Brazil's National Treasures: Capoeira, Futbal and Samba
Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Motta-Passajou.
Three Appalachian State University professors present "Brazil's National Treasures"...
- Capoeira and the Berimbau
Presented by Gabrielle Motta-Passajou
Gabrielle is a lecturer in Appalachian's Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. She will present a general overview of capoiera and focus specifically on the berimbau, the dominant instrument used during capoeira. The talk will also include a short 5-minute documentary on the making of the berimbau.
- Brazil: Soccer and Poetry
Presented by Andres Fisher
Andres is an assistant professor in Appalachian's Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. His talk—"Brazil: Soccer and Poetry"—will focus on the poet-engineer Joao Cabral de Melo Neto and how he and other contemporary Brazilian poets write about/allude to football (soccer) in their work.
- Samba: An Introduction
Presented by Brent James
Brent is an instructor in Appalachian's Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. His talk—"Samba: An Introduction"—will provide a general overview of samba. Sample songs will be played during his talk.