Coffee, Gold and Candomblé

Captivating Classical Choral Music and Pulsating Rhythms from Brazil

Have you ever wondered how music might have sounded in the magnificent colonial churches of Brazil? Did the composers and performers fashion their sounds to reflect the lavish architecture and extravagant decoration? What European influences came over on the ships from Lisbon, and what exactly arrived on the tropical shores from Angola, Nigeria, and the Congo?

In this fascinating talk Simon Dunbavand will explore in words, music and pictures the musical stories of the largest country in South America, Brazil.  What is candomblé? Why gold and coffee?

Come along to find out!

Join us at in the Rougemont Room at the Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 21 May.  Tickets priced £8 per person available from Prim at rehearsals or by telephone 01803 872296