Pablo Regis

Pablo Regis

Brazilian samba and choro College Park, Maryland
Photo Credit: Violetta Markelou
Pablo Regis

Pablo Regis de Oliveira is a musician and arts administrator. After getting his dual BA in political science and Latin American studies from UCLA, he worked in communications conducting public service advertising campaigns for government and non-profit clients, and worked in government, including serving in the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office of Community Relations. He is an accomplished community-based arts administrator, having served as program manager for Strathmore Community and Education Department and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. Pablo supported and coordinated the Brazilian segment of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s annual Folklife Festival.

Pablo is a cavaco (string instrument) player, singer, and percussionist performing Brazilian music in the D.C. metro area. He grew up in Los Angeles and Brasília, surrounded by Brazilian music and culture. He is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council 2018 Individual Artist Award. He has also trained in a variety of Brazilian movement styles, including the martial art of capoeira, and frevo and cavalo marinho from the state of Pernambuco.

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