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Brazilian culture is focus of programs April 10-12 at Appalachian

BOONE—Learn about Brazilian culture, including music and dance April 10-12 at Appalachian State University. A series of international events focusing on Brazil will be held in Plemmons Student Union. All activities are free and open to the public.

Faculty members Gabrielle Motta-Passajou, Andres Fisher and Brent James will present “Brazil’s National Treasures: Faculty Presentations on Capoeira, Football and Samba Wednesday, April 10, from 7-9 p.m. in the student union’s Price Lake Room.

The documentary “Bus 174” will be shown Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in Greenbriar Theater in the student union. A panel discussion with Craig Fischer from the Department of English, Brent James from the Department of Language, Literatures & Cultures, and Bruce Dick from the Department of English will follow. The film was voted one of the 10 best films of the year by the New York Times. More information about the film is available at

Festa do Brasil, a Brazilian festival, will be held Friday, April 12, from 5-10 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Grandfather Ballroom. Activities are an Afro-Brazilian dance workshop beginning at 5 p.m., a Capoeira performance at 6:30 p.m. and a traditional Brazilian dinner and music from 8 to 10 p.m.
For more information, contact Bruce Dick at