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Master Class: Claudia Villela “Brazilian Rhythms and Melodies”
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
“An extraordinary singer in any context.” – The Boston Globe
FREE! Doors at 6:30 pm. In an interactive master class for all levels, vocalist/composer Claudia Villela dives into the rich heritage of Brazilian music exploring an array of rhythms and styles, including Lundu, Maxixe, Maculelê, Capoeira, Ciranda, Xote, Samba, Baião, Frevo, Partido Alto, Choro, Côco, and Bossa Nova. Utilizing one of her own compositions, she will demonstrate the use of call-and-response and “Voice Battucada” – where the human voice is used to imitate a specific instrument from a Carnival parade ensemble (samba school) – and explore the use of vocal improvisation.