Patrick de Santos, a native of the Cape Verde Islands, West Africa, and Richard Miller, native to Brazil, bring their wide-ranging, collaborative musical influences together into a voice-and-guitar performance at Hope College on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
A self-taught vocalist, de Santos has traveled
extensively, gathering influences from jazz, R&B, salsa and
bossa nova traditions. He has recently been awarded a full
scholarship at Howard University, where he is enrolled in
the Jazz Studies Program.
Richard Miller is acclaimed for his performances
of classical guitar as well as popular Brazilian and Latin-
American music. As a classical guitarist he has appeared at
the Brazilian-American Cultural Institute, Strathmore Hall,
the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress. He has also
toured with the Alexandria Guitar Quartet and flutist
Together, de Santos and Miller have an 120-song
repertoire that ranges from Antonio Carlos Jobim, to Djavan,
to Gilberto Gil. The "Washington City Paper" has said,
"Together, they create an orchestral sound that renders
additional instrumentation superfluous."
Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the middle of
the Hope campus, along the former 12th Street between
College and Columbia avenues. Additional information may be
obtained by calling the college's department of music at