The U.S. brings the gospel band “Oscar Williams & the band of Life” to Brasilia

Speak Life tour is designed to empower people to use music to create LIFE

After a huge success in Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, and Porto Alegre, the gospel band “Oscar Williams & the band of Life” arrives in Brasilia for an exclusive presentation at the Teatro Paulo Gracindo (SESC Gama) and a special tribute to Mother’s Day at Cultural Center of the Bank of Brazil (CCBB).  During their stay in the Federal Capital, the band will also meet with about 400 students at Brasília Language Center (CIL).  The performances are free of charge and subject to seat availability.The visit of the band Gospel is one of the initiatives of the Diplomatic Mission of the United States in Brazil for the year 2018 and seeks to promote cultural understanding between Brazilians and Americans.

Free performances in Brasília:

Date: May 12

Location: SESC Gama – Teatro Paulo Gracindo

Address: Setor Leste Industrial QI 01
Time: 20h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (61) 3484-9105

Data: May 13
Location: CCBB

Address: SCES Trecho 02
Time: 16h00
Free of charge – the event will take place in the open

Contact information: (61) 3108-7609 / 7630

About Oscar Williams & the Band of Life:

Oscar Williams and the Band of Life was formed in 2000 as a Gospel singing group and has since expanded to other genres.  This groundbreaking group started traveling nationally upon the release of their freshman CD entitled, “Unstoppable.”  The CD was well received and even charted on the top 40 Billboard Gospel chart.  Soon after, Oscar began his international travel with a tour through Germany, Switzerland and Italy.  To date, Oscar and his band have participated in several high profile performances including: Vatican Christmas Celebration for Pope John Paul II, (Rome 2001 – 2002), touring background singers for European popstar Elisa, and Christmas tours in the Czech Republic, Austria and France.  In 2010, Oscar was chosen out of over 100 applicants, as a Rhythm Road: Music Abroad artist and named an Ambassador of Music for the United States of America.

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For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at  or on +55 (61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.