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We are a dynamic group of musicians bringing the best of Brazilian Samba and Pagode music to the Houston community. Our band is comprised of the following members: -Claudia Lima (vocal) -João Poupard (vocal and guitar) -Augusto Gaioso (percussion) -Enrique "Jamanta" Faz (percussion) -Aldo Medina (cavaquinho) -Ana Paula Barbosa (back vocal) -Eplidio Lima (pandeiro) Our goal is to unite the Brazilian community and raise awareness of the Brazilian culture to the general public. We have been
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.