Thursday, April 15, 2010

University of Florida Presents 'Brazilian Music Institute' With Guest Artist Celso Machado May 10-14, 2010

Our companion website has long devoted a page to the Afro-Brazilian classical guitarist and composer Celso Machado (b. 1953), who has immigrated to Canada and tours the world frequently. Dr. Welson Tremura is Founder and Director of the Brazilian Music Institute at the University of Florida. For more information on the 2010 Brazilian Music Institute, May 10-14, visit

"University of Florida Performing Arts
Brazilian Music Institute Concert
May 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Location: Squitieri Studio Theatre
Prices: $15 per person (reserved seating)
Founded and organized by Dr. Welson Tremura in 2001, the University of Florida’s Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) is sponsored by the Center for World Arts, Center for Latin American Studies, School of Music, and UF Student Government. Combining classical and popular styles of music, each year the BMI brings outstanding artists for a weeklong event designed to extend the experience and expand the possibilities of learning and performing Brazilian music. Through daily rehearsals and group lessons with guest artists and Brazilian repertoires, the BMI offers a challenging and exciting atmosphere in addition to an aesthetically and socially rewarding activity for all participants. The closing concert takes place on Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Squitieri Studio Theatre.

"Celso Machado
Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Celso Machado, transports his audiences through the richness and diversity of Brazilian music and beyond. For 40 years Celso Machado has been performing on concert stages throughout Brazil, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, and the United States. Considered one of the most versatile and exciting musician/composers of Brazilian music today; his guitar technique is but one of his passions; his gift for making music out of anything and everything around us is his mission in life." [Celso Machado has a website of his own,, and is profiled at]

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