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QuickLook @ CCBU | Nov 30, 2011
IN THIS EDITION: Story Circle/Roda de Estórias, Young Orchestra of Bahia, Brazilian authors at MBFI,
Brazilian Heritage week, ADA MERRITT Tour Dates, New Miami by Martha Medeiros
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CCBU INVITES TO:
StoryCircle / Roda de Estórias at the Family Festival
Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. - Key Biscayne Library
key biscayne library CCBU was invited to present its new program "Roda de Estórias" / StoryCircle at the Key Library.

StoryCircle is reading circle in Portuguese, much as a "mini book club", where the young audience chooses the book and discuss the story.

StoryCircle will be one of the daylong festival which will include many fun activities like a magician performance and face painting.

CCBU Recommends:
SPECIAL CCBU discount (with Promo Code)
SAVE 15% OFF TICKETS TO SEE
Brasil Classical Series showcasing Musicians from
Youth Orchestra of Bahia!
December 10 at 8pm at Knight Concert Hall
Dec 11 at South Miami Performing Arts Center (no promo)
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journey to brasil

Discounted CCBU reserved section tickets* are only
$51 in the orchestra Level!
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Eduardo Marturet, conductor
Simone Leitão, piano
Musicians from the Youth Orchestra of Bahia

This year, the Brasil Classical Series and The Miami Symphony Orchestra showcase talented musicians of the Youth Orchestra of Bahia. Led by conductor Eduardo Marturet and featuring critically-acclaimed Brazilian pianist Simone Leitão, the concert features a vibrant selection of works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Zequinha de Abreu, Francisco Mignone, Lorenzo Fernandez, Prokoviev, and Gottschalk, among others. This unique fusion of Brazilian-inspired rhythms and melodies also includes the North American premiere of "Real and Imaginary Dances Suite" (Suite de Danças Reais e Imaginarias) by Grammy-nominated composer and instrumentalist, Andre Mehmari. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Mehmari's broad range of compositions and recordings have been praised by audiences and critics worldwide.

Musical instruments will be acquired with the ticket proceeds from this performance, which will be donated to NEOJIBA, (The State Youth and Children’s Orchestras Centers of Bahia), one of Brazil's leading youth orchestra programs.

This Brasil Classical Series performance is sponsored by Odebrecht, American Airlines and counts with additional support from Safra National Bank of New York, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, The Rhythm Foundation, Centro Cultural Brasil-USA, Acontece Magazine and AcheiUSA Newspaper.

*AVAILABLE WITH ADVANCE PURCHASE and not available through the box office or call center. Tickets are limited and FEES APPLY. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets.  If you have trouble accessing the discount online, please call group sales at 786-468-2318.

Just happened:
Brazilian Authors at the

28th Miami Book Fair International
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For nearly three decades, Miami Book Fair International has been a meeting point for readers and writers of all ages and walks of life.

"We are the largest and finest literary gathering in the country", says Mitchell Kaplan, chair of the Book Fair Board of Directors and festival co-founder.

Praised by Vogue Magazine in Paris for having "no equal in the country for size, bilingualism or sheer fun" and The Los Angeles Times Book Review for being the "paragon of what a city that loves books ought to like", this year’s Miami Book Fair International presented more than 400 authors. Brazilian literature was represented at the main event – The Miami Book Fair’s Festival of Authors by two outstanding authors: Martha Medeiros and Ricardo Cravo Albin, who presented, in Portuguese their latest books, respectively, Fora de Mim and Vinicius de Morais.

The participation of the Brazilian authors at the MBFI was coordinated by the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA. Since 2005 with the Brazil Pavilions and the presentation of Brazilian authors, CCBU has been opening spaces for the Portuguese language and Brazilian literature at the MBFI.

Click to see event page
mbfi 2011 fotos

Just happened:
BRAZILIAN HERITAGE WEEK AT ADA MERRITT K-8
pipa

Congratulations to the Portuguese International Parents Association (PIPA) for the organization of the extraordinary weeklong celebration of Brazilian culture and Portuguese Language.

