[Brazil@Harvard] Reminder: Brazil Week

DRCLAS Brazil Program brazil at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Apr 19 18:56:25 EDT 2006

Brazil Week at Harvard

April 19 - 23
The Music From Brazil

April 19 – Wednesday – From 6 to 8 pm
Aboio (Cattle Callers). 2003. Brazil. Directed by Marilia Rocha. In Portuguese,
English subtitles. 73 min.
In the Brazilian outback, cowboys preserve their age-old customs, communicating
with their cattle in a form of plaintive singing known as aboio. Their voices
resound with an improvised, ancient form that dates from the Moors of Iberia.

Location: Lecture Hall (S010) ­ Concourse Level - CGIS BUILDING, 1730 Cambridge

April 20 – Thursday – From 6 to 8 pm
Anita Coelho Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Anita Coelho, whose roots combine both Belém do Pará, Brazil and New England,
will bring her vocal talent to Harvard backed by a dynamic and talented quartet
to perform contemporary arrangements of lesser-known Bossa Nova tunes by many of
Brazil's most celebrated composers, including Vinicius de Moraes, Toninho Horta,
Chico Buarque, Joyce, Milton Nascimento, Carlos Lyra and Antonio Carlos Jobim
among others. Coelho sings in Bossa Nova and Chorinho styles of Brazilian music
and is backed by a sensational line-up to include Sergio Brandao on Guitar,
Alexei Tsiganov on Piano, Gilad Barkan on Bass and Renato Malavasi on Drums.

Location: Lecture Hall (S010) ­ Concourse Level - CGIS BUILDING, 1730 Cambridge

April 21 – Friday – From 12 to 2 pm
Conversations about “Tropicalism”
Christopher Dunn, Tulane University, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish
and Portuguese and African and African Diaspora Studies Program

Nicolau Sevcenko - Visiting Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures –
Harvard University

Location: Lecture Hall (S010) ­ Concourse Level - CGIS BUILDING, 1730 Cambridge
Please note: This presentation will be in Portuguese.

April 23 – Sunday – From 3 to 5 pm
An Afternoon of Brazilian Classical Music
Music by Solati Trio
Ludmilla Lifson, Piano
SophiaHerman, Violin
Hrant Tatian, Cello

Works by Villa-Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri, Lorenzo Fernandez, Oswaldo Lacerda, and
Henrique Oswald Location: Paine Hall – Music Department – Harvard University


The purpose of the Fourth Brazil Week at Harvard is to bring together scholars,
leaders, members of the local community, and Harvard’s students to discuss the
richness and variety of Brazilian music. In addition to showcasing, examining,
and celebrating the international character and appeal of Brazil 's song and
dance music, we will explore lesser-known genres such as Brazilian classical
music, aboio (Brazilian cowboys’ plaintive singing), and Brazilian Tropicalism.

Another important purpose of this event is to strengthen relations among the
Brazil program at DRCLAS, the Harvard Brazilian Students Organization, and
DRCLAS Student Advisory Board. To accomplish this goal, we are involving these
different organizations in the conceptualization, planning, and implementation
of Brazil Week.

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