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Music, Peace, and Justice in the Americas: A Tribute to John Burdick


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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean presents

Music, Peace, and Justice in the Americas: A Tribute to John Burdick

Please join the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) to celebrate and honor the life of our dear colleague and friend, Professor of Anthropology, John Burdick. John’s work on race, religion, and music in Brazil and on peace and justice across the Americas inspires this PLACA musical tribute. Mark your calendar to gather in Zoom with other PLACA friends to relax together and enjoy listening to different musical performers throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.


Samba Laranja

The Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble

Directors: Elisa and Josh Dekaney

Samba Laranja is an ensemble that performs various styles of Brazilian music, particularly music of the African tradition such as maracatu, samba, and capoeira. Playing Brazilian instruments such as alfaia, gonguê, surdo, agogô and berimbau, to name a few, the performers share the rhythmically complex music of Brazil. Among Samba Laranja’s most notable accomplishments are several Syracuse Music Awards and performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. This concert, in honor of Dr. John Burdick, will feature choros by Afro-Brazilian composer Pixinguinha and samba by poet-composer Chico Buarque. Additionally, the concert will feature batucadas de samba, maracatu, and capoeira.

Co-sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

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