Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
Ticket Price: $25.00 - $435.00
Door Time: 9:00 PM
Show Type: Latin
Restrictions: $25 Menu Minimum

The Brazilian Music Soul was created by Vanessa Falabella and Carlos Dias on April of 2015 to promote their original material, as well as the diversity of Brazilian Music, to make their debut at one of the most recognized venues in New York City, The Iridium.

The goal was to embrace those groovy Brazilian sounds of samba-rock, samba-soul, from the 60s and 70s, known through Wilson Simonal, Jorge Benjor, Tim Maia, Elis Regina,and many others. Northeastern rhythms of Brazil, such as maracatu and baião, are also an inspiration to the lead vocalists, and of course, not to mention the timeless Bossa Nova. The influence of American music is always present on their set list. All well blended in a 5 piece band.

With a particular view and personality, Brazilian Music Soul, is conquering the Big Apple.
They've performing also at Subrosa, 5 months residence at the B.B.King, and music festivals around the tri-state area.

At METROPOLITAN ROOM,Voted #1 Jazz Cabaret in NYC by The New York Magazine, we want to HAVE YOU as part of our first official recording in the city. Hope to see you there.

Vanessa Falabella on vocals, light percussion
Carlos Dias on Vocals, Acoustic guitar and Berimbau

Richard Miller on Acoustic Guitar


Noemi Jaffe is an award-winning Brazilian writer, poet, and teacher whose works have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. She has published a poetry collection and numerous novels, essays, and short stories. What are the Blind Men Dreaming?, Jaffe’s book on the legacy of the Holocaust on Jewish identity, was published in English by Deep Vellum in 2016.
Photo credit: Ninil Gonçalves
Buy Jaffe’s latest book, What are the Blind Men Dreaming?



05 May 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3RD ST, New York, NY. F to 2nd Ave.

Julio Plaza

Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, A23


Julio Plaza, Objetos - Objects, 1968 - 1969. Courtesy: Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo
Julio Plaza,Objetos - Objects, 1968 - 1969. Courtesy: Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo
Galeria Marilia Razuk proposes a solo project of the Spanish artist Julio Plaza (1938-2003). Plaza first visited Brazil in 1967, as a member of the official Spanish participation in the 9th São Paulo Biennial, and returned to the country in 1973, after lecturing between 1969 and 1973 at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, then a very lively center for minimal, conceptual and politically engaged artistic practices from the Americas. In São Paulo, Plaza became a very important figure, both as a frequent collaborator of Walter Zanini in many important exhibitions held at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, and as a professor at the same university and at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, contributing to the consolidation of a strong local artistic scene.
Politically and socially engaged, his artistic practice has been always extremely critical, often flirting with Pop imagery or with what could be defined Institutional Critique (although that definition was hardly employed in Brazil), but never constraining itself to one media or style. Active in the consolidation of new medias in the arts, Plaza produced several artists’ books, often in collaboration with other artists. With the founders of Concrete Poetry movement in Brazil, Haroldo de Campo, Décio Pignatari and Augusto de Campos, for example, he produced such books as Poemóbiles, Black Box and Re-Duchamp, which are part of Marilia Razuk’s presentation.
The use of a Pop iconography, always enriched by a reflection on Art History, is evident in the serigraphs that juxtapose images of works by Duchamp and Lichtenstein with geometric patterns by Vasarely, while Evolución de la Revolución emphasizes his political approach to contemporary events.

Film screening: André Midani — An Insider’s Story of Brazilian Music

Registration is now at capacity. Please email Martha Cargo at mcargo@as-coa.orgto be added to the waitlist.
Admission: FREE and open to the public. 
Not yet a member? Learn how to become a Cultural Circle member to access this event.
Based on the autobiography of noted music executive André Midani, André Midani — An Insider’s Story of Brazilian Music (2015) explores Brazilian music throughout his five-decade career through informal gatherings and jam sessions at his home, featuring Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Marisa Monte, among other luminaries of the industry. This film was directed by Andrucha Waddington and Mini Kerti and was produced by Conspiração Filmes. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between André Midani and journalist Larry Rohter.
This event is part of Cinema Tropical's new film series, MUSIC+FILM BRAZIL, curated by Mary Jane Marcasiano.

Cinematic trailer for André Midani — An Insider’s Story of Brazilian Music.
About the speakers
André Midani is a successful music executive, creator, producer, and author who began his career in sales at Decca Records in 1952. His love for music led him to at EMI-Odeon (Brazil), where he pioneered bossa nova, which became a global sensation. In 1961 he founded Imperial Records, and has served as president/general manager of several Latin American and North American entertainment divisions, including Philips/PolyGram (Brazil), Capitol Records (Mexico), and Warner Music in Brazil and the Latin American region. He developed the careers of Caetano Veloso, Luis Miguel, Maná, Café Tacuba, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Elis Regina, and Caetano Jor, among many others. In 2014 he was honored with a Latin Grammy special award.
Larry Rohter is an American writer and journalist who first visited Brazil in 1972, as an employee of Rede Globo de Televisao. He was the Rio de Janeiro bureau chief forNewsweek magazine from 1977 to 1982 and for The New York Times from 1998 to 2008, and has also been a music critic and reporter for The Washington Post and The New York Times. In addition he is the author of two books about Brazil and is at work on a third, a biography of Marechal Canddio Rondon.

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