QuickLook @ CCBU | February 8, 2013

CCBU partners with Books & Books to present
"COPA CULTURAL 2.0: Brazil,
a cultural tour of the 2014 World Cup Host Cities

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Books & Books is proud to partner with CENTRO CULTURAL BRASIL-USA DA FLORIDA (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU) in a yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil. Our series called CULTURAL CUP 2.0 will focus on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the exciting worldwide soccer tournament that will happen in Brazil next year.

Our first stop will be
Wednesday Feb 13 @ 8pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

This culturally rich city was the country's first capital and considered the Afro soul of Brazil. Taste the typical treats prepared by the native of Salvador, Carlinhos Encarnacao; learn about the history and the rich culture of this fascinating city as we dress a mannequin with the typical Bahia costume.

Join Gene de Souza, host of the weekly radio program Cafe Brasil (WDNA 88.9 FM) in a casual talk and listening about the exciting music genres of Salvador.

CCBU recommends:
BRAZZDANCE at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:30pm
and Saturday, Feb.9 at 7:30 p.m

“A combination of wildness and precision!” –The Miami Herald

An intoxicating blend of Argentine tango and American hip-hop fueled the imagination of choreographer Augusto Soledade in order to create BrazzDance's entertaining, high-energy Cordel. The company's triumphant return to the Carnival Studio Theater also features Kayala, which boasts the company's sizzling trademark fusion of irresistible African rhythms and abundant Brazilian sensuality.

Choreographer Augusto Soledade, is a native Brazilian based in Miami. A nationally recognized choreographer and dance scholar, Soledade is the recipient of the 2012 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2008 and Dance Miami Choreographer Fellowship in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Soledade was also winner of the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge in support of his Miami Dance Mecca Project

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Cultural support:

Ages 7-12 years

copa cultural The Brazil-USA Cultural Center (CCBU), along with artist Silvana Soriano, are offering a series of workshops for children focused on the art and culture of each of the 2014 FIFA World Cup host cities. The program intends to develop a variety of creative experiences in art and at the same time promote and enrich knowledge about Brazilian culture and language. During 12 workshops, students will have the opportunity to create art projects based on the artistic production of each region and learn various artistic procedures such as drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture and installation.

Workshop #1
February 23rd
Traveling through Modernism (São Paulo)

Workshop #2
March 16th
The Human Figure in Contrast (Salvador)

Workshop #3
April 13th
Dolphins, warriors and mermaids:
Stories from the Forest (Manaus)

Workshop #4
April 27th
Scale Model of Dreams (Brasília)

Workshop #5
May 11th
Creating and Reinventing Paper (Cuiabá)

Workshop #6
Moving Image, Light and Colors (Rio de Janeiro)

SATURDAYS 9:00 AM - Noon
Key Biscayne Community Center
Arts & Crafts Room, 2nd Fl
*Materials and snacks included in workshop fee

Member Fee $60 each*
Non-Member Fee $72 each*

*** Workshops will be taught in Portuguese ***
(view sidebar for workshop descriptions)



CCBU’s Brazilian culture centric Portuguese courses will be taught by experienced teachers. Our goal is to teach the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture preparing our students to communicate in different settings: business, social, travel. We offer different options to better fit the students’ needs.


Classes will take place at the new CCBU headquarters at 300 ARAGON AVENUE Suite 250 or at companies’ offices. Private lessons at your home or office upon request (call 305.728.9163

For more information visit our website

at Società Dante Alighieri-CCBU
Feb 5
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Get to know Brazil Through the Arts
at the
Key Biscayne
Community Center

Presented by
Silvana Soriano and CCBU

Workshop 1:
Traveling through Modernism" (São Paulo)
February 23
sao paulo 

Learn about the Brazilian Modern Art ( The Modern Art Week 1922) and discover more about the third largest city in the world. Using printmaking techniques create mono types based on the works of famous Brazilian artists Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Lasar Segall and Anita Malfatti.

Workshop 2 
"The Human Figure in contrast" (Salvador)
March 16

Come to know more about the artist Carybe, the author of a famous mural at Miami Airport, and create your own mural! Students will create a mural which will explore the representation of the human figure, using the shadow projected on paper.

Workshop 3
“Dolphins, warriors and mermaids, stories from the Forest” (Manaus)
April 13

Get to know the legends of the largest rainforest in the world and create an illustrated handmade book. Students will create an accordion book with watercolor, oil pastel, printmaking and much more.

Workshop 4 
"Scale Model of Dreams" (Brasília)
April 27

Do you know that viewed from above the capital of Brazil resembles an airplane? Brasília is a landmark in the history of town planning.  Based on the idea of this city, students will create a scale model of the city of your dreams.

Workshop 5 
"Creating and Reinventing Paper" (Cuiabá)
May 11

The feather art is one of the most popular plastic expressions of Brazilian Indians. Learn more about the art and culture of indigenous peoples and create jewelries and headdresses made with colorful handmade paper! Students will produce handmade paper to create objects based on feather art of Brazilian Indians.

Workshop 6
"Moving Image, Light and Colors" (Rio de Janeiro)
May 28
rio de janeiro

We chose the works of the famous artist “carioca” Beatriz Milhazes to celebrate the joy and movement of the city of Rio de Janeiro. In this workshop students will learn about this artist and create a picture using various techniques of collage, painting and printmaking.

Patron Members:

Centro Cultural Brasil USA • 300 Aragon Avenue. Suite 250 • Coral Gables, FL 33134 • 305.728.9163

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