The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

9/5 – An evening of conversation with Roberta Campos (a CLACLS event)

An evening of conversation with Roberta Campos, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, as she talks about her extraordinary journey.

The talk will be held at Elebash Recital Hall on September 5, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm and will be brought to you by the General Consulate of Brazil in NY, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center, and Instituto Guimaraes Rosa.

The event will be moderated by Alexander Silva and Mila Burns.

They propose a musical conversation, in which Roberta’s musical performances will be followed by her sharing of personal stories, shedding light on her remarkable collaborations with renowned names in Brazilian music. She will also revisit the creation of several hits and offer insights into the art of successful songwriting.

With over 21 number-one hits featured in Brazil’s top TV station soap operas, Roberta will delve into the intricacies of composing for this medium. Additionally, she will discuss the evolving landscape of the new MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) music scene in Brazil, providing a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic musical culture of the country.

The talk will be intercalated with some of her most successful songs.

The event will be held in Portuguese and English.

The event is free and open to all with reservations on the Eventbrite website.
About the Mediators:

Mila Burns is an Associate Professor at Lehman College, CUNY, and the Associate Director at The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center. As a journalist, she has worked at TV Globo, The Economist, and currently is a political commentator at ICL Notícias.

Alexander Silva is the founder of the radio Nove Minutos, the only Brazilian radio in NY. He is also a radio host and winner of notable Brazilian awards.

Register now on Eventbrite!