Ouça – Listen
April 26th – 28th, 2018 at 7:30pm
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
On sale: 2/21/2018 at 10am.
Samba Fogo proudly presents: Ouça – Listen, an evening of live music and dance, on fire. Drawing on rich Afro-Brazilian culture and mythology, Samba Fogo ignites the stage as they weave traditional and contemporary dance, fire spinning, and diverse live music. The concert will feature original musical compositions, sound scores, and high-energy choreography, performed by a cast of over 35 spectacular artists, including a dance company of 12. The live band for this year’s concert includes vocalists Solange Gomes and George Edgar Brown, hailing from São Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil. These talented vocalists will be backed by a string quintet, a horn line, and a mobile “bateria” Brazilian drumline – a diverse and dynamic orchestra, providing a rhythmic and musical backdrop inspired by traditions from Cuba, Africa, and Brazil.
Ouça – Listen will take audiences on a journey, from deeply-rooted dance traditions of Africa and Brazil, through classic samba music and dance styles, all the way to the ornate costuming and fancy footwork of Brazilian Carnival celebrations.
Run time: 100 minutes including 10 minute intermission.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. No babes-in-arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.