Wednesday, January 4, 2017

              Consulate General of Brazil in New York
January 2017 Newsletter - Culture & Education
Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017. Here you will find a range of events, activities and opportunities related to Brazil which will take place in the coming weeks in the States of  New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Feel free to disseminate this newsletter among your friends and network, and please contribute with your suggestions and feedback.

Feliz ano novo!

WhatExhibition "Resilience", by Brazilian artists Fernanda Carvalho, Liana Nigri, Liene Bosquê, Maria Senise and Vitoria Hadba.  Curated by Juliana Leandra
Where: Emma Thomas NYC (Manhattan) (319 Grand Street, 5th Floor)
When: December 8 – January 11

What: Jazz Brazil – Eric Charlston  celebrates the music of Hermeto Paschoal
Where: Cafe Wha?  (Manhattan)
When: January 8 @ 7:00 PM

What"Galera Music Festival", featuring Asaran Earth Trio (Brazil, Hungary, Croatia)
Where: Club Bonafide  (Manhattan)
When: January 9 @ 7:00 PM

What: Join the "Brazilian Chorus of New York", an initiative of the International Brazilian Opera (IBOC)
Where:  Our Lady of Pompei Church (25 Carmine Street, NY, West Village)
When: Rehearsals restart on January 14 (Sunday).
Sundays -  11:30 AM  to 1 PM  (Church auditorium - downstairs)
Thursdays - 7 AM to 8:30 PM  (Organ room - upstairs)

WhatExhibition "Things and Beings", by Cristina Canale
Where:  Nara Roesler  Gallery (Manhattan)
When:  January 19 - February 23

What19th Tom Jobim Birthday Broadcast in Celebration of his 90th Anniversary
Where: WKCR –89.9 FM NY
When: January 25 – All day

WhatExhibition "O Peixe",  by Jonhatas de Andrade
Where: New Museum - Lobby Gallery (Manhattan)
When: January 25 – April 9

What: Argentine singer-songwriter Cecilia Zabala &  Brazilian jazz pianist Philippe Baden Powell: Fronteras
Where: Americas Society (Manhattan)
When: January 26 @ 7:00 PM

What: Brazilian Italian violinist Emmanuele Baldini and pianist Roberto Turrin: Americas
Where: Americas Society (Manhattan)
When: February 3  @ 7:00 PM

WhatLuis Simas & Nanny Assis
Where: Metropolitan Room (Manhattan)
When: February 4 @ 7:00 PM

WhatNando Reis
Where: Melrose Ballroom (Queens)
When: February 10 @ 10:30 PM

What"The Source Project - Brazil"-   The 2017 edition of the festival honors Brazil and the influence of African culture on the country.  Shows (Maria Rita,  Jair Oliveira, Turma do Samba, Nation Beat and the duo Max Barros (Piano)  Angélica de la Riva (Soprano).  Films about Brazilian music:  “Tim Maia”, “O Samba”, “Axé”, Canto do Povo de um Lugar”, “A Brief History of Brazilian Music” e  “Olho Nú”. The festival also pays tribute to Clarice Lispector (Selected Shorts – Clarice Lispector).
Where: Symphony Space (Manhattan)
When: March 1 - March 12

WhatWebinar "Is a Postbac right for you?"
Where: The New York Academy of Sciences
When: January 19 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

WhatDistressed Investing in Brazil, seminar
Jones Day, New York, New York
When: January 19 @ 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

What: Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Nova York (PUB-NY), monthly meeting
Where/When : [TBC]

What: Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Filadélfia (PUB-Philly), monthly meeting
Where/When: [TBC]

What:Exame Nacional para Certificação de Competências de Jovens e Adultos (Encceja), 2017
Where/When: [TBC]
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WhatExhibition "Resilience", by Brazilian artists Fernanda Carvalho, Liana Nigri, Liene Bosquê, Maria Senise and Vitoria Hadba.  Curated by Juliana Leandra
Where: Emma Thomas NYC (Manhattan) (319 Grand Street, 5th Floor)
When: December 8 – January 11


