QuickLook @ CCBU | November 20, 2013

CCBU Recommends
Brazilian Voices: Joy of Brazil
November 22 @ 8:30pm

The Key Biscayne Community Center & CCBU
Brazilian Documentary
Friday, Dec 6th from 7-9:30 pm

The community is invited to join the Brazil-USA Cultural Center of Florida in celebrating the centenary of poet and beloved Brazilian music composer, Vinicius de Morais. A Brazilian cultural icon, poet, playwright, critic, diplomat, composer, singer and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes (1913-1980) is the internationally famous lyricist of Bossa Nova hits like “Girl from Ipanema” and "Insensatez" and writer of the play which originated the film "Black Orpheus" (1959). The documentary combines archive images with up-to-date interviews with members of his family, friends, partners (Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, Carlos Lyra) and includes musical performances with famous Brazilian singers. Directed by Miguel Faria Jr. and produced by Susana de Moraes, the film runs 124 minutes.

Free Admission & Open to the Public
Key Biscayne Community Center
(305) 365-8900

Complimentary refreshments courtesy of
Adriana Sabino Interiors.
Space is limited! Please register at the Front Desk

Cultural Cup
Art Workshop for Children
Workshop  9
Cones, Cylinders and Spheres" (Fortaleza)
Saturday Dec 14 from 9:30 to 12:00
Key Biscayne Community Center

The Brazil-USA Cultural Center (CCBU), along with artist Silvana Soriano, are continue to offering a series of workshops for children focused on the art and culture 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 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  9
Cones, Cylinders and Spheres" (Fortaleza)
Saturday Dec 14 from 9:30 to 12:00

Key Biscayne Community Center

Objective: To know the artistic production of Brazilian sculptors
Based on the work of sculptors Eduardo Frota and Sérvulo Esmeraldo, students will create sculptures using cardboard boxes, straw and other materials.


Ada Merritt K-8 Center's Brazilian Heritage Week

The Portuguese International Parents Association (P.I.P.A) once again celebrated Brazil's Republic Declaration (Nov. 15) and Brazilian cultural heritage with a weeklong series of events. The kick-off was the storytelling sessions with guest readers from the Brazilian community. CCBU was represented by its President, Adriana Sabino who read to the third graders.

CCBU was involved with the creation of the first bilingual Portuguese-English (focused on Brazilian Portuguese) in the American public system, at Ada Merritt, then an elementary school, in 2003.

A Talk with Dr. Nilza Kallos - Conversa com a Dra. Nilza Kallos

It was an informative and interesting casual lecture about the latest techniques of detecting breast cancer. Dr. Kallos is recognized as one of the top doctors in her specialty and she shared important information with her "Brazilian warmth".

Photos left to right: Dr. Nilza Kallos and Mr. Thomas Kallos; Dr. Nilza Kallos; Dr. Maria Amelia Rodrigues and Dr. Nilza Kallos


CCBU and Aragon 101 invited Chef Adriana Assemany to present the flavors of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. She guided the participants at the first Brazilian cooking Class at trendy housewares store "Aragon 101" through a typical Brazilian feast including Bolinho de Peixe, Moqueca de Camarão, and a traditional Queijadinha for dessert. Aragon 101's owner, Erica Gusman was the perfect organizer and event's host. She delighted the participants with lovely details and surprises. The class is a preview of next year's series to be presented by CCBU and Aragon 101 about the cuisine of the five regions of Brazil.

Photos: Bottom left: Chef Adriana Assemany; Bottom Right: Erica Gusman, owner of Aragon 101; and Adriana Sabino

Cultural Cup 2.0: Porto Alegre

The southernmost Brazilian capital, home of the Gauchos was the focus of the Cultural Cup 2.0 presentation at Books & Books on Wednesday, November 13. The highlight of the event was the tasting of Brazilian wines, courtesy of Wines of Brazil.

The Cultural Cup 2.0 is a program created and produced by Centro Cultural Brasil-USA of Florida and presented in partnership with Books & Books, Cultural Cup 2.0 is a yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil. It focus on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve host cities of the soccer world cup that will take place in Brazil next year.

Sponsored by

american airlines


We welcome you to become a member of the Brazilian Cultural Center.

Your annual membership in the CCBU is important to our ongoing mission of promoting and preserving the Brazilian culture and traditions in South Florida. The dues will help meet the growing day-to-day expenses of operating the Center and to sustain the many planned programs as well as future programs we are planning for you.

By becoming a CCBU member, you are contributing to an important cultural initiative and resource that will enrich our community for years to come.

As a member you will enjoy privileges:

  • You will receive a copy of our monthly newsletter, which will keep you informed about the many exciting Brazilian events offered throughout the year
  • You will be entitled to discounts on many Brazilian musical shows and arts event
  • Above all, the most rewarding benefit is the knowledge that your valuable support will enable the CCBU to carry out its mission of promoting Brazilian culture and history in South Florida for all to enjoy!

Click here to download the
membership form

Copa Cultural

Books & Books & CCBU continue the yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil called CULTURAL CUP 2.0 focusing on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Sponsored by
american airlines

February 15. 8 pmsalvador

The Afro-Brazilian soul of Brazil

March 14. 6:30 pm
Brazil’s capital, a landmark in the history of urban planning and 20th c.
Sponsored by Brickellian / Ms. Stella Holmes

Apr 10. 6:30 pm
sao paulo

Brazil’s most diverse city, is a financial, industrial and cultural powerhouse. The
Sponsored by Brickellian / Ms. Stella Holmes

May 8. 6:30 pm

A double dose of stunning natural beauty, the joyful Northeastern
culture and forró rythyms.

June 12. 6:30 pm
belo horizonte

The first modern Brasilian city to be designed for its role as the capital
of Minas Gerais.

July 10. 6:30 pm

A double dose of stunning natural beauty, the joyful Northeastern
culture and forró rythyms.

August 14. 6:30 pm


This city is a world reference in urban planning and creative programs.

September 11. 6:30 pm
rio de janeiro
The marvelous city

October 9. 6:30 pm

A former frontier boom town has a very distinctive culture based on European and Indian

November 13. 6:30 pm

porto alegre
The city is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state and home of
the gaúchos

December 11. 6:30 pm

Gateway to the Amazon rain forest

Cultural Support

Patron Members:
Marcelo Sabino

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

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