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Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
VERSIFYING
(documentary film)
2009, Brazil, 53min. Directed by Pedro Caldas
June 05, 2010 Bimhuis, Amsterdam
The film makes a trip throughout the origins, the forms and the meaning of free style verses and lyric improvisation in the Brazilian musical culture. The track takes place in the vast and diverse metropolis of Sao Paulo, going from the oldest to the newborn improvisation styles.

Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
PAULA LIMA (concert)
June 05, 2010 Bimhuis, Amsterdam
“Paula Lima is one of the new generations of Brazilian performers who manage to combine soul and funk influences with samba & MPB, without compromising either style. She is a major international star to become - with music like this, the language barrier is irrelevant. Paula Lima is the real thing!”
Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
Video Installation by SERGIO ULHOA

June 05, 2010 Bimhuis, Amsterdam
Ulhoa combines video art, dance and vjing to create a world of sensations by employing extravagant color combination and refined video compositing.
Brazilian DJ party
Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
CARTOLA: THE SAMBA LEGEND (documentary film)

2006, Brazil. Directed by Lírio Ferreira Hilton Lacerda.
June 12, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
This soulful documentary tells the life and times of Cartola (Agenor Oliveira), singer, poet and one of the most important Brazilian composers. Cartola was a gifted man, who despite having had little formal education wrote samba masterpieces. The film uses his history to design a panel of the Brazilian cultural memory, searching for the roots of samba.
Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
RODA DE SAMBA (jam session with Brazilian beats) Directed by Nelson Latif , with Marcelo Godoy, Brancka, Caroline Lobanov, Alaor Soares and special guests.
June 12, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
In a Roda de Samba,musicians and singers gather in a circle around a table to play samba songs. They combine personal and collective flair. In this open space, singers challenge each other, talent turns into legend, composers try out new creations and the Brazilian music renews itself.

Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
THE MAN WHO BOTTLED CLOUDS (documentary film)
2008, Brazil. Directed by Lírio Ferreira.
June 26, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Humberto Teixeira was a lawyer and composer, who together with Luiz Gonzaga was involved in the birth of the baião, a movement in Brazilian music in the 1940s and 1950s, later shadowed by samba and bossa nova. His daughter, actress Denise Dummont, collaborated with filmmaker Lirio Ferreira to examine the history of the baião and to pay a tribute to Teixeira.

Palavra (Enc)antada

Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
RODA DE FORRÓ & BAIÃO (jam session with Brazilian beats) Directed by Nelson Latif, with Ceumar , Alaor Soares, Grupo Zabumba and special guests.`
June 26, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam `
While in Brazil, most of the country is enjoying the “Festas Juninas”, a massive celebration in homage to Saint Anthony, Saint John and Saint Peter, the Roda exults the traditional rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil: the Forró and the Baião. Once regional and backwards, Forró and Baião are nowadays experiencing an incredible revival, being amongst the most popular Brazilian dance rhythms.

Palavra (Enc)antada Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
PALAVRA (EN)CANTADA (documentary film)
2008, Brazil. Directed by Helena Solberg
July 02, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
The documentary travels in the history of the Brazilian chanson, with a special glance at the relationship between music and poetry. From the street carnival to the poets of the favelas, from Bossa Nova to Tropicalismo, Palavra (En)cantada moves through the early Brazilian songs to the music of nowadays.
Luis Melodia Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
LUIZ MELODIA (concert)
July 02, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Luis Melodia represents the power of pop samba from Rio
de Janeiro. His musical blend and delightful lyrics are classics of the Brazilian music of all times.
He is a master of the lyrics, and his vocal precision and luminosity ratifies that he is also an interpreter of many talents and tinges, belonging to the nobility of the popular Brazilian music.
Video Installation by SERGIO ULHOA
Brazilian DJ party
Beyond Ipanema Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
BEYOND IPANEMA (documentary film)
2009, Brazil/USA. Directed by Guto Barra, Becó Dranoff
July 10, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Beyond Ipanema is a mash-up of thoughts and ideas about the repeating cycle of discovery of Brazilian music in the world. Artists, producers, DJs and critics analyze how the crosspollination of music styles, as well as sampling and globalization have helped Brazil to secure a unique position in global culture.
Moinho Brazilian Summer Sessions 2010
MOINHO (concert)
July 10, 2010 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Emmanuele Araujo (vocals), Lan Lan (percussion and vocals), Tony Costa (guitar and vocals) and Pedro Mazillo (bass).
Moinho band rescues old sambas from the most important matrixes: Bahia and Rio. However, Moinho goes beyond, making a revival of the Tropicalia movement by bringing together Dorival Caymmi, Cartola and Novos Baianos, mixing electric guitar with acoustic sounds, and performing a new encounter of the music from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.
 
Video Installation by SERGIO ULHOA
Brazilian DJ party