Paulo Padilha e Bando

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Catch the rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha e Bando.

Paulos' bright music, mischievous humor, and clever lyrics invite audiences to reflect on everything from parents to philosophy.

The ensemble loves to share their passion for music and Brazilian culture with learners of all ages. Come learn about and enjoy the music of Brazil, including traditional samba music. The ensemble will also share information about their instruments and speak about the culture of Brazil. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

Born in Sã​o Paulo, Padilha is a master musician with more than 25 years of experience in music education.

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State Center.

A program of Arts Midwest, the 2019–2022 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, the Kaufman Family Fund for Israeli Cultural Exchange, and Music Port. World Fest is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.

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