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QuickLook @ CCBU | November 21, 2012

A Thanksgiving message from the President

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As we prepare to join friends and family to express our gratitude and celebrate Thanksgiving, we would like to take a moment to thank CCBU’s members for their generous support.

The Centro Cultural Brasil-USA (CCBU) is a non-profit, member based organization, whose mission is to disseminate and promote Brazilian culture in South Florida. By accomplishing our mission we enrich culturally our exciting multi national community and strengthen the ties between Brazil and South Florida. Our goal is to expand people's horizons, offer new opportunities for connection, knowledge-sharing, and discovering new experiences together.

If you are not yet a member, we invite you to click the link below and join today to become part of the excitement!

Adriana Sabino

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COPA CULTURAL/CULTURAL CUP:
Brasil, A Cultural Tour of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Host Cities
RIO DE JANEIRO
Saturday, December 1 from 11am - 1pm

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The COPA CULTURAL tour continues in
RIO DE JANEIRO!

Saturday, Dec 1, from 11a.m. to 1pm
at the Key Biscayne Library
299 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Throughout 2012 CCBU celebrated the diversity and richness of Brazilian culture presenting the CULTURAL  CUP, the cultural tour of the twelve host cities of the FIFA World Cup that will take place in Brazil, in 2014. The program presented in partnership with the Miami Dade County Public Library System, began at the West Dade Regional Library and later traveled to the Key Biscayne Library. The program focused on the culture and regional characteristics of each of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup each month.

If the Amazon is Brazil’s lungs, Salvador its soul, Rio de Janeiro, “the marvelous city”, is its heart and is also the CULTURAL CUP’s finale.

Rio is a city of unusual urban diversity, with beaches, mountains, skyscrapers and the omnipresent favelas (shanty towns) all woven into the fabric of the landscape. On the streets, Rio’s energy is blazing; it is a city filled of history, music and culture. Its inhabitants, called “cariocas”, and visitors, enjoy the spectacular outdoors, jogging, biking, surfing, hang-gliding or just walking and chatting along the beaches.

Rio’s Carnaval is considered the biggest popular celebration in the planet, attracting people from all over the world to watch and participate in the samba schools parade or follow countless bands along the streets.

The New Year celebration is another spectacular party when approximately two million people, dressed in white, fill Copacabana Beach to see the beautiful fireworks.

Rio is a celebration of life!

PROGRAM (will be presented in English):

11–11:15am – Welcome and typical Brazilian refreshments
11:15-11:40am -  Rio’s presentation (power point/ short video, informal talk)
11:40-11:55am -  Author Cassia Martins, a native of Rio de Janeiro State who currently lives in Miami                                      will read from her book “Born in Rio”.                                      “Born in Rio” is a fiction novel that tells the story of Rita Ray, a driven New York banker who goes back to Brazil to discover what drove her mother to immigrate to the United States with her as a child.
12-12:50 p.m. –  Explore the rhythms of Rio de Janeiro with Gene de Souza, host of the                                           award-winning radio program Café Brasil on 88.9FM WDNA. Gene will give                                           a musical tour of Rio de Janeiro, as he talks about the genres that were born                                           in the marvelous city, like choro, samba, bossa nova, samba and more.                                            Learn about the great composers and performers, and their incredible                                           stories. Not to be missed!


BRAZILIAN AUTHORS AT THE 2012
MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL


Two great writers represented Brazil at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International. On Friday night, the multiple award winning Nélida Piñon was the special guest of the fair’s Ibero-American program. In Spanish, the recipient of the prestigious Juan Rulfo and Prince of Asturias awards, among others, and the first female president of the Brazilian Academy of Letters enchanted old and new fans with her talk about her formation years, her Galician origins, and her book Coração Andarilho that was just published in Spanish with the title Corazón Andariego.

On Saturday morning, the Brazilian journalist Laurentino Gomes,  talked about his books, “1808” and “”1822”, two best-sellers that, combined, sold more than 1.5 million copies in Brazil and Portugal. Laurentino told the audience that he was surprised by the success of the books that tell important passages of Brazilian history in an accessible, almost journalistic language. The audience enjoyed the stories about the move of Portugal’s king, D. João VI and his court to Brasil in 1808 and the events that culminated in the proclamation of Brazil’s independence in 1822. Laurentino Gomes who, presently, lives in State College, Pennsylvania, where he is finishing writing “1889”, about the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic, announced that in three weeks he and his wife Carmen, will return to Brazil where he will launch the third book of the Brazil trilogy at the 2013 Rio Book Biennal.

FEIJOADA IN HONOR OF BRAZILIAN AUTHORS

Nélida Piñon and Laurentino Gomes where honored at a Feijoada organized by CCBU on Saturday, at Tutto’s Mare Restaurant.

The event was sponsored by “The Brickellian”, represented at the event by its President, Stella Holmes.

CCBU thanks THE BRICKELLIAN and STELLA HOLMES for the support of the FEIJOADA in honor of the Brazilian Authors Nélida Piñon and Laurentino Gomes.

To know more about The Brickellian please click here

No sábado, os dois escritores foram homenageados por associados e amigos do CCBU numa feijoada organizada pelo Centro Cultural no restaurante Tutto's Mare, em Miami. O evento foi patrocinado pela empresa "The Brickellian", representada por sua presidente, a curadora de arte argentina, Stella Holmes.

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COPA CULTURAL
CULTURAL CUP

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 and Key Biscayne Library

BELO HORIZONTE:
Sat, January 14, 2012

BRASILIA: 
Sat, February 18, 2012

RECIFE:
Sat, March 10, 2012

CURITIBA:
Sat, April 21, 2012

MANAUS:
Sat, May 19 @ 1pm

FORTALEZA:
Sat, June 23, 2012

NATAL:
Sat, July 21, 2012
  

PORTO ALEGRE:
Date TBA

CUIABÁ:
Sat, Sept 22

SALVADOR:
Sat, Oct 20, 2012

SÃO PAULO:
Sat, Nov 10, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO:
Sat, December 1, 2012
Key Biscayne Library
299 Crandon Boulevard

OUR THANKS TO THE SPONSORS AND PARTNERS OF COPA CULTURAL:
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