September 16, 2014 - 9:21 am - Posted in Community Calendar
ORANGE CITY – Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil! Paulo Padilha and Group, from Sao Paulo, will spend a week in the Orange City area October 5-10, conducting workshops and performing. The public concert is Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30pm at the Unity Christian Knight Center.
The Orange City Arts Council’s 2014-15 Beyond Onstage series begins with Paulo Padilha. Padilha and his band are part of a series of four international music ensembles coming to Orange City; a group from China will perform here in January.
Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as his inspiring muse to philosophic ramblings on the function of art.
Padilha – singer, composer, instrumentalist and writer – performs with his ensemble: Léo Mendes, Dani Zulu, Samba Sam and André Magalhães… on percussion, guitar, electric bass and vocals.
Tickets for the public concert on Friday, Oct. 10 may be purchased at Orange City Arts Council or Dove Bookstore, at $10 adults and $7 students. Children age five and under are free. Until October 1, season passes for the five Beyond Onstage shows are $35, adults; $20, students.
Padilha and Group will also do coffee house shows Monday, Oct. 6 at Fruited Plain Cafe in Sioux Center at 8pm, and Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Old Factory Coffee Shop in Orange City at 7:30pm. There will be a $2 cover charge for each show. Brazilian cuisine will be available for sale at Old Factory.
The ensemble will also do several school assemblies and workshops, for students and residents at Northwestern College, MOC-Floyd Valley High, Unity Christian High, Orange City Christian, Village Northwest Unlimited, Ireton Christian, and Boyden-Hull Public School.
Through the Orange City Arts Council, Orange City was selected as the one city in Iowa to host the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest. A program of Arts Midwest, this Arts Midwest World Fest season is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, BNSF Railway, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Heritage Foundation Grants Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Iowa Arts Council.
For more information, contact the Orange City Arts Council at 712-707-4885 or ocArts@orangecityiowa.com. For links to Padilha and Group, see orangecityarts.net.
A little samba, a little pop –– you’ll dance all the way home!