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Nego Gato Performs at Penn State Berks

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The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble brings a musical experience celebrating Afro-Brazilian culture to the Perkins Student Center Auditorium on Monday, September 27, 2010, at 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, is the director of this talented group; he shares his experiences growing up on the streets of Salvador, Brazil immersed in the magical sounds of street musicians and ceremonies.

The ensemble's 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. The ensemble also features a performance of Capoeira, an African Brazilian martial art that combines dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics.

This performance is part of the college's Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.
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