Eleventh Annual Samba Fest Returns to Trinity Campus Saturday, May 6

Trinity Students to Join Brazilian and Connecticut Artists

Hartford, Connecticut, May 5, 2017 – Samba Fest returns to the Trinity College campus on Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 240 New Britain Avenue (on the Life Sciences Quadrangle) in Hartford. Samba Fest is a free, rain-or-shine event that is open to the public.

The Samba Fest lineup includes vocalist Karli Ortega from Honduras; Gideon Ampeire with music from Uganda; Conjunto Antillano featuring trumpeter and bandleader Ray González; Ginga Brasileira, directed by Efraim Silva; The Bossa Nova Project; The Hartford Hot Several; West Hartford's Hall High School choirs, directed by Lorri Cetto; the Trinity Samba Ensemble with special guest José Paulo, directed by Eric Galm; Trinity Steel, directed by Curtis Greenidge; and more.

For updated Samba Fest information and schedule, click here or visit Facebook.com/sambafest.
“We’re anticipating an amazing celebration of Brazilian culture through its music and wide-ranging rhythms,” said Eric Galm, associate professor of music and ethnomusicology and chair of the Music Department at Trinity College. “There will be everything,” he said, “from the refined strains of contemporary jazz-influenced melodies and harmonies to large drumming groups and exciting dance workshops.”

​Eric Galm, who conceived and produces Samba Fest, directs the
Trinity Samba Ensemble.

For directions and parking information, visit sambafest.com. For general information, call (860) 297-2199. All performances will be aired live by WRTC 89.3 FM Radio (www.wrtcfm.com).

Produced by Trinity College, Samba Fest is an institutional collaboration with the Consulate General of Brazil in Hartford. The event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council and with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for Samba Fest comes from the following Trinity College programs and offices: the Austin Arts Center Guest Artist Series, Department of Music, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Urban and Global Studies Arts Initiative, and Trinfo.Café.