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Cissa Paz Band

Performance Information

Brazilian singer-songwriter Cissa Paz has made a name for herself in Washington, D.C. as an eclectic performer influenced by the local jazz sounds and her Brazilian, African, and Indigenous background. Nominated for 3 WAMMIES, Paz was born in Belgium and raised in Rio de Janeiro. She has released multiple albums and performs in Portuguese, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, French, and English. She makes her debut at The LINE DC with Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative.

Free and open to the public. Livestream at Full Service Radio.


About the Mars Urban Arts Initiative
The Mars Urban Arts Initiative (MUAI) is a creative platform for Washington Performing Arts and the D.C. community to celebrate and empower local artists through performances, unique educational programs, and interdisciplinary grassroots collaborations that showcase the diversity and vitality of our city. D.C. has always been an incubator for powerful artistic voices with worldwide resonance, from Duke Ellington and Todd Duncan to Shirley Horn and Chuck Brown. Reflective of our founder Patrick Hayes’ motto, “Everybody in, nobody out,” the Mars Urban Arts Initiative amplifies the role of local artists throughout Washington Performing Arts’ productions, educational opportunities, and special events. MUAI also curates educational workshops, master classes, and student performances that connect local students with distinguished performers, in conjunction with our signature education programs, such as the Capital Arts Partnership, Embassy Adoption Program, and Gospel Choirs. The Mars Urban Arts Initiative is anchored by residencies for leading artists and ensembles, curated performances across all eight wards, and artistic happenings that reflect what it means to call D.C. home.

Co-presented with The LINE DC

This performance is part of Washington Performing Arts’ global programming initiative, The World in Our City: Latinx in D.C., which provides perspective on what it means to be a citizen of the world through a unique arts-based lens.  

This performance is made possible by Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround Inc., and Events DC. 

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.

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