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GW Lisner Welcomes Milton Nascimento on World Tour Celebrating 50-Year Career

“Uma Travessia” Features Classic Songs from Nascimento’s 37 Solo Albums – Nov. 20

EVENT: Milton Nascimento concert

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014; 8 p.m.

WHERE: Lisner Auditorium
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)

TICKETS:
Tickets range from $35 to $65 and may be purchased by calling the Lisner box office at 202-994-6800 or by visiting www.lisner.gwu.edu. Box office hours are Tuesday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. The box office also will open one hour prior to the event.

Discounts are available for seniors and members of the military. Discounts also are available for GW faculty, staff, students and alumni (GWID required). Discounts are available only at the box office.

BACKGROUND:
Brazilian singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento is a four-time Grammy Award winner who has recorded more than 37 solo albums throughout a 50-year career. Mr. Nascimento fuses Africanized jazz music with Latin-American folk and has collaborated with numerous musicians including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and Esperanza Spalding. Mr. Nascimento’s would tour features classic songs from his albums and is titled “Uma Travessia,” or, “A Crossing.” Mr. Nascimento is one of the top performers of musica popular brasileira (MPB), a cultural movement that started in the 1960s to bring together Brazilian genres such as samba, choro, and baião with foreign influences from jazz and rock. Mr. Nascimento’s unusual falsetto singing and topical songwriting brought him lasting fame and influence in Brazil and abroad.