Free Fridays: UF World Music Ensembles

"FREE FRIDAYS" CONCERT SERIES 2016

UF World Music Ensembles:

Jacare, Brazil, Agbedidi Africa & Others 

UF School of Music, Center for World Arts Music Ensembles Close Out the 2016 “Free Fridays” Concert Series Oct. 21

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles will present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.  The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts for an evening of lively Brazilian and West African music and dance traditions.

The groups performing include:

·         UF Guitar Ensemble, Director Ulisses Rocha

·         Jacaré Brazil (Brazilian traditional and popular music), Directors Larry Crook and Welson Tremura.

·         Agbedidi Africa (West African drumming and dancing ensemble), Director Mohamed da Costa.

The Center for World Arts (CWA) at the University of Florida promotes artistic diversity linking local and global communities through the arts. Through an innovative infrastructure featuring performance, curriculum, media, research and outreach, the center advances interdisciplinary perspectives in the arts. In addition, the CWA provides intercultural academic arts programs open to all UF students, including significant arts practice and performance opportunities for students pursuing degrees in the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance. To find out more about the center, visit their website at http://www.arts.ufl.edu/cwa/.

The 2016 “Free Fridays” concert series is produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and funded in part by grants from Visit Gainesville and Culture Builds Florida. The concerts play each Friday night this year from Friday, May 6 through Friday, Oct. 21 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza, at 111 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. To view the complete “Free Fridays” 2016 schedule, please visit the Cultural Affairs Division website at www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact David Ballard at 352-393-8746.