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Brazilian Literature
Meet Clarice Lispector

December 05, 2009 De Balie Amsterdam
There is a Brazilian literature B.C (before Clarice) and another A.C. (after Clarice).
A Brazilian icon, renowned for her unique writing style, her great personal beauty and her eccentric personality, Clarice Lispector is one of the most outstanding Brazilian prose writers of the 20th century.
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Brazilian Highlights presents:
Auction with Bossa Nova Afternoon
September 27, 2009 Café Ysbreker, Amsterdam
Sunday, 27th of September, you are invited to a Brazilian Day in Amsterdam, starting at 4 p.m. at Café Ysbreker. The event is an edition of the Brazilian Highlights, in which the work of talented artists is brought into light.
The Auction with Bossa Nova afternoon will be dedicated to raising funds for the projects of A Hora do Brasil foundation.
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The Brazilian Summer Sessions :
THE MYSTERY OF SAMBA

July 23, 2009 Bimhuis Amsterdam
A documentary film about the rich lives and astonishing vivacity of a group of veteran musicians and composers from one of Rio's most revered samba schools, Portela.
RODA DE SAMBA & CHORO music
round table 22.00h
Informal and unpredictable, musicians and singers gather in a circle around a table to play beautiful traditional samba and choro songs.
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The Brazilian Summer Sessions :
VIRGÍNIA RODRIGUES

July 10, 2009 Bimhuis Amsterdam
"To hear this celestial voice coming out of a robust black woman moved me greatly. She transcends the distinction between erudite and popular”, Caetano Veloso. According to The New York Times she is “the new voice in Brazilian music, almost like post-modern samba, like a return to the roots." read more
The Brazilian Summer Sessions :
HAMILTON DE HOLANDA

July 01, 2009 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Virtuosic, brilliant and unique - those are some of the adjectives used to describe this musician who sets world audiences ablaze, developing a career studded with awards. In the US, the press soon dubbed him the “Jimi Hendrix of bandolim”. read more
The Brazilian Summer Sessions :
MARCOS SACRAMENTO

June 18, 2009 Bimhuis Amsterdam
“Marcos is not only a perfect sambista, he is also a complete singer with the humor of Ciro Monteiro and the charms of Carmen Miranda, combined with the freedom of the 21st century. He has his feet on the samba and his head on the great music of all times. You can't get more modern than that." (Ruy Castro) read more