Itinerary - "The Music of Brazil: Beauty & Diversity" - Wingate University

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Itinerary for the faculty-led program from Wingate University "The Music of Brazil: Beauty & Diversity" to be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013/14

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Itinerary - "The Music of Brazil: Beauty & Diversity" - Wingate University

  1. 1. Dec 28th - Saturday morning: arrival at Rio International Airport / transfer to the hotel afternoon: orientation session / tour around the hotel / carnival bloco workshop evening: welcome dinner at a Steak House
  2. 2. Dec 29th- Sunday morning: visit to Favela Cantagalo (slum) with Gabriel Abreu, local guide afternoon: learn to play the drums with the kids in the favela evening: samba school rehearsal
  3. 3. Dec 30th – Monday morning: meeting with Cyclophonica Orchestra afternoon: visit to Christ the Redeemer statue / sunset at Sugar Loaf mountain evening: Pedra do Sal night out, birthplace of samba
  4. 4. Dec 31st - Tuesday morning: visit to Rio´s municipal theatre, inspired om L´opera de Paris afternoon: time off at Copacabana beach evening: dress in white and enjoy the world´s biggest nye at Copacabana
  5. 5. Jan 01st - Wednesday morning: recover from nye at Ipanema beach afternoon: maracatu workshop an afro-brazilian rhythm evening: night out at Rio Scenarium, live music and considered by ´The Guardian´ one of the top 10 bars in the world
  6. 6. Jan 02nd - Thursday morning: visit to cidade do samba: complex of buildings where samba schools prepare prepare for carnival afternoon: bossa nova tour in ipanema: get to know the places where Vinicius and Tom, among others, were inspired to compose evening: bossa nova concert at Vinicius bar
  7. 7. Jan 03rd - Friday morning: transfer in a private bus to Petropolis / city tour afternoon: visit to meninas cantantes de Petrópolis / visit to `Meninas Cantoras´ a musical group composed exclusively of girls evening: transfer back to Rio / forró night at Feira de São Cristóvão
  8. 8. Jan 04th - Saturday morning: visit to Cidade das Artes, home of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra afternoon: capoeira workshop evening: farewell dinner / baile funk
  9. 9. Jan 05th - Saturday morning: shopping time at the general osório square market afternoon: transfer to Rio International Airport evening: flight back to USA / Have a safe flight!

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