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Arts Midwest World Fest, Paulo Padilha brings Brazil to area students

 

September 19, 2019

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BRAZILIAN MUSICIANS Paulo Padilha e Bando from Brazil is coming to perform as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Sept. 23-28. On Monday Sept. 23, Paulo Padilha e Bando will be visiting Luther L. Wright, Tuesday Sept. 24 they will be in Mercer and Hurley that Wednesday. On Friday Sept. 27, the group will visit the Bethany Ann Hellen Studio in Ironwood and will end the week with a performance at the theatre on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

By KIM E. STROM

kstrom@yourdailyglobe.com

Ironwood - Next week the Historic Ironwood Theatre will host one of four international groups as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest Sept. 23-28. Paulo Padilha e Bando from Brazil will give workshops in local schools and will end the week with a performance at the theatre on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

"The group...spends much of the week in schools and other community locations, sharing their music through workshops," said theatre president Zona Wick in a press release about the event. Information on the country and on the musical group will go out to schools scheduled for a visit in advance. "I'm hoping the kids will be prepared," said Wick.

Paulo Padilha e Bando is known for its "lighthearted melodies and upbeat rhythms" according to an Arts Midwest flyer on the group. "With twenty years of teaching experience, cultural research and rhythmic expertise, (the band) is a group of master musicians who love to share their passion for music and Brazilian culture with students of all ages."

On Monday Sept. 23, Paulo Padilha e Bando will be in Ironwood schools, they will be in Mercer on Tuesday Sept. 24 and Hurley that Wednesday. On Friday Sept. 27, the group will visit the Bethany Ann Hellen Studio in Ironwood.

The program is in partnership with Arts Midwest and seeks to enrich the lives of young and old alike while bringing diverse cultures to rural areas. "We are very lucky to get this international program," said Wick. "It's something that most people never get to hear. Brazil is coming to us," she said.

Artist liason Vic Calore added that the theatre's website may have drawn Arts Midwest to choose Ironwood as one of nine Midwestern cities to host the programs. "They look at our website and see how beautiful our theatre is," he said.

Arts Midwest is one of six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations in the U.S. and partners with sponsors to cover the much of the program cost. It is their goal that communities experience the "exchange and sharing of cultures."

The Arts Midwest World Fest Partnership is part of a two-year commitment; the theatre will also be hosting musicians from Israel in April of 2020, Japan in Sept. 2020 and China in April of 2021.

To attend the public concert on Saturday Sept. 28, tickets can be purchased at the door, at the box office or online at http://www.ironwoodtheatre.net.

 
 

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