A wide variety of Brazilian customs, geography, and music were on display at the 95th street library. Musician Dede Sampaio demonstrated his ability to play multiple Brazilian percussion instruments.
Sampaio gives concerts, workshops, clinics, and lectures across the country, exposing thousands to Brazilian music while demonstrating the art of ensemble playing. He also invited members from the audience to play the instruments with him
The musician has also composed popular commercial jingles, ranging from Mazda to Doublemint gum.
Sampaio notices the impact of understanding music and it’s many styles. “It is very important to understand different cultures. You know, how they live and the music. That is very important to me.”
Sampaio has also performed live with the likes of Miles Davis and Ben Vereen.
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