Attend Brazilian musical performances and a film screening with Brazil Station.
Brazil Station is pleased to announce a variety of Brazilian events happening in October. If you want to announce any upcoming events, or offer ideas or suggestions for future activities, please contact us at email@example.com.
Bate Papo - Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30pm
You are invited to a Bate Papo (relaxed conversation) in Portuguese at Guy & Gallard. The event is free (you pay what you consume) and it is an opportunity to practice Portuguese in a relaxed environment. All levels of Portuguese speakers are welcome, from beginners to native speakers.
Guy & Gallard
459 Park Ave South at 31st St.
New York, NY 10016
Cidinho Teixeira & Friends - Sunday, October 10 at 9:30pm
For ten straight years - the best of Brazilian Jazz led by the magnificent pianist & composer Cidinho Teixeira. Each Sunday evening features a changing roster of the top local Brazilian vocalists.
For more information visit http://www.zincbar.com/taxonomy/term/62.
82 West 3rd Street (between Thompson & Sullivan)
New York NY 10012
Historical Perspectives on Rio de Janeiro - Wednesday, October 13 at 12:30pm
The Bildner Center's Brazil Project cordially invites you to the following noon gathering: Historical Perspectives on Rio de Janeiro, with Andrea Casa Nova Maia, Professor of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Felipe Santos Magalhães, Professor of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Moderator: Amy Chazkel, Assistant Professor of History, Queens College, CUNY.
For more information visit http://www.bildner.org and click on "Events."
365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street, Room 9204
New York, NY
Cyro Baptista Presents Vira Loucos - Wed, October 13 at 9pm
Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista presents Vira Loucos, a performance featuring music written or inspired by one of the most significant composers in twentieth century Brazilian classical music, Heitor Villa-Lobos. Originally recorded more than thirteen years ago as Baptista's critically-acclaimed solo debut album, Villa Lobos/Vira Loucos, the project marked Baptista's transition from a sought after side-man to respected composer and bandleader. His distinctive take on Villa Lobos music led the coining of the term vira loucos or turning crazy. Baptista's Zankel Hall performance marks only the second ever live performance of Vira Loucos, and features his original compositions alongside Villa Lobos works. The event also commemorates Baptista's upcoming 60th birthday, and the culmination of a 30-year career spanning musical genres from jazz and classical to world music and rock.
Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980 from his native Brazil and beginning his career on the streets of lower Manhattan, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country making a mark with his own distinctive projects as well as his recordings and tours with some of music most popular performers. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates for himself has catapulted him into world renown. With his own ensemble, the percussion and dance group Beat the Donkey, Baptista gives free reign to his imagination by mixing his musical skills, natural humor, and theatrical ways with instruments from Brazil, the Middle East, Indonesia, Africa, and the U.S.
For more information visit http://www.carnegiehall.org or http://www.cyrobaptista.com.
Carnegie Hall, at Zankel Hall
57th Street & Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
Brazilian Film "Carmo, Hit the Road" - October 15 to 21
"Carmo, Hit the Road", 100 minutes, 35mm, in Portuguese & Spanish w/English subtitles, 2008.
Carmo would do anything to escape the hellhole of a Brazilian border town where she lives. So when a lonesome, wheelchair-bound low-life named Marco arrives on the scene, she jumps at the chance to help him transport a shipment of smuggled goods. An unlikely romance unfolds as the two are chased through a lush and jagged South American landscape by bandidos, the police and their own passions alike. A lawless, reckless journey of self-discovery, this Sundance dazzler refuels the classic road-trip genre. Written and Directed by Murilo Pasta.
For more information visit www.quadcinema.com and http://firstrunfeatures.com/ carmohittheroad.html
The Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street
New York, New York.
Samba Boat Ride - Sunday, Oct 17 and 24 at 1:30pm
The magic of Brazil is closer than you think during a 2 1/2 hour boat ride up the East River.
Well-known Brazilian musicians will provide the musical background of a dazzling selection of samba reggae, axé and popular Brazilian songs. A samba dancer will get people dancing during a 20 minute samba lesson.
Board at 1:30 p.m. and sail from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Buffet lunch, boat ride, samba lesson and live band are included in the price. Cash bar for drinks.
For more information call 917-373-1090, email Joanna Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
NY Skyport Marina
2430 FDR Drive at E.23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Djavan - Tuesday, October 26 at 8pm
Recognized worldwide as one of Brazil's biggest musical stars, Djavan is a prolific and inspired singer-songwriter. He fuses bossa nova, samba and Bahian rhythms with jazz, pop, funk and R&B. Singing with a rich, expressive voice, Djavan creates innovative, poignant music filled with poetic images, honesty and humility. His international success has led his songs to be covered by artists such as Al Jarreau, Carmen McRae, The Manhattan Transfer, and top Brazilian Artists such as Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury, Caetano Veloso and others.
Djavan (pronounced Dee-jah-van) was born in Maceió, a town in Brazil's northeastern state of Alagoas. He started playing music at the age of 16, first playing in a Beatles cover band. He began his professional career in 1973 when he moved to Rio de Janeiro to record songs for Brazilian soap operas. Djavan became a national name when his song 'Fato Consumado' (Consummated Fact) won second place at the Abertura Festival. The song became known all over Brazil and enabled him to release his first album. With his first three recordings on EMI, Djavan established himself as one of Brazil's top musicians.
For more information, call 212-930-1950 or visit http://djavanusa.com.
Best Buy Theater (former Nokia Theater)
1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Exhibition Brasília - Now through November 27
Brasília is a group exhibition of vintage photographs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the capital of Brazil. Curated by Brazilian photographer Murillo Meirelles, the exhibition includes images that show Brasília being planned, constructed and inaugurated from 1958-1960.
A city planned and built from scratch in the very center of the country, Brasília replaced Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil in 1960. The architectural, figurative and photojournalistic images in the Brasília exhibition highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek's socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers including Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. The eight images in the exhibition include pictures of workers cutting steel and laying beams, an aerial view of the Esplanade under construction, and several images of the National Congress.
For more information visit www.1500gallery.com.
511 W25th Street, #607
New York, NY 10001
Beginners Samba Class - Sunday, October 31 from 4 - 5:30pm
The Samba for Beginners class starts with a 30 minutes warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up the instructor Danielle Lima introduces the students to samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies), both typical of the Rio Carnaval. The entire class is conducted to the upbeat and irresistible sounds of Brazilian music. The cost is $16 per person.
Danielle Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up performing with Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, one of Brazil's most famous samba schools. Danielle Lima is also a Certified Teachers Artist of the program Dancing Classrooms from American Ballroom Theater, Certified YOGA Instructor at YOGA Effects in NYC and Karma Kids Yoga certified teacher. She has been teaching dance professionally for over 7 years.
For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/BrazilianPortuguese
Learn more about Samba here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba
Ballet Art Studio at the New York City Center
130 W 56th St 6th floor - between 6th & 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019