Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho is Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at Brazil Institute, King’s College London. He is also Honorary Associate Professor for Brazilian Studies at Aarhuns Unviersity, Denmark, where he worked preivously to his current position. His research is focused on Brazilian Literature, Music and Culture. He has severeal article on Brazilian music. Besides his academic carreer, he is also a conductor and lute player. He had conducted choirs and orchestras in Brazil, Germany, Denmark, France, Russia, Slovakia and UK. Since 2015 he directs the King’s Brazil Ensemble, at KCL.