Two performances of Brazilian music and traditional songs by Rose Max, Ramatis Morais; capoeira show; screening of the hit "Rio" were some of the highlights of the festival that also commemorated two Brazilian national dates: the Republic’s Proclamation and the Flag’s Day.

CCBU participated presenting its new program "Story Circle" (Roda de Estórias), readings of books in Portuguese followed by discussions and interaction with the young audience. CCBU Board Members Maria Inês Dal Borgo, Cassia Silva, Yara Cavaignac, Ricardo Bandeira, Nássara Thomé and Adriana Sabino were the volunteer readers.

Click to see event page
heritage fotos

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ADA MERRITT K-8's Curriculum Orientation and Tour Dates 2012

CCBU 2011 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

join now The Centro Cultural Brasil-USA of Florida is a non-profit 501(c)(3), membership based organization.

Its mission is to disseminate and to promote Brazilian Culture in South Florida

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ZERO HORA
23/11/11

martha medeiros
New Miami
MARTHA MEDEIROS

É um senhor com diversos serviços prestados à cultura brasileira, além de ter um refinamento como já não se vê. Foi ele que me contou que encontrou um casal de amigos no aeroporto e perguntou para onde estavam embarcando. Responderam que para Paris. “E você?”. Meu amigo respondeu meio constrangido: “Para Miami”. Incredulidade. “Miami? Você, Ricardo?”

Para esse casal, Miami não passa de um shopping center atrativo para sacoleiros, e não para pessoas de bom gosto habituadas a ir a concertos de música erudita e exposições de arte. Eu tinha essa mesma impressão, e o elegante Ricardo Cravo Albin, de quem falo, idem. Nosso preconceito foi confidenciado um ao outro num bate-papo que tivemos durante uma das mais expressivas Feiras do Livro dos Estados Unidos. Pois é, a de Miami.

Admito que aceitei o convite da feira pela chance de conhecer essa cidade mítica. Não fosse a trabalho, quando iria? Jamais. Depois de fazer um passeio transcendental pelo Peru, imaginei que a Flórida seria o anticlímax. E quebrei a cara, como sempre quebram os que resolvem dar uma olhada por trás das cortinas de suas ideias prontas.

Conversando com moradores e circulando pela cidade, descobri uma Miami disposta a provar que é mais do que uma devoradora de cartões de crédito. De 10 anos para cá, foram feitos investimentos em modernas casas de espetáculos e centros culturais, que hoje recebem musicais e peças de teatro que antes só eram vistas em Nova York.

O orgulho atual é o New World Center, concebido por Frank Gehry (arquiteto do Gugenheim Bilbao) e que possui um megatelão instalado de frente para um jardim público, para que os concertos possam ser assistidos por transeuntes. Outra experiência democratizante: jovens escutam ópera e música clássica por 30 minutos, como aperitivo antes de shows de hip hop e festas techno. Educação cultural, com resultados que o futuro mostrará.

Além disso, os prédios art déco em Miami Beach são um museu a céu aberto. A Art Basel, que começa semana que vem, é a maior mostra de arte da América. E é animador caminhar pelas ruas do centro e encontrar esculturas permanentes de Botero e Henry Moore. Basta de Romero Britto.

E há o de sempre: belas praias, temperatura amena e espírito alegre. Lojas? Cheguei e saí com a mala do mesmo tamanho. Fora os outlets, que dizem ser uma oportunidade econômica imperdível, não entendo a compulsão por compras. O check in no aeroporto, na hora de embarcar de volta ao Brasil, parece um filme de terror, com pessoas tentando passar volumes enormes e suspeitíssimos: o que trazem de lá que não tem aqui?

Enfim, há vida inteligente em Miami para quem consegue desviar os olhos das vitrines. Agora, é torcer para que não construam o descomunal resort-cassino patrocinado por um grupo da Malásia, que promete ser a principal fonte de renda da cidade, já que jogo atrai mais que cultura. É a vulgaridade lutando para não ceder à – eca! – sofisticação. Resista, Miami.

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