QuickLook @ CCBU | March 16, 2012


Congratulations !
Centro Cultural Brasil-USA
Special Awards from the Board

You are a receiver of the Special Awards for the
15th Annual Brazilian International PRESS AWARDS

Your outstanding performance and contribution for the Brazilian Culture
was recognized by the Media and Cultural Leaders of the
Brazilian Community in the United States.

SpokFrevo Orquestra in concert
Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Brazil - FREE!
This Saturday, March 17 th, 6 PM - 10 PM
Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Downtown Hollywood FL
Produced by The Rhythm Foundation and Hollywood CRA

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Imagine if Duke Ellington's big band fell into carnival in Brazil's Northeast musical treasure chest. This is the thrilling SpokFrevo Orquestra, featured artist for the inaugural Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Brazil. SpokFrevo Orquestra arose in 2003 in Recife, Brazil - the best horn players in a city full of marching bands and outstanding musicians. The virtuoso Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, aka Maestro Spok, who plays the part of saxophonist, arranger and musical director, fronts the 19 member group - a real big band with full horns and rhythm sections, bass, drums and guitar. In Pernambuco, the frevo genre is constricted to street festivals, but SpokFrevo Orquestra takes it from supporting role to the main attraction, highlighting its original texture and complex playing techniques. The sound is tight and sophisticated, yet extremely raw and joyous as carnival itself.

SpokFrevo Orquestra is visiting Hollywood on the US debut tour, after wowing audiences across Brazil and Europe. They will visit Lincoln Center in New York City and other prestigious venues.

Spok Frevo Orquestra - Vassourinhas (M. da Rocha) - Instrumental SESC Brasil - 04/04/2011

Details at or call (305) 672-5202

Experience: Brazil includes frevo dancers, capoeira, food and other Brazilian attractions - plus the beauty of the newly renovated ArtsPark. This lovely centerpiece to downtown Hollywood now features a full amphitheater for concerts, playgrounds for children and spacious promenades. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concert.

Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Brazil is produced by the Rhythm Foundation for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, with support from Banco do Brasil. Major support for this production is also received from AmericanAirlines. Marketing and institutional support is received from Gazeta Brazilian News, Acontece, Centro Cultural Brasil US, and Brazilian Business Group.

CULTURAL CUP - RECIFE at the West Dade Regional Library

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CCBU presented RECIFE at the West Dade Regional Library

The sounds and images of Recife, the third city of CCBU's program "CULTURAL CUP/ COPA CULTURAL: Brazil, a cultural tour of the 2014 World Cup", filled the West Dade Regional Library on Saturday, March 10.

Founded in 1537, Recife, one of the oldest Brazilian, cities is known for its lively culture that is a mixture of the Indian, Portuguese and African elements, with a Dutch contribution.

A video presentation showed amazing beaches, beautiful architecture, images of popular celebrations.

Gene de Souza, host of the radio program "Café Brasil" every Sunday at 88.9, WDNA FM invited all the participants to listen and learn about the rhythms of Recife: "maracatu", "caboclinhos", "manguebeat" and "frevo".

Charles Goodman who has been at all the Cultural Cup's presentation said at the end of the Recife presentation: "it was the best !"

The Cultural Cup presents each month one of the twelve 2014 soccer World Cup Host Cities.

On April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., CCBU presents CURITIBA at the Key Biscayne Library.

The program closed with a contagious demonstration of "maracatu" percussion by Gil Santos and the GilSamba percussionists, sponsored by Contemporanea. click to see more photos


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