Brazil's National Treasures: Capoeira, Futbal and Samba

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

Sponsor: 
Brazil Immersion Week
Contact name: 
Gabrielle Motta-Passajou
Contact email: 
mottapassajo@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 
+1 (828) 963-4073
Location: 
Plemmons Student Union, Price Lake Room
Admission: 
Free


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