Today's Assembly Grooversity Brazilian Beats Brought the GUS Community to Their Feet

Friday, February 17, 2017

Acclaimed percussionist, educator, activist and Grooversity maestro Marcus Santos performed at today's assembly. Marcus leads an ensemble of drummers and dancers in a high-energy survey of musical styles springing from his native Bahia-the original capital of Brazil. As students are introduced to soul-stirring Afro-Brazilian spirituals, to the jazz that virtuosic street soloists make with instruments as humble as plastic buckets, to the thunderous and gleeful drumming of festival marching bands, to the modern sounds of Samba Funk, they joined the fun with call-and-response chants and funky dance moves.

Whitney Buckley