The diversity of rhythms is one of the key components of Brazilian music. In this workshop, Lydia Stavraki invites us to explore the various aspects of Brazilian music such as rhythms, through the voice. Together we will distinguish rhythmic patterns by studying repertoire of various musical genres of Brazilian music. Some of these are choro, partido alto, bossa nova, as well as the northeastern Brazilian music such as baião, maracatu and coco.
Through the repertoire, we will learn how to approach each genre concerning pronunciation, phrasing and articulation of nasal vowels.


Lydia Stavraki was born in Athens in 1994. She started singing and playing the piano at the age of eight. At nineteen she moved to the Netherlands to study psychology at Leiden University, but quickly found her way into the Dutch music scene and started playing in various musical ensembles from jazz to Greek music. She received her BSc in psychology from the Leiden University and a BA in Latin Jazz music from Codarts, Rotterdam with speciality teachers such as Jarmo Hoogendijk and Lilian Vieira. She is a member of the National Jeugd Jazz Orkest (NJJO) of the Netherlands with which she started national and international tour in July ’23 under the guidance of Maite Hontelé.  She created her own trio, with which she aims to perform her own compositions that connect Latin and Greek music through jazz. She sings in Spanish, Portuguese, English and Greek.