Events 2008

Machado de Assis, the Enigmatic Genius
November 23, 2008 De Balie Amsterdam
“If Borges is the writer who made Garcia Marquez possible, then it is no exaggeration to say that Machado de Assis is the writer who made Borges possible.”
(Salman Rushdie)
In the 100th year of his death A Hora do Brasil wishes to reintroduce Machado de Assis in Holland, and celebrate his life and oeuvre.
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The Brazilian Summer Sessions : Lazzo Matumbi
September 13, 2008 Bimhuis Amsterdam
A mixture of influences from Africa, America and Bahia has made of Lazzo Matumbi one icon of the Brazilian black music.The basis of Lazzo Matumbi's work still carries a remarkable influence of the supreme American blues singers in combination with his afro-bahian background. The blend of Bahia with New Orleans has created a unique artist, essential to the contemporary Brazilian sonorous universe.
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The Brazilian Summer Sessions : Mart'nália
July 16, 2008 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Mart’nália was raised inside the carioca samba scene, being the daughter of Martinho da Vila, a major composer and performer. Next to her smoky voice and her sensual samba vein, she is a percussionist of first rank. Magnetic and daring, Mart’nália takes us through the full spectrum of samba, transiting across other styles with an amazing naturalness. read more
The Brazilian Summer Sessions: Beirão & os Filhos de Dona Nereide
June 28, 2008 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Keeping his loyalty to Northeastern musical icons such as Jackson do Pandeiro and Luis Gonzaga, Beirão has developed his own and exciting mix as he kept his eyes wide open to the new artists such as Legião Urbana, Capital Inicial and Cássia Eller. His concert is the powerful result of the best fusion of these two influences.
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