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Roots, Rhythm, and Improv – Sofia Ribeiro, Rizumik, and Beleza

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

$15 – $18

Join us at The Front Porch in Downtown Charlottesville for a unique collaborative event featuring Sofia Ribeiro, Tiago Grade (Rizumik), and Berto and Madeline Sales (Beleza).

Sofia and Tiago, both Portuguese artists based in New York city, will be working in Charlottesville with All City All County Choirs at the middle and high school level at the beginning of November. They travel internationally performing and facilitating workshops on vocal ‘orchestras’ and vocal improv. On this special evening, they will be performing together and collaborating with Beleza to create a unique blend of international and American roots music and improv.

SOFIA RIBEIRO is one of the great voices from Portugal, blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, she has been captivating audiences all over the world with her charming and powerful sound.

Sofia explores the endless potentiality of music and improvisation as a way to transform yourself; a journey towards authenticity, vulnerability and deep connection to one another.

Hear and learn more about Sofia here.

Tiago Grade, RIZUMIK, is an award winning artist mostly known for his rhythmic and improvisational skills. Born in Lisbon and based in NYC, he connects to playing, acting (physical comedy and character work), singing, dancing (Urban dance / `Popping`), and teaching – mostly through beatbox, hand percussion and vocal improvisation.

Tiago and Sofia have been performing and teaching improvisation together for several years.

Learn more here.

BELEZA is united by musical interests that include samba, funk, soul, blues, bossa, jazz and Spanish flamenco; Humberto Oliveira Sales and Madeline Holly Sales blend the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic riches from North and South America. As a guitar and vocal duo, they enrich their performances by including live percussion and vocal loops.

Learn more about Beleza here.

We’d like to thank The Center for Vocal Study for sponsoring this event as well as facilitating Tiago and Sofia’s week as guest artists and educators in the public schools of the Charlottesville area.


November 4, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$15 – $18
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The Front Porch


The Front Porch
221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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