Brazilian musical group to visit campus

by Julie Hail Flory

p. p. The Brazilian musical group Rabo de Lagartixa will visit the University of Notre Dame for performances Thursday – Saturday (Sept. 26-28) on campus and in South Bend and Chicago. Sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, the group will be hosted by Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies.p. The six musicians will perform Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. The concert is free and open to the public.p. Additional appearances by the group will include workshops and performances in South Bend area schools, a concert Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, and a performance Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Kids&Kites Festival at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, followed by a concert at 9 that evening at The Hideout, 1354 Wabanasia Ave., Chicago.p. The group performs 19th-century dance music updated with a Brazilian beat. Called choro , which means “cry” in Portuguese, the musical style is a subset of the popular movement in Brazil that gave the world bossa nova in the 1960s. Choro has evolved from a simple three-instrument musical form to a popular genre played on the radio and in clubs throughout Brazil.p. Rabo de Lagartixa features award-winning musicians who have been critically acclaimed as leaders in interpreting Brazilian choro. The group includes university professors, recording artists and studio musicians, united to create an innovative and creative musical style.p.

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