CMS: Explore Music and Culture of Brazil Feb. 15 with Moacyr Marchini

| January 21, 2014

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) will offer a taste of Brazilian music and culture when Moacyr Marchini visits on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 3-6 p.m.

3 p.m.: Marchini and Samba Bom
Community Music School: Music and Culture of Brazil Feb. 15

Moacyr Marchini

A free afternoon of fun for the whole family begins at 3 p.m. with a video introduction to the country of Brazil, followed by a demonstration of “Chorinho,” the most traditional style of Brazilian music, led by Marchini and members of Samba Bom. After the demonstration, participants will be invited to join in a Brazilian “jam session.”  The “jam session” is appropriate for intermediate level music students that are able to read music.

Participants must RSVP. Everyone is welcome to observe the jam session.

Marchini is a native of Brazil and has been a professional musician for 30 years. Moacyr specializes in playing the cavaquinho, a Brazilian guitar, and other traditional Brazilian hand percussion instruments. He is the founder and director of the Chicago Samba School, a non-profit organization promoting Brazilian culture, and Samba Bom in St. Louis.

4:15 p.m.: Carnaval and Samba

At 4:15 p.m. participants of all ages are invited to make simple of Carnaval costumes pieces (masks, head pieces, anklets, bracelets), learn to play variety of Brazilian percussion instruments, and be part of a samba jam session known as Batucada. The celebration will culminate with a Carnaval style parade showcasing newly made costumes and music!  Participants must RSVP. All are welcome to observe.

Authentic Brazilian Cuisine

Authentic Brazilian cuisine will be available for purchase from the Brazil Express by Yemanja Brasil Restaurante. The food truck will be parked outside the CMS Garden Ave. entrance from 3-6 p.m.  Yemanja Brasil Restaurante is one of St. Louis’ premier Brazilian restaurants. For more information about the Brazil Express and Yemanja Brasil Restaurante visit:

Participants are invited to show their Brazilian pride by wearing the colors of Brazil, bright yellow, green and blue.


This event is free and open for all to observe. RSVP is required to participate in music and craft sessions. Note name, age, instrument, and session. Space is limited for participants.

For info and to RSVP: Call 314-968-5939, email or visit


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