[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Film Series - Viva São João! - TONIGHT

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Oct 28 11:08:07 EDT 2008


Brazil Film Series

Viva São João!
Directed by Andrucha Waddington, 2002

In this epic documentary about the popular celebrations in honor of St.
John, world-renowned musicians and Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto
Gil, takes the viewer to the Northeastern parts of Brazil where the
festivities for São João are rich in color and sound, uniquely
traditional and widespread. Directed by the creator of House of Sand and
Me You Them, this musical journey into the Brazilian heartland pays
tribute to Luiz Gonzaga, the iconic accordion player who is personally
responsible for the promotion of Northeastern music on the rest of the
country, as well as numerous local musicians and communities for whom
celebrating St. John continues to be an important cultural heritage.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Tsai Auditorium (CGIS South), 1730 Cambridge Street

Co-sponsored by The Harvard Brazilian Organization and The Brazil
Studies Program at DRCLAS


-- 
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
http://drclas.harvard.edu/brazil



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