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Musics of the World

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Samba School
Mariachi Ensemble
Capoeira Ensemble

Juan Diego Díaz is an ethnomusicologist with a geographic research interest in Africa and its diaspora. In particular, Diaz studies Brazil and West Africa. He explores how African diasporic musics circulate and transform across the Atlantic, serve individuals and communities, and contribute to identity formation.

Luis “Tito” Talamantes holds a bachelor of professional studies in interdisciplinary music studies from Berklee College of Music. For over six years, he has been a Mariachi educator for Stockton Unified School District. His ensembles have been invited to the White House (2016), performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2018), and placed in many national competitions.

A highly acclaimed performer, educator, and recording artist, Brian Rice is one of the most versatile percussionists in the Bay Area. Though best known as a specialist in Brazilian and Cuban music, he plays a multitude of styles. In fact, his percussion skills grace over sixty recordings.


November 16
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ann E. Pitzer Center
Ann E. Pitzer Center UC Davis Campus 754-2787 + Google Map
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