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Alma Brasileira Project and Lecture Paths of Brazilian Music 


The Alma Brasileira project was created for universities and centers of Brazilian studies around the world. It consists of five days of activities focused on Brazilian music. Workshops for musicians, concerts, and the lecture Paths of Brazilian Music present a wide panorama of Brazilian music and culture.

The lecture Paths of Brazilian Music focuses on the different trends in Brazilian music, using musical styles created in the 20th century as guidelines. Trio Baru’s musicians draw parallels between political situations in and outside Brazil, and their influences on Brazilian artists. This gives the audience a broad view of Brazilian music and society. The lecture is illustrated with musical examples preformed live by the Trio Baru. The lecture starts with the 1920's, with the Semana de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo and the music scene in Rio de Janeiro , where composers Chiquinha Gonzaga, Villa-Lobos and Pixinguinha were active. It ends with an analysis of the current cultural production in Brazil, wondering if today, in a globalized world, the “anthropophagic paradigm” of the 20's could still be applied.