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Christylez Bacon and Cissa Paz

Christylez Bacon and Cissa Paz. Photo by Erin Scott

  • Story Circle: Northeast to Southeast – Brazil in D.C. Music

    Join us for a Smithsonian Folklife Festival Story Circle, streaming live on the Smithsonian Folklife Facebook page on Thursday, April 30, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT. RSVP on the event page to get notified when the live stream begins.

    Brazilian vocalist Cissa Paz and progressive hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon will take us on a journey from Brazil to D.C., exploring the intersections between the homegrown rhythms of go-go and some of those from the northeast of Brazil. Moderating the conversation will be Brasil program coordinator and local musician Pablo Regis.

    Just as we do on the National Mall, we encourage active participation from the audience with questions and comments. Please send suggestions for future topics to

    Not on Facebook? The video will be available on YouTube and the Festival Blog by the following day.


    Real-time captioning will be available for this presentation, available at this link: We recommend opening it in a separate browser window or on a separate device.


    This event is part of Brazil in D.C., an outreach project of the Brasil: Nações do Nordeste Folklife Festival program. Brazil in D.C. received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. 

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