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Samia Panni

Samia Panni in KBCS studio

For the past 45 years Samia has been immersed in Brazilian music, as a collector of recordings, a music student, performer, band leader, producer of events and teacher.

In 1987, Samia initiated the Brazilian music radio program, Raízes, exploring the music and culture of Brazil. Through this exploration she tries to provide entertainment and cultural enrichment. Her ultimate goal is to help build a bridge of understanding between people of different cultures via the dissemination of music.

Samia’s love and passion for Brazilian music is apparent each Saturday that she hosts the show. To Samia, each song is a gem to be treasured and shared.