U.S. brings the gospel band “Oscar Williams & the band of Life” to Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Porto Alegre, and Brasilia

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

 

The United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil brings to Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Porto Alegre, and Brasilia, from May 1 to 14, the gospel band “Oscar Williams & the band of Life.” The visit of the gospel band is one of the 2018 initiatives of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil that seeks to promote cultural understanding between Brazilians and Americans.

During the visit through these Brazilian cities, the band will perform and hosts workshops for students of music conservatories and universities. All performances are free of charge and subject to seat availability.

Performances in Brazil:

Salvador:
Date: May 2
Location: Teatro ACBEU

Address: Av. Sete de Setembro, 1883
Time: 20h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (71) 33450-5405


Belo Horizonte:

Data: May 4
Location: Teatro Francisco Nunes

Address: Av. Afonso Pena, s/n – Centro
Time: 19h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (31) 3338-4010


Ouro Preto:

Date: May 5
Location: Casa da Ópera – Teatro Municipal de Ouro Preto

Address: Rua Brigadeiro Musqueira, nº 104 – Centro
Time: 19h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (31) 3338-4010

Porto Alegre:

Date: May 7
Location: Salão de Atos da Feevale

Address: ERS-239, 2755 – Novo Hamburgo
Time: 20h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (51) 3586-8800

Porto Alegre:

Date: May 8
Location: Theatro São Pedro

Address: Praça Marechal Deodoro, s/n
Time: 21h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (51) 3227-5100 / (51) 3227-5300

Brasilia:

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

Brasilia:

Data: May 13
Location: CCBB

Address: SCES Trecho 02
Time: 16h00
Free of charge – subject to seat availability
Contact information: (61) 3108-7600

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.

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