[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Studies Program - upcoming events

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 3 12:45:28 EST 2008

Boston Area Latin American History Workshop and Brazil Studies Workshop

Rethinking Migration from the Brazilian Northeast to the Amazon: 
Historical Trends from World War II

A presentation by:
Seth Garfield, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the 
University of Texas, Austin. Author of Indigenous Struggle at the Heart 
of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location: DRCLAS, CGIS S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street


Brazil Studies Program Conversa

Challenges to the access of Education in Brazil

Claudio de Moura Castro, President of the Advisory Council of Faculdade 
Pitágoras and Rafael Martinez, Deputy-secretary of Education for the 
State of Rio de Janeiro.

Moderated by Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of 
International Education and Director of Global Education and of 
International Education Policy at Harvard University.

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time: 12:15 - 1:45pm
Location: DRCLAS CGIS – S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street


Brazil Film Series: Presented by The Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS 
and The Harvard Brazilian Organization

The Sound of Brazil: Brasileirinho
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki, 2005

Mika Kaurismäki's toe-tapping, finger-snapping documentary reveals the 
vibrant sounds of Brazil's old-style Choro music, a blend of native 
Indian, European and African styles that forms the foundation of modern 
musical styles including Bossa Nova and Samba. This musical documentary 
shows the history and the vitality of Choro, one of the first genuinely 
Brazilian urban musical style. Choro was created around 1870 when new 
music groups in Rio de Janeiro started mixing European music with 
Afro-Brazilian rhythms and melancholic music of Brazilian Indians. After 
being overshadowed by the Samba in the 1920s and later by the Bossa 
Nova, Choro is now livelier than ever before in the bars and concert 
halls. Brasileirinho focuses on the musicians from "Trio Madeira Brasil".

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Tsai Auditorium (CGIS South), 1730 Cambridge Street


These events are free and open to the public and are made possible by 
the generous support of the Lemann Family Endowment.

Marcio Siwi
Fellow / Program Officer
Brazil Studies Program
Harvard University
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel (617) 495-5435

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