UF School of Music, Center for World Arts Ensembles

October 20, 2017

Oct. 20 – UF School of Music, Center for World Arts Ensembles

The University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.  The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts. The lively evening of music and dance also features a guest appearance by internationally-renowned Brazilian percussionist Renato Martins.

The groups performing include:

  • Sunshine Steelers (steel drum band), Director Kenneth Broadway
  • Jacaré Brazil (Brazilian traditional and popular music), Directors Larry Crook and Welson Tremura
  • Agbedidi Africa (West African dance and drum ensemble), Director Mohamed da Costa

The Center for World Arts (CWA) at the University of Florida promotes artistic diversity, linking local and global communities through the arts. Through an innovative infrastructure featuring performance, curriculum, media, research and outreach, the center advances interdisciplinary perspectives in the arts. In addition, the CWA provides intercultural academic arts programs open to all UF students, including significant arts practice and performance opportunities for students pursuing degrees in the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance. To find out more about the center, visit their website at http://www.arts.ufl.edu/cwa/.

“Free Fridays” is presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and funded in part by Culture Builds Florida. The entire “Free Fridays” 2017 schedule can be viewed at www.freefridaysgnv.com.  “Free Fridays” is held at The Bo Diddley Plaza located at 111 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. For general information, contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8532. For more information about this event, please contact David Ballard at ballarddg@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8746.

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