The Afro-Samba Jazz Concert: The Music of the Diaspora

Lecture Series

May 12, 2016

Doors and Reception: 6:30PM; Performance: 7:00PM

Assembly Hall

The Afro-Samba Jazz Concert brings together a group talented Brazilian and American musicians dedicated to the preservation of Brazilian music at its best. Dill Costa (vocal), Luciano Antonio (guitar/vocal), Heitor Garcia (drums/percussion), Jack Zara (bass), Marcin Fahmy (piano), and guest Pharez Whitted (trumpet), will perform the music from the one of the greatest recordings ever released in MPB (Música Popular Brasileira). Afro-Sambas, a partnership between guitar player Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes marked the most unforgettable music in search of the African roots and the Afro-Brazilian religion, Candomblé.

Lewis Achenbach, creator of Jazz Occurrence™, has accepted the Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago's invitation to live paint the Afro-Samba Jazz Concert on May 12. This is an experience you don't want to miss! You may find more information about Lewis at

Doors open at 6:00PM, Reception at 6:30PM, Concert begins at 7:00PM. 

Open to the public. Students $10; general admission $15 online. Students $15 and general admission $20 at the door. Buy tickets here:

Sponsored by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series and the Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago.

This photo is one of Lewis Achenbach's paintings from the Kahil El Zabar Ritual Trio performance at the Elastic Arts Foundation.