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Cazes, Cavaquinho, and Choro: An evening of Brazilian Instrumental Music

Henrique Cazes is the University of Toronto Faculty of Music's World Music Artist in Residence during the Winter 2013 term

As part of our World Rhythms Performance Lecture series, Arts & Events Programming at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites you to a performance lecture featuring Henrique Cazes, the University of Toronto's World Music Artist in Residence during the Winter 2013 term.

The performance lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm in room AA303 of the Arts & Administration Building. Admission is free and open to everyone; however, due to limited seating, all guests must RSVP online at

Supported by several musicians from Toronto who actively perform Brazilian music, Mr. Cazes will present an evening of original arrangements of classic choro compositions along with a few surprises, including music from his "Beatles 'n' Choro" project.

Henrique Cazes is a noted performer and educator in Brazil with a vast discography dating back over thirty years. A skilled multi-stylist, he is especially well-regarded as a performer of choro, an urban music practice related to samba, but featuring more elaborated song forms and instrumental improvisation. Henrique, who also holds an MA in ethnomusicology, is the author of Choro, do Quintal ao Municipal (1998), a book length history of Brazilian choro, as well as Escola Moderna do Cavaquinho, a widely used teaching method for cavaquinho. In addition to his many performing, recording, and publishing activities, Henrique is the director of the cavaquinho program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

The World Rhythms Performance Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Scarborough is generously supported by MBNA, Manulife Financial, and TD Insurance.

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