Brazilian Ensemble to Perform at Smith Opera House – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Brazilian Ensemble to Perform at Smith Opera House

Performing a blend of folk, country and city music from many different regions of Brazil, Iabas comes to the Smith Opera House on Saturday, March 27, as part of the theater's “Wild Women of the World Music Series.” Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Admission is $10 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.

Under the direction of ethnomusicologist Emilia Biancardi, from Salvador, Bahia Brazil, Iabas is a band whose music springs from the cultural collision and interplay between Indians, Europeans and Africans. Iabas is a celebration of these distinct cultural origins and diverse rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical influences.

Iabas offers an uplifting introduction to Brazilian folkloric music, language, instruments and movements. This all female ensemble performs traditional songs of Brazil on hundreds of homemade and exotic instruments. Each performance is a demonstration of these unique musical traditions and a live exhibition of these instruments that are the tangible link to the musical past of the indigenous Brazilian people. Iabas celebrates the distinct cultural origins of Brazilian music, which blends the unique forms of African, Amerindian and Portuguese music.

Tickets for the Iabas are available at the Smith box office, Area Records and Music, Lyons National Bank, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Bookstore, and WomanMade Products or by calling 315-781-LIVE (5483) or toll-free 866-355-LIVE (5483).

The “Wild Women of the World Music Series” is sponsored by WomanMade Products in Seneca Falls, WEOS FM and the New York State Council on the Arts. This is the final concert in the series.

The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. The Smith is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the City of Geneva, the Town of Geneva and by contributions from individual supporters.