QuickLook @ CCBU | March 8, 2017


Série de almoços com convidados que contarão as histórias
da comunidade brasileira do Sul da Flórida.
Quinta-feira, 16 de março – 12h
Brasserie Brickell Key

Almoco & Historias
Viviane Spinelli born and raised in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil, she graduated at Santa Ursula University in Urbanism and Architecture in January 1992, Rio de Janeiro. However Viviane’s passion always was Cinema and events. And in the mid 90s she had the opportunity to follow this path. As one of the founders of the Inffinito Group she worked in Rio de Janeiro with Inffinito Nucleo de Arte & Cultura, one of Inffinito’s branches based in Brazil. In 2000 she established the non profit organization Infinito Art & Cultural Foundation.

During this past 21 years, the film festivals produced by Inffinito had 78 Festival’s editions. Nowadays the Inffinito Festival Circuit has editions in, Canudos (Brasil), Miami, Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Viviane is the Executive Director of Inffinito Art & Cultural Foundation in charge of all the management, production and promotion of the events held by the organization. She also directed and produced the short film “Pioneers” and the musical doc “Orchestra on the Road”; and was the Assistant Director for the feature documentary “Smoking I Wait” and Executive Producer of the documentary “TransTime”. read more

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265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Carnaval MDC

Opening Talk: Monday,  March 20, 2017 – 8 p.m. (Free Event)

More than One Drop: Miscegenation and the Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil in Contrast to U.S. Racial Formation

Speaker:  Rosana Resende, Ph.D.  – University of Florida – Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute

Home to the largest Afro-descendant population after Nigeria and recipient of 40% of African slaves trafficked to the Americas, Brazil was long touted as a "racial paradise" when compared to Jim Crow-era U.S. and Apartheid-era South Africa. This presentation contrasts racial formation in Brazil with that in the U.S. and tackles the myth of Racial Democracy head on in the nation that gave the world samba and capoeira.

About Rosana Resende, Ph.D. - Rosana Resende is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests focus on the differentiated impacts of globalization on the lived experiences of Latin Americans. Specifically, her work addresses questions of migration, urbanization, labor, and tourism and sees these encounters as contested sites of identity formation and continuously renegotiated social relations.

Thursday, March 30  – 8 p.m  (Free Event)

African-American Literary Giants of Brazil and the U.S.: Machado de Assis (1839 – 1908) & James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)


Dr. Steven Butterman is the Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Professor in Latin American Studies at Tulane University; an Associate Professor of Portuguese and Director of the Portuguese Language Program at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami.

Lidiana Moraes is a Ph.D. Candidate, working in Romance Studies at the University of Miami. Her research interests include subaltern studies (focused on gender, race, and ethnicity), cinema and media studies, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 13  – 6:30 p.m  (Free Event)

African Flavors in the Brazilian & American Cuisines


Carlinhos Encarnação e Adriana Sabino

CCBU Recommends:
Augusto Soledade Brazzdance
March 24, 25
Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theater

Leading contemporary dance company, Augusto Soledade Brazzdance (ASBD), will premiere their latest piece Think Blue in the Arsht Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theater! Their performance will also include excerpts of different works both old and new, giving audience members a sample of ASBD's diverse repertoire. Think Blue is inspired by the book Why The Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Tale, retold by Mary-Joan Gerson. This repertory work, along with the book, touches on current issues in our relationship with our living environments and natural resources inviting all to reflect on our responsibility in keeping a balance between personal ambitions and sustainability.

The company seeks innovative projects that create fresh content and outlook on global life, considering various cultures and becoming a vessel for relevant contemporary dance repertory. Brazzdance dancers come from various backgrounds including The Caribbean, Brazil, and North America. Artistic Director Augusto Soledade feels that the diverse make-up of the company is an essential element in the definition and expansion of his acclaimed Afro-Fusion style, and will further enhance the notion that his works move from culturally rooted to universally scoped.

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Thursday, May 18

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Centro Cultural Brasil-USA’s
20th. Anniversary!

Key Biscayne Beach Club

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