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That Bad Donato: The L.A. Brazil Connection

Royce Hall, UCLA

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Photo: Brett Van Ort

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This special evening revisits the 1970 album by legendary Brazilian pianist, producer and arranger João Donato, A Bad Donato (recorded in L.A.), and other moments of “Brazil-in-L.A”. Inspired by the Fowler Museum at UCLA exhibition Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis, the concert features performances by João Donato backed by Bixiga 70, and Bahia-raised Mateus Aleluia with L.A.-based Brazilian singer Thalma de Freitas. Produced in partnership with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Click here for more information.

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December 02, 2017 08:00 PM — December 02, 2017 09:30 PM


Downtown & East LA





Royce Hall, UCLA — Website


340 Royce Dr.
Los Angeels, CA

Associated Exhibition

Musical Interventions