Brazilian Music Institute

Brazilian Music Institute WorkshopThe University of Florida’s (UF) Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) gathered outstanding Brazilian musicians for an intensive week of instruction May 22-27, 2017. Thanks in part to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BMI expanded its reach and impact through a partnership with Broward College to bring BMI to South Florida. This year’s BMI, took place at Broward College and provided unique opportunities for singers, guitarists, percussionists, drummers, pianists and other instrumentalists to study with exceptional musicians such as: Sinhô Francisco, Cesinha, Ulisses Rocha,Welson Tremura, Larry Crook, Vadim Arsky, Alex Berti, Jason Hainsworth, Mike Orta, Scott Wilson, Beatriz Malnic, and the Brazilian Voices. BMI featured daily rehearsals and group lessons in Brazilian instrumental music as well as a concluding concert on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Bailey Hall (Davie) entitled Terra Brazil meets Jazz featuring the guest artists and selected BMI participants.

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