May 12

Teaching Artists


Liliana Araújo

Born in Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil, Liliana Araújo is a singer, dancer and researcher of Brazilian folk dance and music. She has tread upon stages throughout her country in performances of music, theater and dance. A dancer in Grupo Raízes (dança afro), Liliana then joined the Companhia Vatá (Brazilian tap) and Soul Nêgo (performance) in their research of the folkloric traditions of Brazil, focusing primarily on the rich, multi-cultural nordeste. Now in North America, Liliana has continued highlighting and spreading Brazilian culture through performance and education at schools, universities, festivals and cultural centers throughout the USA and Canada: Montreal Jazz Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), American Folk Festival, Hollywood Palladium and Lincoln Center Outdoors. In New York City Liliana has been a teaching artist (dance and music) for Young Audience Arts for Learning, Midori and Friends, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Manhattan New Music Project, CREATE and Symphony Space. Liliana has great respect for the mestres das tradições (master teachers) and pride in the folkloric traditions of her country which she imparts through her work. Liliana currently performs as a solo artist and with Forró da Madame and Nation Beat.
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