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The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts has the honor to announce its first Talented Youths Prize with the intention of rewarding the talented young Brazilians living in the US or in the Bermudas Islands. The first place prize is a computer. (For further information, please read the official notice in its entirety. It is available on our website, only in Portuguese. Click here.)

Teachers and Principals, please help us spread this information among your Brazilian students. (It is highly desirable that the candidates are able to read Portuguese fluently, therefore the lack of an English version of our official notice. Nonetheless, Brazilian immigrants' children are also electable for enrollment in our contest.) 

Dear students, we look forward to seeing you soon in our institution! Please read the official notice for acknowledging the rules before submitting your documents to our e-mail address (

Happy 2017! Best wishes!

Dear friend,

March is the month of Heitor Villa-Lobos birth, and to commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth Brazilian Music Foundation (BMF) will bring together local musicians who will present some of Villa-Lobos’ timeless works such as Choro no. 1, 5 preludes, String Quartet no. 5, Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 with soprano Angelica De La Riva and guitar quartet, Melodia Sentimental, Canção de Amor, Alma Brasileira (Choro No. 5) with the pianist Max Barros, and other beautiful pieces by the composer performed by BMF Chamber Music Ensembles,  conducted by Rafael Piccolotto.

MARCH   5 th

7:00 - 8:30 PM 

Doors 6:30 PM

$25 to $ 55

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave.

E 25th St Between Third & Lexington Ave., NYC

Meet the Artists



About Villa-Lobos ( 1887 - 1959)

Considered, during his lifetime, the greatest composer of the Americas, Heitor Villa-Lobos composed about 2,000 works and his importance lies, among other things, in having reformulated the Brazilian concept of musical nationalism and becoming his greatest enthusiast. It was also through Villa-Lobos that Brazilian music came to be represented in other countries and became universal.

An autodidact who was constantly nourished by the work of J.S. Bach, Villa-Lobos occupies in the context of Brazilian music a position similar to that of Bach in Western music: a source of inspiration and reference for several generations of composers.

The BMF aims to present a series of Chamber Music Concerts with the works of Villa-Lobos, as well as those of Carlos Gomes and other great Brazilian classical composers.

The concert is supported by Sônia Rubinsky, winner of the LATIN GRAMMY in 2009 as “Best Classical Record of the Year” for her recording of Villa-Lobos piano works.

The revenue from this event will be allocated to the educational programs of BMFSOM (Brazilian Music School in New York).

501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization

Madalena Sousa

BRASCON 2017: Connecting Innovators and Breaking Barriers
Join the largest conference of Brazilian graduate students abroad!
March, 11-12 | University of Southern California in Los Angeles/CA

Journalism in Brazil: Trends and Challenges for 2017 and Beyond

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series invites you to its discussion titled, “Journalism in Brazil: Trends and Challenges for 2017 and Beyond” with Ricardo Gandour, Executive Director of CBN – Brazilian Radio Network; Associate Professor at ESPM.

Digital fragmentation has been impacting the practice of journalism worldwide, but in an emerging society like Brazil the phenomena has very specific –and dramatic– characteristics. Mr. Gandour will present an overview on the topic, and address the main trends and challenges for the years to come.

Ricardo Gandour has degrees in Journalism and Engineering. He has been an editorial executive of major Brazilian media companies, like Folha, Estado and Globo. From January to July 2016 he was a Vising Scholar at Columbia Journalism School. He is currently a non-resident Visiting Scholar of Tow Center for Digital Journalism, a center at that school.


March 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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For over six decades, the Legion of Good Will (LBV) creates and fosters programs and projects of social inclusion and sustainable development in support of populations in situation of personal and social risk. Consolidating itself as one of the largest humanitarian movements on the planet, the LBV was the first civil society organization from Brazil to obtain the general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Today, there are seven autonomous basis of the LBV: LBV-Argentina, LBV-Bolivia, LBV-Brasil, LBV-USA, LBV-Paraguay, LBV-Portugal and LBV-Uruguay. Together, these units—schools, homes, and community centers for social assistance—form a network that helps thousands of children, teenagers, young people, adults, and senior citizens  on a daily basis.
The LBV was founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 1, 1950 (World Peace Day) by radio broadcaster and poet Alziro Zarur (1914-1979). When journalist, radio broadcaster, and writer José de Paiva Netto succeeded Zarur as president of the organization in 1979, he expanded the educational and humanitarian mission of the LBV by opening model schools and community centers for social assistance. In these units, the organization applies its own pedagogical proposal, comprised of the Pedagogy of Affection and the Ecumenical Citizen Pedagogy. For this reason, the Legion of Good Will is considered a reference in Education with Ecumenical Spirituality.
This innovative proposal seeks to transform individuals’ social circumstances by helping them overcome various vulnerabilities, whilst promoting their full citizenship and instilling the sense of being agents of solidarity. For this purpose, the LBV works in partnership with  diverse sectors of society, such as governments, socially and environmentally responsible companies, international entities, schools, community associations, and other civil society organizations.
The success of the organization’s work relies on the generosity of people like you, whose support over the years has proven indispensable to the ongoing delivery of humanitarian services. Your support is critical to perpetuate our mission of peace, love, and goodwill. During the year 2014 in Brazil, the Legion of Good Will reached the annual mark of 11, 881, 419 services and benefits provided to low income populations from North to South and East to West. The LBV has had its general balance sheet audited by Walter Heuer (External Independent Auditors) for over two decades, by initiative of its President Paiva Netto, long before the Brazilian legislation required this measure to come into effect.
The LBV's Mission 
To promote Social and Sustainable Development, Education, Culture, Art, and Sports with Ecumenical Spirituality, so there may be Socio-environmental Awareness, Food, Security, Health, and Work for everyone, in the awakening of the Planetary Citizen. 

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