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Date of Publication: 
08/19/2014

Bringing Bossa Nova to the US

Exhibition: Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States
September 10 – December 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30–7:30pm

The exhibition Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States returns to the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives after its debut as part of the critically acclaimed Jazz Samba Project at Strathmore.

For nearly fifty years, local radio broadcaster Felix Grant was a familiar voice to Washington, D.C. jazz lovers. His early interest in and fascination with Brazilian culture and music played a pivotal role in introducing bossa nova to the United States. The music’s impact, particularly on the American jazz scene, is explored through his involvement in promoting and supporting Brazilian music throughout his career.

The exhibitionincludes photographs; concert programs; correspondence; awards; unique interviews of prominent artists such as João Gilberto, Leny Andrade, Sérgio Mendes and Dorival Caymmi; and a digital collection, the Bossa Nova Project, which forms the basis for exhibits that may be accessed online. Together they provide a glimpse into Brazilian music of this period and its explosive impact on the American jazz scene.

Exhibition courtesy of the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia.  Curated by Judith A. Korey and Michael Fitzgerald with Rachel Elwell and exhibit designer Serdar Sirtanadolu.

This exhibition is made possible through the support of the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Arts and Sciences, April Massey, Ph.D., Dean; and Learning Resources Division, Melba Broome, Director.

Event Details:
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30–7:30pm
Dates: September 10 – December 12, 2014
Times: Open during Learning Resources Division’s hours

Location:
Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives
Learning Resources Division, Building 41-Level A
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public.

Info: 202.274.5803 • E-mail: jazzalive@udc.eduwww.jazzaliveUDC.org