SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – October 14, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – A Utah samba group will be presenting Raízes Do Samba (Roots Of Samba) in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts on October 15, 16 and 17.
Raízes Do Samba is a showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and fire dance, tracing the history and roots of the Samba tradition. Brazil is known for its colorful, high-volume, and celebratory music and dance styles. Raízes Do Samba gives Utah audiences the chance to experience Brazil’s culture through traditional live music and dance.
Raízes Do Samba will feature several original musical compositions, written by Samba Fogo band member George Brown, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Salt Lake City. George Brown’s musical compositions will explore the origins of Brazil’s musical heritage, and will accompany new choreography by artistic director Lorin Hansen, performed by a dance company of ten. The live band for this fall’s concert features diverse instrumentation such as seven-string guitar, electric guitar and bass, cavaquinho (small Brazilian guitar), a vocal quartet, drumset, accordion, and a large Brazilian drumline/bateria. In total, this show will feature a cast of over 35 vocalists, dancers, musicians, percussionists, and fire dancers.
For over a decade Samba Fogo has been inspiring others through live performances, arts education, classes and workshops along the Wasatch Front and throughout the Western United States.
Tickets to Raízes Do Samba are $18 for students and $20 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.arttix.org, at all ArtTix Ticket Office locations, or by calling 801.355.ARTS or 888.451.ARTS.