Dedé Sampaio, the Brazilian percussionist who has created this outstanding program, has played/recorded with Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Toninho Horta, Gary Peacock, Randy Brecker, Dave Kikoski and many others. The growing popularity of Brazilian music and its unique rhythms are reflected in Sounds of Brazil.
This program is an exciting cultural adventure. Students will explore, learn and understand many aspects of Brazilian history, geography, custom and music. A wide variety of Brazilian percussion instruments will be demonstrated, played, discussed and their origins will be explained. Students and teachers will get the chance to participate in hands-on percussion as we re-create “The Brazilian Carnaval” atmosphere using Sounds of Brazil.
Curriculum: Experience: - 22 years as assembly performer - 25 years in recording - 20 years as an educator
Programs and events: - Northwestern University - Percussive Arts Society - Vandercook College of Music - University of Illinois at Springfield - Ravinia Festival (Words and Music) - The World Cup USA 1994 - FIFA Women’s Cup USA 1999