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Samba Laranja to perform pre-show music for Paquito D'Rivera at Lincoln Center

February 26, 2009

Erica Blust
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Erica Blust

Samba Laranja: the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble, which is based in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in SU's College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will perform pre-show music for "Brazilian Stories with Paquito D'Rivera" March 13-14 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th St., New York City.

"Brazilian Stories" will feature multi-reedman Rivera with vocalist Leny Andrade and clarinetist Anat Cohen. Samba Laranja will perform at 6:30 p.m. each evening, followed by Rivera and guests at 8 p.m. Ticket information is available online at or by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500.

Samba Laranja combines voice and percussion to perform several styles of Brazilian music, with an emphasis on samba, samba-reggae, forró, bossa nova, the music of Capoeira and MPB (Brazilian popular music). The ensemble is directed by Joshua Dekaney and Elisa Macedo Dekaney, faculty members in the Setnor School. More information about the ensemble can be found at

VPA is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship and commentary. The college provides the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. Learn more at

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