QuickLook @ CCBU | February 5, 2014

Friday, February 7 @ 8PM
Aventura Arts and Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180

Tickets are $35 and $45 available to CCBU members with no extra fees,
by calling the Rhythm Foundation at (305)672-5202 and mention “CCBU”

Before making his Carnegie Hall debut the following night, Zambujo will first present his exquisite talent to the South Florida audience at the delightfully intimate Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

Portuguese fado sensation Antonio Zambujo grew up immersed in the classic rhythm of Portugal. As a teen he moved to Lisbon and joined the prestigious Clube de Fado in the Alfama district, the music's heartland. Zambujo has stepped into big shoes as fado's new heartthrob. He gained fame playing the part of Francisco Cruz, first husband of fado diva Amalia Rodrigues, in the smash hit musical Amália. Since his debut CD in 2002, he has toured internationally, and been awarded countless honors. He has recorded and performed with major Brazilian stars like Ivan Lins, Roberta Sá and Milton Nascimento. Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso, also a collaborator, praised the young singer: "I want to hear more and more often, go deeper. His music thrills and makes me cry."

“His tone is always intimate as he sings about solitude and lost love. The microphone is his ally. It picks up every nuance of his small yet utterly expressive voice: a high, clear, precise yet melting tenor that suggests both Mr. Marceneiro and, from across the Atlantic, the Brazilian songwriter Caetano Veloso.” - The New York Times

Prelude at the Lighthouse
with participation of Brazilian Jazz musicians
Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya
February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Although he is acclaimed internationally for his work as a pianist, composer, arranger, and educator, Antonio Adolfo has not gained due recognition among US audiences, primarily because his recordings were rarely available in the States, except as imports. That is sure to change when Adolfo shares the stage – literally and figuratively - with his daughter, vocalist Carol Saboya.

“We are very different, myself and my dad,” explains Saboya. “My music is more dedicated to sung Bossa-Nova while he’s more focused on instrumental Brazilian Jazz. But the concert’s concept, combining Samba Jazz and Bossa-Nova worked out well for us and the audience.”

Prelude at the Lighthouse
An Exclusive Concert in an Exotic Location.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
1-855-768-JAZZ (5299)

Tuesday, February 18 at 7pm
101 Aragon Avenue
Brazilian Cooking Class with Chef Adriana Assemany

We’re heading to Brazil this year with a series of five classes on the distinct foodie regions of this vast country. Join us for one, two or all five classes as Chef Adriana Assemany explores the exotic ingredients, techniques and flavors of each region.

She begins in the south with a classic culinary Capeletti in Brodo (Capeletti in chicken broth) as an appetizer, followed by Picanha de Forno com Arroz de Carreteiro (Roasted top sirloin served with Brazilian Sagu ao com Creme (Tapioca pearls in red wine served with traditional custard) for dessert.

$75 per person | $65 for CCBU member

To register for this class call or email us:
305.443.7335 |

Tuesday, February 18th at 7 PM
Tuesday, March 18th at 7 PM
Tuesday, April 15th at 7 PM

Funding opportunity in the Arts

Companhia Urbana de Dança Dance Company from Rio de Janeiro
Sunday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
Miami Dade County Auditorium
On.Stage Black.Box
2901 W Flagler St.,
Miami, FL 33135. (305) 547 5414

Direct from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and for one night only, this fierce young company will perform two works from their high energy repertory, featuring choreography by Artistic Director Sonia Destri Lie: Na Pista (On the dance floor) and ID: ENTIDADES (ID: Entities).

“The eight young men in this Brazilian hip-hop group are almost shocking in their individuality and physicality.” —Dance Magazine

Freely mixing urban street styles, social dances, and thought-provoking contemporary vocabulary, the audacious and dynamic Companhia Urbana de Dança unleashes startlingly new forms for a truly moving experience. Composed of eight immensely talented young men from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro on their first US tour, this poetic and explosive company stuns with stamina-testing solos and jaw-dropping group movement that defies the limits of physicality while retaining choreographic rigor. Alternately mesmerizing and rippling with adrenaline and raw energy, these two works conceived and choreographed by director Sonia Destri Lie explore the cultural roots of Brazil and the gritty life stories of the dancers themselves.

For tickets or more information:

In celebration of February National Dental Health Month
Dr. Bruno Sharp and Associates
Invite you for an Open House
Feb 27 from 5:30-8pm

join us for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres and enjoy
Product Samples, Raffles & Offers

  • Launch of the Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care Line
  • Meet our doctors specialists & learn more about our unique integration of all dental specialties and latest technology concept
  • Meet our Director of Business and learn about our exclusive Corporate Program

Please RSVP by Feb 24 to or 305.857.0990

2601 S. Bayshore Dr. Ste 760
Coconut Grove, FL 33133


CCBU members enjoyed a customized tour of the new Pérez Art Museum Miami, on Saturday, February 1.

Contemporary art expert Nancy Katzoff guided our group in a private tour that included aspects of the spectacular architecture (by Herzog&De Meuron); Chinese artist Wei Wei's temporary exhibition and focused on the Brazilian artists present at the museum's permanent exhibition "Americana".

Photos Top row left to right: 1. Viviane Spinelli, Lea Ferencz Reid, Adriana Sabino, Gloria Johnson and Denise Moura. 2. View from the garage 3. Detail of the spectacular architecture. 4. Ana and João Reinhardt. 5. Adriana Sabino, Nancy Katzoff and Gloria Johnson. Bottom Row left to right: 1. Armando e Dircineia Marchi, Maria Elisa Barreto, Lea Ferencz Reid, Mercedes Scott and Marcelo Sabino. 2. Armando and Dircineia Marchi, Gonzalo and Maria Inês Dal Borgo. 3. Group shot.

CCBU Members,

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

CCBU is a member based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established in 1997, which mission is to disseminate Brazilian culture in South Florida and strengthen the ties between Brazil and Florida.

Today, award-winning CCBU is a reference point for Brazilian culture in South Florida. Its performance has warranted important achievements and has opened a prestigious space for the Brazilians who are part of the multi nacional community in the area.

Some of our partners: Consulate General of Brazil, Miami Dade Public Schools (Ada Merritt K-8 Center); Miami Dade County Public Library System; Miami Dade College; Miami Book Fair International; Broward County Library; Books & Books; Key Biscayne Community Center; Società Dante Alighieri.

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

Patron Members:
Marcelo Sabino

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

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