Julio Lemos: 7 String Acoustic Guitar on Brazilian Music, Lecture

Event Date: Wednesday, February 12 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Knuth Hall
Julio Lemos

Julio Lemos will talk about the development of Brazilian music and the main composers and performers during the 20th century in a timeline divided into 6 parts:

  1. Brazilian music roots, the mix of European and African music.
  2. Choro and Maxixe
  3. Samba and its variations
  4. Bossa Nova
  5. Samba-Jazz
  6. The contemporary Brazilian Music

Mr. Lemos will return to SF State School of Music for a February 19th Recital to perform a repertoire related to his lecture as well as selections from his recent album Julio Lemos Brasil Acustico.  

About the Artist
Julio Lemos is a professor of music at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and holds a bachelor's and masters in guitar from UFG. He is now pursuing a doctorate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro under Marcia Taborda and at San Francisco State University with Dr. John Calloway. Julio Lemos has also performed and given workshops in Brazil and abroad, including concerts in South América, Europe, the United States and China. Lemos is a member of the group Brasil in Trio which recorded their first album in 2014. In 2016 their first DVD was recorded with special guests Marco Pereira (guitar) and Gabriel Grossi (Harmonica). In 2019, he launched his first solo album: “Julio Lemos – Brasil Acústico”, which consists of his own compositions and the second CD album from Brasil in Trio, with special guest Carlos Malta, Jarbas Cavendish, and Arismar do Espirito Santo, covering the compositions of Jarbas Cavendish. He has also offered choro and samba workshops in Brazilian seven-string guitar both abroad and in Brazil. Since 2017 he has been a judge at the official São Paulo Carnaval parade in the category of Samba Enredo.