QuickLook @ CCBU | May 23, 2013

Cultural Cup 2.0: Belo Horizonte
Books & Books
Wednesday June 12 @ 6:30pm

Belo Horizonte

Ricardo Vianna, President and CEO of Vianna Jóias

Danielle Perugini, cachaça expert

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Books & Books and the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU) continue the 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 next stop is the city of

Belo Horizonte was the first modern Brazilian city to be designed and built for its role as the capital of the State of Minas Gerais, a region of tremendous artistic and cultural wealth. It's also the distribution center for all the gold, manganese and gemstones mined in Minas Gerais.

Our guest speaker, Ricardo Vianna, President and CEO of Vianna Jóias, will guide us through the fascinating world of exquisite Brazilian gems and gold that, since the 18c. have been attracting explorers and dealers to the region.

Discover the secrets of cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit with expert Danielle Perugini, who will also present a tasting and teach how to make a great caipirinha.

Almoço Mineiro / Mineiro Lunch
Saturday June 15 @ 1pm
Tutto Mare Restaurant
Sponsored by VIANNA B.R.A.S.I.L

CCBU Members:
Children 10 and under:
Reservation / Pre-payment required.

'Mineiro Lunch' is part of the Copa Cultural 2.0: Belo Horizonte

About our Sponsor

Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L is a fourth generation, vertically integrated manufacturer and design house that controls each piece from the mine to the finished creation. The Vianna Brasil brand is now recognized in over 30 countries and 4 continents.

The gems of Brasil are the centerpiece of each Vianna Brasil creation. The heart and soul of Brasil is captured in each piece. From the mineral rich mountains to the deep green jungles, the deep blue ocean and the sounds of Carnival, the spirit of Brasil is in each piece.

CCBU Recommends:
Andre Mehmari
Piano Solo
Presented by
WDNA 88.9FM Public Radio and

Friday, May 31, 2013 – 8:30 p.m.

Andre Mehmari

Where Keith Jarrett melded the realms of jazz and classical music into one, André Mehmari has gone a step further. By incorporating the rhythms of his native Brazil, he has created a language of unprecedented expressive power that is helping define music in the 21st century. Both a keyboard virtuoso and a skilled composer, Mehmari roams from the tender and romantic to the hard driving and dramatic, speaking clearly and profoundly in a luminous instrumental voice. Important Brazilian orchestras and chamber ensembles have performed his compositions and arrangements, and at the same time his career in jazz and Brazilian popular music has made him popular with audiences at jazz festivals and concerts. The young multi-instrumentalist is possessed of a profound talent exceeding almost all of his contemporaries. He has flawless technique, absolute pitch and invariably brings a head-full of ideas to the keyboard whenever his hands flow across it. Moreover, he is one of the most expressive pianists not only in Brasil, but also throughout the Americas. He is unafraid to explore ideas, taking them as far as they can go, using short and long phrases and lines to express them.

André Mehmari is far from being a quirky interpreter. His compositions that flesh out this wonderful album (Afetuoso, 2011) are immaculate statements from a musical topography that is unique to the composer. Raul da Gama, The World Music Report

$25 for General Admission
$15 for WDNA members

Reservations required at 305-662-8889
Pre-concert reception courtesy of
Boteco Brazilian Point starting at 7:30 pm
WDNA 2921 Coral Way, Miami 33145

Brazilian Art Workshops
Saturday May 18
Rio de Janeiro

copa cultural Rio de Janeiro and the work of "Carioca" artists Beatriz Milhazes and Aquila were the themes of the Arts and Brazilian Culture Workshop, on Saturday, May 18.

Brazilian children, ages 7 to 11 learn about their country's culture and tradition through the arts, in a program created by artist and educator Silvana Soriano, co-presented by CCBU. Mandarei as fotos num outro email.

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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 Carybé, 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
"Moving Image, Light and Colors" (Rio de Janeiro)
May 18
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.

Workshop 6 
"Creating and Reinventing Paper" (Cuiabá)
May 25


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.

Patron Members:
Marcelo Sabino

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

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