Festa do Brasil, Plemmons Student Union, April 10-12

Festo do brasil

Three days of free festivities celebrating Brazilian culture, April 10-12. Learn about Brazilian culture, including music and dance at Appalachian State University. A series of international events focusing on Brazil will be held in Plemmons Student Union. All activities are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Price Lake Room, Student Union
Faculty members Gabrielle Motta-Passajou, Andres Fisher and Brent James will present “Brazil's National Treasures: Faculty Presentations on Capoeira, Football and Samba."

Thursday, April 11, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Greenbriar Theater, Student Union
The documentary “Bus 174” will be shown. A panel discussion with Craig Fischer from the Department of English, Brent James from the Department of Language, Literatures & Cultures, and Bruce Dick from the Department of English will follow. The film was voted one of the 10 best films of the year by the New York Times.

Friday, April 12, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Grandfather Ballroom, Student Union
Festa do Brasil, a Brazilian festival, will be held in the Grandfather Ballroom. Activities include  an Afro-Brazilian dance workshop beginning at 5:00pm. A Capoeira performance at 6:30pm, and a traditional Brazilian dinner with music from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

Co-sponsored by Appalachian State University, Belk Library & Information Commons, and the local community.

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