (or “Gator Brazil”), will perform on Stetson University’s DeLand campus on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel inside the historic Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd.  The event is open to the public, free of charge, thanks to the sponsors: the Artists & Lecturers Committee and the Latin American Studies Program of Stetson University.  

Specializing in the musical traditions of Brazil since 1990, the University of Florida’s Jacaré Brazil collective comprises four complementary ensemble sections: percussion, voice, guitar, and choro (Brazilian instrumental ensemble). Directors, arrangers, instrumentalists and singers come from the university’s faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate) and from the Gainesville community. Guest artists from international arenas frequently perform with the group, fostering a rich and diverse environment of artistic and cultural collaboration.

Jacaré Brazil’s performance at Stetson will include members of the percussion, voice and choro ensembles interpreting several vocal pieces from Brazil’s MPB repertoire (Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, etc.), some traditional jazzy sambas, and a number of percussion ensemble performances.  Brazilian guitarist and recording artist, Ulisses Rocha, returns to DeLand (he played the Café DaVinci in 2012) to perform as the group’s special guest artist.

For further information on this event, contact Dr. William R. Nylen by email (wnylen@stetson.edu) or by phone (386-822-7570).