Welson Tremura is a professor in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Welson also is the associate director for the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship and director of the Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute. He specializes in ethnomusicology -- folk religion, technology and interdisciplinary projects -- and world music. Welson has created new media and used the Internet and technology to promote performance connecting distant people through music. Welson is the author of Brazilian Folia de Reis: With An Open Heart: A Spiritual Journey Through Song. Welson maintains an active performance schedule and has been involved in performances and interdisciplinary projects in Brazil, the United States, Europe, New Zealand and China.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Music and Religion (Folk Catholicism), Samba, and Bossa-Nova
Portuguese Language (Culture, Politics, and Identity)
Latin American Studies
Business in Latin America (Management, Law, and International Consulting)
Technology and Intercultural Global Learning
Media Appearances (3)
UF grad student pioneers his own style of music
The Independent Florida Alligator online
“He is a very creative and engaging performer,” said UF Professor Welson Tremura, a teacher in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies. As director of Jacaré Brazil, Tremura said he has noted White’s electric guitar playing with the group and hopes White explores more classical guitar.
Final "Free Friday" of concerts at Bo Diddley Plaza
Friday is the last chance to take advantage of the "Free Fridays" concerts at the Bo Diddley Plaza. At 8 P.M., students and faculty musicians and dancers will be featured from UF's College of the Arts.
UF and the New World School of the Arts present the 18th Annual Brazilian Music Institute
Miami's Community Newspapers online
Founded and organized by UF professor Welson Tremura in 2001, BMI is a training ground for Brazilian music. Through daily rehearsals and group lessons in Brazilian music with guest artists, BMI offers a challenging and exciting atmosphere in addition to an aesthetically and socially rewarding activity for all participants. The Brazilian Music Institute is a genuine Brazilian musical experience in the United States.
- Alachua Guitar Quartet : Member
- Brazilian Music Institute : Director