2006 Events: Summary of the year
Pietrina Checcacci's art
exhibit "Body Planet" at the Solange Rabello
Our monthly luncheon,
at the Books & Books bookstore in Coral Gables had the
participation of the Miami International Film Festival -
Isabel Oswaldo-Cruz, Valeria Sorrentino e Suzy Franczak and
the Ars Flores Orchestra representative, Frederico Gouveia.
The film festival representatives
told that seven
Brazilian films would participate in the festival and that the
documentary "Vinicius de Morais" would close the
On January 21, CCBU
organized a special screening of the documentary "Empress
of Carnaval", at the Sala Machado de Assis of the
Consulate General of Brazil. The excellent documentary shows
the preparations for a samba school parade, the Imperatriz
Leopoldinense Samba School.
luncheon with Brazilian artist Patricia Secco at Elements
Restaurant and preview VIP visit to the artist's exhibit at
Solange Rabello Gallery at Miami's
CCBU presented at
Books & Books in Coral Gables four commented auditions of
Brazilian music with Gene de Souza, the host of the weekly
radio program "Café Brasil" at WDNA, 88.9 FM. Each
informal talk focused in a different genre: Choro, Samba,
Bossa Nova, MPB, Tropicália and contemporary styles. The
program attracted a good public that enjoyed Gene's delicious
A performance by
singer Rose Max and guitarist Ramatis closed the series.
On May 16, CCBU
received its sixth "Brazilian Press Award", in the
category "Best Promoter of Brazilian Language". This
annual award recognizes organizations and persons who
disseminate a positive image of Brazil.
May 19, the Cultural Center participated in the First "Junina"
party at Ada Merritt K-8 Center.
On June 8, all members
were invited to the screening of "Women of Brazil"
at the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. The festival's
organizers designated this film as CCBU's.
June 13, Professor Steven Butterman meets with the Portuguese
Reading Group at Books & Books book store, in Coral
A typical Bahian
luncheon, on September 6, celebrated Brazil's Independence Day
and opened the fall cultural program. The
Bahia themed cultural events series - "What Does
Bahia Have?" was a preview of the Brazil Pavilion at the
Miami Book Fair in November.
program, created and presented by CCBU with the support of the
Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Brazil in
Miami covered different aspects of the Bahian culture, more
specifically, the culture from the City of Salvador. We
presented films (documentary and fiction), a lecture about
Jorge Amado by the Director of U.M.'s Portuguese program,
Professor Steven Butterman; lectures about candomblé with
Babalorixá Antonio Carlos Encarnação. The acarajés by
Carlinhos and the sparkling wine generously donated by Miolo
Wines were the extra touch at the weekly meetings.
The series "What
Does Bahia Have" continues with its weekly events.
On October 10 and 11,
CCBU presented the Second Brazilian Forum. In several panels,
specialists in different fields gave important information to
Brazilians who live in this area.
The First Brazilian
Forum was held at the Broward County Main Library. The Second
Forum was held at the Sala Machado de Assis, at the Consulate
members toured and had lunch at the Carnival Center for the
Pavilion at the Miami Book Fair International. An intense
program that celebrated Salvador,Miami's newest Sister City
and a beautiful set-up made the Brazil pavilion the most
visited one at the fair's International Sector. Our cultural
partners - Rose Max & Ramatis, Brazz Dance Theatre,
Brazarte Dance Group, Fundação Pierre Verger, the
storyteller Tatiana Silva, Professor Steven Butterman and Gene
de Souza were big attractions at the Fair's International
End of the year
luncheon at the Miami's Casa
Décor, on December 5.
group was hosted by Hellô Campos, a CCBU member and dear
friend. After lunch, the group toured the 50 spaces
exquisitely designed by renowned interior designers.
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