As part of the Acoustic Avenue series, The Top Hat is happy to welcome Francisco Marques live in concert on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
About Francisco Marques
Francisco is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and music educator. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised in the east coast of the United States before moving to Colorado in 2000 where he began establishing his career as a musician. He is the front man and co-founder of Ginga, the founder and director of GrupoChegando Lá, and plays with a multitude of Brazilian bands based out of Boulder including, Pagode na Pedra and Sambadende. When he is not traveling out of state teaching samba workshops and performing, he is actively engaged in the teaching and dissemination of Brazilian music in Colorado; teaching as adjunct faculty at Naropa University and hosting weekly group and private lessons. He has also been a faculty member for 6 years at the mecca of Brazilian music education and immersion in the US; California Brazil Camp.