May 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Jazz - The American life and story


Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans,

but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, Jazz celebrates all Americans at their best.

  • It rewards individual expression but demands…

Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 21, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

"Mas que nada", tracing the origins of Maracatu

Have you ever listened to this beautiful Brazilian song "Mas que nada" and wondered what Maracutu means and its relation to the Samba ?

Mas que nada

Sai da…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 16, 2011 at 9:37pm — No Comments


O site do DC Brasília Creative Community ficou ótimo.

Gostaria de parabenizar a equipe de desenvolvimento!


Added by Hosana Bezerra on May 11, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Baião rhythm influence on American Popular music

Baião, oftentimes referred to as "baion", is a rhythm from the state of Bahia in Northeastern Brazil. Most people credit Luis Gonzaga with popularizing this rhythm.


Luis Gonzaga is often called Rei de Baião


The rhythm is kind of a slow samba rhythm. Its distinctive pattern consists of two long notes separated by one of short duration (i.e. long-short-long).…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

"The Kayapo and the Future of Amazonia" with Anthropologist Janet Chernela

Anthropologist Janet Chernela has presented for our Lecture Series numerous times about her work with the Kayapo of the Amazon, and has been one of our most popular speakers. Her last presentation May 18, 2010 was entitled "The Kayapo and the Future of Amazonia".


The talk focused on many pressing questions for Amazonia. Here is a summary of the…


Added by Lisa Martin on May 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Hermeto Pascoal: Jazz and Universal Music in Brazil" with Ethno-musicologist Andrew Connell

On March 14, 2011, a large group of members and friends were dazzled and delighted by Ethno-musicololgist Andrew Connell who shared both the stories and the amazing sounds of Hermeto Pascoal, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who combines jazz, northeastern folk music, avant-garde, and found sounds to produce some of the most exciting and provocative Brazilian music…


Added by Lisa Martin on May 2, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Jazz the journey of art across continents

Jazz is a wonderful illustration, that when musical ideas and talent have traveled across continents it has at times evolved into a more sublime work of art.


Several genres contributed to the formation of Jazz including ragtime, blues, marches, African religious music, European classical music, Cuban music, South American musical rhythms and American popular song and musical theater.


DC Creative community draws its inspiration from the history of Jazz and one…


Added by Rodolfo Morais on May 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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