QuickLook @ CCBU | February 4, 2016

CCBU Recommends
Boy and the World
Feb 5-11
Directed by: Alê Abreu | 2016 | 1h 20m | Unrated

CCBU Recommends
FEBRUARY 13 AT 8:00 pm

Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd, Davie FL

For tickets visit or call (954) 462-0222

An exquisitely trained classical pianist, Antonio Adolfo has been among the elite of Rio de Janeiroís jazz scene for decades, where his talent was nurtured with the bossa nova movement in Rio's Copacabana section. A renowned educator, he established a prominent music conservatory, Centro Musical Antonio Adolfo, several years ago in Rio, which is now run by his two daughters. Antonio, of course, is a first-class performer and perhaps even better known as composer. Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Earl Klugh and Dionne Warwick have all have performed his compositions.

In the last decade, he has been enormously prolific in his recorded output. Included in his discography is an acclaimed 2015 CD, Copa Village, made with Hendrik Meurkens, a frequent collaborator for over three decades. His work has not gone unnoticed, either. A 2014 solo recording O Piano de Antonio Adolfo garnered a Latin Grammy Award nomination, as did the 2015 ensemble CD, Tema.

Hendrik Meurkens is not your basic exponent of Brazilian jazz. He is a German-born vibraphone virtuoso who trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then broadened his scope after hearing the legendary chromatic harmonica legend Toots Thielemans. Hendrik was inspired to teach himself to play and master this capricious instrument and become its most important exponent since Thielemans. Another life-changing musical experience was his introduction to samba and bossa nova. He was so moved by it that he moved to Rio de Janeiro to totally immerse himself in the music and culture of Brazil. His recordings and performances have earned worldwide acclaim because of the transcendent beauty of his music, a fusion of traditional and Brazilian jazz.

Also featuring Jamie Ousley, bass, and Carlomagno Araya, drums.

An experience to be remembered: CCBU’s private tour of Wynwood

Exciting cuisine from different parts of the world, exotic drinks, new murals and galleries’ visits were some of the attractions CCBU members enjoyed during the our private tour of Wynwood District on Saturday, January 23. Our excellent guide, Mirka, spiced the whole cultural and gastronomic experience with backstage stories about the area, the artists and the restaurateurs.

SILÊNCIO opened the series of
Contemporary Brazilian Theater Readings on 4thWeds

Silêncio, a play by young Brazilian playwriter Renata Mizrahi, opened the series of Contemporary Brazilian Theater Readings. The series, presented by CCBU,  was created and is curated and directed by actor and director Roberto Lobo Neto, who recently moved to Florida. The actors who read the play, transported the audience to a Shabat in Rio where conflict and tension between family members lead to the unveiling of secrets. The audience was truly immersed in the experience!

The readings will take place every fourth Wednesday of the month, at the Società Dante Alighieri, 300 Aragon Avenue, always at 7 p.m., are free and open to the public.

OBSESSÃO by Carla Faour will be the second reading, on Wednesday, February 24.
right picture: Gloria Johnson, Claudio Pastor e Maria Inês Dal Borgo

RESERVE A DATA: OBSESSÃO, de Carla Faour, 4a.feira, 24 de fevereiro, 19h

CCBU donated artwork to Downtown Doral Elementary School

The donation of an oil painting to Downtown Doral Elementary School, symbolized CCBU’s  support of the school and its Portuguese-English program which opened in August 2015 and, after the one at Ada Merritt K-8 Center, is the second immersion bilingual Portuguese-English program in Miami –Dade’s public school system. Adriana Sabino, CCBU president, was welcomed by the principal, Ms. Jeannette Azevedo and by the Portuguese program Lead Teacher, Ms. Adriane Silva.
center picture: Ms. Jeannette Acevedo, Principal; Ms. Adriane Silva, Lead Teacher of the Portuguese Program and Adriana Sabino, CCBU's president.

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