Brazilian Music Ensemble

Director: [[miyanaga, Michael Iyanaga]]
About: The ensemble performs a repertoire comprising roots samba, choro, samba-de-roda, and forró, as well as more contemporary Afro-Bahian pop music.

About the Brazilian Music Ensemble

With a mix of Brazilian musical instruments and Portuguese-language singing, the ensemble performs a repertoire comprising roots samba, choro, samba-de-roda, and forró, as well as more contemporary Afro-Bahian pop music. Undergraduate students with varying degrees of experience with Brazil, music, and Brazilian music practice traditional Brazilian music, learn about Brazilian culture, and improve their musicianship through performance and the fun of music-making. The ensemble was established in 2015 as a means of expanding and diversifying the approach to Latin American studies at William & Mary.