Trio Ginga will bring the music of Brazil to the stage at Tusculum College on Tuesday, April 26.
The musical group will perform at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre on the lower level (side entrance) of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. The performance is part of Tusculum College Arts Outreach’s 2010-11 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series.
Trio Ginga is the result of three virtuoso musicians who truly love Brazilian music coming together to create something beautiful while making people dance. Bassist Tony Nagy, guitarist David Martin and percussionist Dann Sherrill form the core of the group. “Using folkloric Brazilian rhythms, we aspire to create and play the music that we might hear in North America if transplanted Africans had been allowed to keep their drums,” says Sherrill of the band’s mission and vision.
The group’s music can be described as a combination of the Afro-Folkloric sounds of the Brazilian Northeast and the Bahia with the jazzy urbanity of Rio de Janeiro and a touch of some funky American soul.
Debora Brazil, the group’s featured vocalist, is from Florianopolis in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. She adds the Brazilian vibe and a tropical fashion sense to the group, drawing on her experience as an accomplished fashion designer.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 years of age and older and $5 for children 12 and under.