Dr. Welson Tremura, associate professor of music at the University of Florida, participated in a major Latin American Studies conference in Hefei, China. The conference was hosted by Anhui University’s Institute for Latin American Studies and co-sponsored by the UF Center for Latin American Studies from September 23-24, 2017. Scholars from across China, the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Chile attended the conference focused on globalization, anti-globalization and alternative globalization. Tremura presented his paper: “Jacaré (Gator) Brazil has Arrived: Participatory Experience and the Significance of Brazilian Music in Higher Education.”
While in China, Tremura also performed a solo vocal and guitar concert at Anhui University on September 25. The concert was the opening event for a series of international performances in Hefei. The music at the concert was a compilation of Latin American traditional and classical repertoires for guitar and guitar and voice.