In the Loop

2023 World Music Fest — Welson Tremura, Director

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, October 13, 2023 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    The UF School of Music, the UF Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Arts, Migration + Entrepreneurship (CAME) are proud to announce our 2023 World Music Fest at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of world music under the stars!

    For nearly two decades, various UF World Music ensembles have performed in downtown Gainesville and at different social functions, establishing arts programming and partnerships across the university and the local community. Celebrate the music of the world with a diverse network of artists, faculty, students and community partners that exemplify the goals of equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion.

    The evening will feature Arismar do Espirito Santo, a special guest from Brazil, Maharajah Flamenco Trio, and several ensembles with unique mixtures of musical instruments, repertoires and arrangements providing new perspectives on interpreting the diverse musical regions.

    Performances by:
    Sunshine Steelers — Ken Broadway, Director
    Maharajah Flamenco Trio — with Silviu Ciulei (flamenco guitar and voice), David Cobb (electric bass) and Ramin Yazdanpanah (various percussion)
    Afro Pop Ensemble — Tim Murray, Director
    Jacaré Brazil Vocal, Percussion, and Instrumental — Welson Tremura, Director, assisted by Kenneth Metzker
    UF Jazz Band and Combo with Arismar do Espirito Santo — Scott Wilson, Director

  • Venue
    Bo Diddley Plaza
    111 E University Ave