The Afro-Brazilian ensemble Ologundê brings its exciting and dazzling synthesis of music, dance, and martial arts to Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.
Performing as part of the World Music Series at the Eastman School of Music, the ensemble will present a diverse repertoire which includes candomblé, a synthesis of religious performance rituals; capoeira, a martial arts dance with acrobatic movements; and maculêlê, a warrior dance using sticks and machetes that was originally created in the sugar cane fields by slaves.
Formed in 2002, Ologundê is composed of Brazilians living in the United States and in Brazil. The group includes former members of world-renowned music and dance troupes and is under the direction of noted percussionist Dendê from the famed Afro-Brazilian band Timbalada. The ensemble has performed throughout the United States and toured Greece as part of the Cultural Olympiad, appearing at the Kalamata Dance Festival and at the Athens Festival at the Acropolis.
Tickets to Ologundê are $18, $12, and $8 (discount with UR ID) and can be purchased at the Rochester Philharmonic Box Office, 108 East Ave.; by phone (585) 454-2100; or online at esm.rochester.edu/concerts.
The remaining recital in this season’s World Music Series features Gamelan Lila Muni, the Eastman School’s Balinese percussion ensemble, on Tuesday, April 29.
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Tuesday, March 25
World Music Series: Ologundê, an Afro-Brazilian ensemble presenting music and dance
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Tickets $18, $12, $8 (discount with UR ID), at the Rochester Philharmonic Box Office, 108 East Ave.; by phone (585) 454-2100; or online at esm.rochester.edu/concerts.