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Visiting Brazillian guitarist to perform at Marshall

Dec. 05, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Erisvaldo Borges, a Brazilian guitar player and teacher, will be visiting Marshall University to perform for students, faculty and the community.

The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Smith Recital Hall.

Julio Alves, associate professor of guitar at Marshall, said he looks for someone who can make a positive contribution to the academic experience when looking for a visiting artist.

Borges has performed in major cities in Brazil and in five other Latin American countries. Some of his performances have been broadcast by radio stations and national television stations. He also recorded several CDs and is the author of about 400 compositions. He also wrote the melody of the anthem of Teresina, the capital of the state of Piaui in Brazil.

Borges has taught guitar at the Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Piaui and at the Universidade Federal do Piaui. He has participated as teacher in several guitar and music festivals in Brazil. Between 2009 and 2010 he was the Executive Superintendent of the Fundacao Cultural Monsenhor Chaves in Teresina. He currently serves as chair of guitar at the Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciecia e Tecnologia do Piaui in Teresina.