Brasil Festival lightens Amsterdam

Brasil Festival lightens Amsterdam

Oct 4, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event, Fashion, Music, Photos
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Usually Brazil brings to mind samba, carnival, capoeira, football, caipirinhas and Copacabana.
This was no exception yesterday at Museumplein where a colourful parade took me straight to a Rio de Janeiro vibe. Even Her Royal Highness Máxima Zorreguieta stopped by to officially open the Brasil Festival.

However, Brasil Festival goes beyond those clichés by offering insights of a remarkable culture. Expect architecture, debates, exhibitions, lectures, cinema and dinners with Brazilian influences throughout the city. Het Concertgebouw, Bimhuis, Melkweg, Arcam, De Balie, Westergasfabriek, FOAM, IDFA, DeLaMar and the Tropentheater are just some of the cultural institutions hosting over seventy events. It’s crystal clear, Amsterdam embraces Brazil with a warm welcome. Let me suggest a few events I’ll be attending.

5/10 – 20:15 Concertgebouw – Toots Thielemans and Friends: Jazz legend Toots Thielemans is sharing the stage with Eliane Elias, Oscar Casrto-Neves, Airto Moreira and Marc Johnson to blues you away.

19/10 Bimhuis – Trio Corrente: Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s work is translated into ‘funky groove-jazz’ by Fabio Torres, Paulo Paulelli and Edu Ribeiro

8 and 15/10 Huize Frankendael – Jantar de arte: Initiated by the Youth Food Movement, Brazilian and Dutch chefs will be serving food inspired by Brazilian and Dutch artists, in all the classy salons of Huize Frankendael.

8/10-23/10 Huize Frankendael – Into the green: An exhibition where Brazilian and Dutch artists will show contradictions in terms of sustainable environment.

16/10-27/11 Cinema do Brasil: IDFA will study the evolution of Brazilian documentaries by showing fifteen of them.

Brasil Festival lightens Amsterdam until the end of November. Click here for an overview.

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