QuickLook @ CCBU | February 29, 2012

CCBU Recommends:
Festa Junina (traditional Brazilian festival)
at Ada Merritt Elementary School
Friday, Mar 2 2:00p to 8:00p

ada merritt During Festa Junina guests will be able to taste the real Brazilian food from Churrasco (Brazilian BBQ) to Pao de queijo, brigadeiros, cocada (coconut desert) and canjica and drink coconut water & guarana (Brazilian soda).

Fun games and prizes for the kids including "Fishing", "Ring a bottle", "Flip a chick", "Rock wall" and more. The program includes kids "Quadrilha" (tradicional Brazilian square dance), a "Caipira" (hillbilly) costume show and live music & dancing at the school courtyard.

Ada Merritt Elementary School
660 S.W. 3rd Street
Miami, FL, 33131
(305) 326-0791

CCBU Recommends:
WEE Exhibition - arteamericas 2012. March 2-5
Miami Beach Convention Center

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The Brickellian™ 's pavilion at arteaméricas 2012 will present emerging and mid-career Latin American artists with Eastern backgrounds who are part of our innovative project, West Encounters East.

Beginning at 5pm on Friday, March 2, we'll be open throughout the fair at Booths 712 & 811 in the Miami Beach Convention Center. here for more info

Miami Beach Convention Center
Booths 712 & 811
March 2-5, 2012
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139-1820

CCBU Recommends:
U.S. Opening of Brazilian film "Heleno" at
the Miami International Film Festival.
Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. - Gusman Center.

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HELENO. José Henrique Fonseca 2011.
Run time: 107 min. | Brazil | Language: Portuguese | subtitled

US PREMIERE. The life of Brazilian soccer star Heleno De Freitas, a legend who shone briefly but brightly through the 1940s, is brilliantly suited to the classic, big-scale cinematic treatment it receives in this handsome, passionate bio-pic from director José Henrique Fonseca. In the title role, international box-office star Rodrigo Santoro (known in the US for his Hollywood appearances in Love Actually and the upcoming What To Do When You're Expecting? with Jennifer Lopez) is nothing short of electrifying.

Heleno's legendary goal-scoring and leadership abilities were coupled with a dramatic temper and intense, obsessive focus that led to fights with his own teammates. Off the field, his charisma and magnetism made him an irresistible focus of Rio's nightlife, and women easily fall into his arms (such as the alluring nightclub singer played by Colombian actress Angie Cepeda). Tragically, Heleno's brash, hot-headed lifestyle eventually caught up to him. By the age of 30 he was traded to a football club outside of the country, and eventually forced to stop playing and committed to a psychiatric ward, due to his rapid, syphilis-induced, decline.

Shot in elegant, crisp black & white, and with glorious sequences capturing the excitement of Heleno's abilities on the field in Brazil's national sports obsession and the glamorous, chic nightlife of Rio de Janeiro in the '40s, this is grand, epic movie-making. - Jaie Laplante


Brazil, A Cultural Tour of the World Cup Host Cities

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Logo created by Silvia Sabino

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Join us all year long for a trip around Brazil and celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup host cities. Each month, discover the music, culture and uniqueness of one of these cities.

The COPA CULTURAL tour continues in

Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.
at the West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way. Miami, FL 33165

The Centro Cultural Brasil-USA takes the COPA CULTURAL to RECIFE, the capital of the State of Pernambuco! Known as the "Brazilian Venice", the fifth largest metropolitan area in Brazil is not only an important industrial, educational and tourism center, it is also the home of important artists, musicians and writers. Come explore Recife’s unique and rich culture, its vibrant popular celebrations; and find out why this fascinating city was once called "New Amsterdam".

Enjoy an informal presentation about the rich musical landscape of Pernambuco with Gene de Souza, host of the award-winning radio show Café Brasil on 88.9FM WDNA. Discover the different and exciting styles of Recife music: frevo, maracatu and manguebeat.

Gene, who is also Development Director at the world music organization Rhythm Foundation, will introduce the sounds of SPOKFREVO Orquestra from Recife, the phenomenal 19 member band that is will be performing on March 17 at the Hollywood ArtsPark.

And watch a Maracatu percussion demonstration with Gil Santos and the Gil Samba Show percussionists! Supported by Contemporanea.

For the little ones: hands-on workshop of Carnaval masks and accessories. Have fun creating your own, unique "Recife carnaval accessory"!

For sponsorship of COPA CULTURAL please contact:

Antonio Adolfo - Carol Saboya Concert
March 10, 2012
Special Discount for CCBU members

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Carol Saboya, the beautiful and enchanting girl from Ipanema with the sweet voice and impeccable intonation, is the daughter of pianist-composer-arranger Antonio Adolfo, one of Brazil’s most revered performers and educators. This rare South Florida appearance comes after the 2011 release of Chora Baiao, which follows in the footsteps of their Latin Grammy-nominated 2010 CD Lá e Cá/Here and There. This band returns by demand after their sensational 2009 concert for South Florida JAZZ.

South Florida JAZZ will extend a $5/ticket discount. on presentation of a valid Centro Cultura Brasil USA membership card at the box office the night of show. Valid only for walk up. Maximum of two discounted tickets per card. Please note that parking is FREE to concertgoers.

March 10, 2012
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd, Davie 33314
(on the Nova Southeastern University campus).
Click here to get your tickets

Tuesday, March 20
Welcome lunch to Mrs. Milma Ramos.

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Join CCBU members and friends in welcoming to Miami the wife of Ambassador Helio Vitor Ramos, the CONSUL GENERAL OF BRAZIL in Miami. Invitation will follow.


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

Support CCBU by becoming a member today!
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Brazil: A Cultural Tour of the 2014 World Cup Host Cities

The Brazil-USA Cultural Center of Florida presents a Cultural Tour of the 2014 World Cup Host Cities:

Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Recife, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, SãoPaulo

COPA CULTURAL - CULTURAL CUP is presented in partnership with the Miami Dade Public Library at the West Dade Regional Branch
9445 Coral Way. Miami, FL

Sat, January 14, 2012

Sat, February 18, 2012

Sat, March 10, 2012
1 to 3 p.m.

Sat, April 21, 2012

Sat, May 19, 2012      

Sat, June 16, 2012

Sat, July 21, 2012

Sat, August 18, 2012

Sat, September 22, 2012

Sat, October 20, 2012

Sat, November 10, 2012

Sat, December 15, 2012

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