Dream Box is pleased to announce Resilience, a group exhibition of five international female artists who reside in New York.
Resilience is an all-female art exhibition featuring five Brazilian artists living in New York City. Conceptualized and presented by the creative lab Dream Box and designed to happen at Emma Thomas Gallery, the exhibition will run from December 8, 2016 through January 11, 2017, with an opening reception on December 8  from 6-9pm. Curated by Juliana Leandra, the artists featured in the show are Fernanda Carvalho, Liana Nigri, Liene Bosquê, Maíra Senise and Vitoria Hadba.
By "resilience," the exhibition investigates cultural aspects of human exertion given that the five participants are women, artists and immigrants. These artists work across a variety of visual arts media. They create art in different forms and formats, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photography, which arises from the links between adaptation, creativity and survival in a foreign land.
Invoking the endurance of living in a foreign context while nurturing a commitment to art, the exhibition Resilience is curated by Juliana Leandra, a NY-based Brazilian-born independent curator who runs Dream Box, mounting creative collaborations with international artists. The exhibition features a text written by Courtney Smith, a Brooklyn-based artist with both US and Brazilian roots, incorporating fragments from short, written accounts she solicited from each artist.
Resilience is concerned with distilling the present moment of these artists’ lives. The theme of the exhibition has been explored in depth throughout the past months by means of a unique engagement between the artists and the curator. More attention has been given to every decision, challenge, accomplishment, or setback that takes place as the awareness of vulnerability within this unfamiliar world has become more acute.
These female artists exude resilience through artworks that forge possibilities of expression. The combination of patterns, colors, motifs, structures, materials, shapes and techniques reveals their progression and adaptation to an environment that little by little they absorb and turn into their source of strength.
ResilienceWhen you see yourself as your physical body in outline moving against a background that does not belong to you, that is the effect of being lonely in a foreign land. You may find yourself traveling along busy streets, surrounded by people entering and exiting buildings and vehicles, transporting objects, exchanging words, yet your body is distinct and separate from all others. Against the sidewalks and storefronts of the foreign land, the contours of your being come into focus and you see the limits of your self, where you begin and where you end, all that is part of you and all that is not. Back where you came from, your body is indistinguishable from others. There bodies flow into each other even without contact. Invisible limbs link one to other so that you cannot tell where one ends and the other begins. There you are folded into the landscape and risk disappearing among all familiar things, living and constructed. In the new land your form affirms its integrity and from within you can watch it in motion.

Once you know yourself to be encapsulated in your body, now your only true home, you start to observe the effects of the outer world on its surface. Your path is full of obstacles and as you knock up against them you bruise. Your form repeatedly comes under pressure as you navigate your new surroundings; you are stretched, squeezed and dented at every corner. No hugs and kisses. But you observe in yourself a malleability that you never knew you possessed, how quickly you deform and reform, your contours unbroken.

(Coming back to my apartment a pink note on my door with the careful handwriting of the property management agent, to let me know that the telephone company had delayed the installation of my telephone until the following Tuesday. Tuesday I stayed home but the doorbell did not ring. On Thursday a new pink note confirming re-scheduling for one week from the next Tuesday. One week after that Tuesday another pink note re-scheduling installation for the next Thursday. Over many months, the pink notes arrived one after the other and I pasted them into a notebook, one next to the other, then one on top of the other until the pages were layered and stiff. The phone company is confirming installation for next Thursday. The phone company was unable to install your phone on Tuesday and will re-attempt next week).

From confinement in the self comes output. The loneliness of entire days without even hearing the sound of your own voice yields to industry. Your body starts producing material outside yourself, developing satellite bodies to accompany you; expanding your territory by making things to fill it. You become a heavier load to carry so you move less, sink deeper into your ground and keep working. You accumulate more and more material; you have many heavy objects to carry up to your 5th floor walk-up. You now have enough material to lay the ground outside of yourself. Making a new home feels like a daily battle. There is no time to be wasted and no time for patience. You free yourself to give yourself to your work. And you work to free yourself. You spread and occupy, use and incorporate your surroundings. As you expand, the outside approaches and the city creeps toward you. Your edges soften and blur, demarcations fade, surfaces are permeated and spaces are penetrated. Absorbing and absorbed, you can no longer detect your limits. You even miss the mix of fear and courage that propelled you in your loneliness, knowing it cannot be reproduced in this world. But you made it.
- Courtney Smith
On View: December 8th, 2016 - January 11th, 2017
Opening Reception: December 8th, 6 - 9PM
Emma Thomas Gallery

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Good morning ,

The main man has been on!

