The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2016

A Night of Fado and Brazilian Rhythms with Tania Da Silva and Lucas Pullin

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm
(A light reception will be available from 5:30-6:00pm)
Cook Memorial Theater at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

This performance is free and open to the public

Concert Invitation (pdf)

fado concert
Fado singer, Tania Da Silva and brazilian
musician, Lucas Pullin

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Portuguese Consulate of New Bedford are proud to announce the latest event of the series, Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World. The series is organized by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Cultures and UMass Dartmouth doctoral students, Fausta Boscacci, Ines Lima and Serena Rivera and aims to promote the vibrant cultures of Portuguese-speaking communities around the world.

Please join us on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm in the Cook Memorial Theater at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for the musical performance of Fado singer, Tania Da Silva, and Brazilian musician, Lucas Pullin. This concert will consist of separate performances and then in collaboration, providing a unique musical experience that highlights the expressive genre of Portuguese Fado and the rhythms of Brazil. This performance is free and open to the public.  A light reception will be available from 5:30-6:00pm.

With a passion for Portuguese music already established as a child, Tania DaSilva began to hear the contemporary Fado singers of Portugal and with them discovered the energy of the Modern Fado. This new sound of Fado stimulated Tania to explore and to appreciate the Traditional Fado. It was this type of music that Tania found to be her destiny and that brought to her splendor. Tania recorded her first album in 2004, “Fado Inspirado” (Inspired Fado). Tania intends to continue to interpret Fado between the communities of the United States of America such as abroad when opportunities arise.

Brazilian guitarist, Lucas Pullin, has taught and performed in New York City since 2010. After finishing his undergraduate studies in conducting and composition in Brazil, Mr. Pullin was awarded a Masters Degree from The Juilliard School and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

Please RSVP by April 27, 2016 to Serena Rivera at srivera2@umassd.edu.

 

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Brazilian guitarist Pullin performing two of the five classical guitar pieces we had the pleasure of enjoying last night at the Night of Fado and Brazilian Rhythms at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Brazilian guitarist Pullin performing two of the five classical guitar pieces we had the pleasure of enjoying last night at the Night of Fado and Brazilian Rhythms at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Posted by Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture - UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1, 2016

 

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Tania and Lucas performing together

Tania and Lucas performing together.

Posted by Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture - UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1, 2016

 

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Tania performing with Portuguese guitar players

Tania performing with Portuguese guitar players

Posted by Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture - UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1, 2016

 

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Final performances of the evening and culmination of both cultures.

Final performances of the evening and culmination of both cultures.

Posted by Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture - UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1, 2016

 

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Some photos of the Night of Fado and Brazilian Rhythms with Tania Da Silva and Lucas Pullin

(click to enlarge the photo)

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