Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Art Department
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Weekday(s): Wednesday
Start Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
End Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

» Brazilian Drumming: A Look at the Drums in the History of South American & African Cu


Wednesday, February 6
Lecture: Brazilian Drumming: A Look at the Drums in the History of South American & African Cultures Featuring Ted Nichols
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7 p.m.
When one thinks of Brazil, the samba stands out as its quintessential musical and national identity. Origins of the samba can be traced back to the 17th century in the state of Bahia from slaves captured in the regions of Congo and Angola. One other source of Brazilian percussion is the berimbau, a gourd-resonated musical bow that is associated with early 19th-century slave culture and capoeira, an African-Brazilian martial art. Nichols shares his unique journey uncovering the rhythms and history from Africa and South America. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271.