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Dr Flavia Candusso is Lecturer and coordinator of the Music Education Program at the School of Music of the Federal University of Bahia. She was born in Italy, where she graduated in piano at the Conservatorium “N. Piccolini“ of Piacenza, and has been living in Salvador (Bahia-Brazil) since 1999. She obtained her Master and PhD degree, both in Music Education, at the Post Graduate Program in Music of the Federal University of Bahia. Her research focuses music teaching and learning processes in Afro-Brazilian oral traditions, and music teachers’ education between public schools and communities. Her experience includes collaboration with some local NGOs. In 2012 she undertook post-doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Meki Nzewi at the Music Department of the University of Pretoria. Currently she is coordinating the Trainee Teachers’ Program.