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Fourth annual samba fest
Both crowd and performers fused into one big, celebratory happening at the Koeppel Community Sports Center on Saturday, May 8, at the Third Annual Trinity College Samba Fest.
Left, the Trinity Samba Ensemble accompanies José Paulo, a singer from Rio de Janeiro. The ensemble, open to music and non-music majors alike, teaches students Brazilian culture through its music and rhythms. In the words of Associate Professor of Music Eric Galm, its director, the ensemble aims for a “transference of positive energy.” Thus inspired, the students are encouraged to apply the same principles to other academic work. “Communal experiences like this,” says Galm, “[can] have a dramatic effect on the quality of education.”
Other festival performers included Berimbrown, an Afro-fusion band, Tierra Mestiza, and Ginga Brasileira.