Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Music and Dance
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Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Music and Dance

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The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances originating in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, a region known for custom deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa.
The ensemble is directed by Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of the Street Musicians, Carnaval, and Camdomble ceremonies. Their repertoire includes works from Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Dances such as Samba, Maculele, and the Dances of the forces of Nature, known as Orixa in Brazil. It features a performance of Capoeira, an African Brazilian martial art that combines dance, gymnastics and acrobatics.
All are accompanied by live percussion and traditional instruments making for an exciting and engaging performance. Join us for an experience of African Brazilian culture through our promotion of cross-cultural understanding, see something global in an authentic way, and interact with our International members, no passport required. Experience the magic of Salvador ! “This artist was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Roster.  Funding may be available to support performance engagements with presenters in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV and the US Virgin Islands.”
The music of The Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Band features a mix of American jazz styles mixed with a background of traditional African Brazilian rhythms of Samba, Ijexa, Samba Reggae and Samba Afro.