[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Film Series - Tonight

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Nov 18 10:00:46 EST 2008

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

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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