We have one going under the floodlights this coming Friday evening at Wolverhampton.

This is his first one of the year & I know he is going to start 2017 off with a bang.

Connections have been waiting patiently to land something with this one & Friday is the THE NIGHT.

Nothing has been left to chance as everything has been planned with with this race in mind so that all concerned could land a few nice bets.

I rarely use the word 'dead cert' but he has told me that the trainer really can't see anything else winning this. This is by far the best horse in the race.

And the good news is that we can't see this opening up favourite.

We are lucky enough that he shares this info with us & I would love for YOU to get on with me .


As always I will release this information TWO days before the event, Wednesday night it will be released. That's how real info works!  No waiting for market movers & claiming info. You know me, this is the real deal.

Which means you will get the BEST early price, exactly the same as me.

You may have been on previous winners from this contact & if that is the case you will remember...

NIMR 6/1  -  ROYAL VILLAGE 6/1  -  HATHIQ 13/8
MOJITA  11/10  -  GERALDINE 9/ name but a few

If you want to be collecting Friday evening, please act fast as I can only pass this info to the first 25 people (exc members)

Speak soon,

P.S Please be sure to read the terms below to ensure swift delivery of the email.

T's & C's Below

  • You will be charged a one-off fee of £9.97 for the Wolverhampton info.
  • Only the first 25 people will be eligible to receive the info. If you are after the first 25 you will see an error message & no monies will be taken.
  • After checkout please click on 'return to AP Racing/123 Racing'
  • You will be sent a confirmation email containing a link. This needs to be clicked on before any further emails can be sent. If you do not click on this link to confirm your email you will not be sent the info. 
  • Be sure to add to your safe senders list so no emails land in your spam folders.
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  • All emails will be automatically sent to your primary Paypal email address
  • In the unlikely event of any of the horses being non-runners, you will be sent a replacements within 28 days
  • The first horse is running at Wolverhampton on Friday 6th January & the meeting starts at 17:45  if you are concerned that you haven't received the info please advise BEFORE the meeting starts. No refunds will be entertained by anyone claiming non-receipt after the event.
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Retângulo amarelo, com logo da Fundação Dorina à esquerda, em linhas pretas.
Imagem animada com fundo azul e a palavra SOLIDARIEDADE em branco. Abaixo, a representação dessa palavra em pontos de braille amarelos. A palavra vai sendo escrita da esquerda para a direita, uma letra de cada vez.


Hoje, 4 de Janeiro, comemoramos o Dia Mundial do Braille! Essa técnica de impressão em relevo foi criada há quase 200 anos por Louis Braille - e é adotada até hoje para auxiliar pessoas com deficiência visual a ler e escrever!
O braille permitiu que milhões de pessoas cegas ou com baixa visão pudessem ter acesso à cultura e informação e as ajudou na busca por independência e autonomia.
E é com muito orgulho que a Fundação Dorina produz livros em braille há mais de 70 anos, garantindo que exista material acessível para pessoas com deficiência visual em todo o Brasil!
Um dos materiais que tradicionalmente produzimos é o Calendário Braille. Ele é um instrumento importantíssimo para milhares de pessoas em todo o país, pois muitas vezes é um dos poucos materiais acessíveis disponíveis.
Ajude a produzir o Calendários Braille!
Mas, para produzirmos o Calendário 2017, precisamos da sua ajuda!
Os custos são muito altos e precisamos confeccionar 8.000 calendários em braille e fonte ampliada. Já conseguimos quase 70% desse valor... falta pouco! \o/
Por favor, faça uma doação em nossa campanha de financiamento coletivo e nos ajude a produzir calendários acessíveis para milhares de pessoas com deficiência visual! Ainda temos 17 dias para alcançar essa meta!
DESCRIÇÃO DA FOTO 3x4: Marina é uma garota oriental, com pouco mais de 20 anos e está sorrindo e de olhos fechados. Seu cabelo preto e liso contorna o rosto sem ultrapassar o pescoço e ela usa um brinco azul em formato de losango na orelha direita. Ela veste uma blusa azul escuro e está encostada em uma parede bege.
Um grande abraço,
Paola Siqueira
Captação de Recursos
Fundação Dorina

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