Friday, June 23, 2017


Elza Soares / Liniker e os Caramelows / Teleseen in association with Brasil Summerfest

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

August 5
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield 
New York, NY

Brazil’s iconic samba singer, provocative persona and signature vocalist, with a rising star who brings unique perspective to Brazilian soul
Elza Soares
Elza da Conceição Soares has achieved what most people can only dream of. She has remained a superstar in her field for over six decades, melodically soaring through the ages. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Soares began her professional singing career in the 1950s, when she joined Mercedes Batista on a dazzling samba tour of Argentina. Her popularity grew exponentially when she released her debut Se Acaso Você Chegasse, in which she invoked a Louis Armstrong flavor as she incorporated jazz into samba-scat riffs. From there, she relocated to the bustling São Paulo, where she illuminated clubs and theaters with her signature raspy, boisterous voice. Soares’ next album, A Bossa Negra, saw her star continue to rise, as she was invited to represent Brazil at the ’62 World Cup in Chile. Now known throughout South America, the luminous Soares would partner with vocalist Miltinho, and they would co-record three potpourri style albums,Elza, Miltinho e Samba (Volumes 1-3). By the 1970s, she was touring all over Europe and the US, enthralling audiences with her hallmark husky and impassioned tones. A few decades of unwavering, joyous singing later and she would be named “Best Singer of the Millennium” by the BBC in London in 2000. Soares has remained vital and current; her 2004 album Vivo Feliz featured the single “Rio de Janeiro” (a tribute to her birthplace), that mixed samba and bossa with electronica. In 2016 she put out A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (“Woman at the End of the World”), and sang at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Truly a living icon, Soares is a gift to experience live.
Deep in the lush countryside of Brazil, a gifted gang of like-minded musicians came together. Led by the effervescent Liniker Barros, a transgender vocalist, Liniker e os Caramelows was assembled – never dreaming that they would one day tour the world, spreading their uplifting music. The first tracks that they ever recorded were based off Liniker’s personal letters, and thanks to the far-reaching power of Youtube, this band’s up-tempo songs spread like wildfire (over 10 million collective views). Performing at Brazil’s most important festivals, from São Paolo to Rio, they soon became a national treasure. In 2016 they delivered their first studio album Remonta, and added new members for the subsequent tour (bolstering the sound with keyboards, percussion and saxophone). With unbridled enthusiasm, they are now poised to wow the world stage.
Teleseen (DJ set) Special project of global underground DJ, a mix of deep & afro-house, samba and baile funk  The primary project of nomadic DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Cyr, Teleseen weaves together musical influences from the global underground into a refreshingly unique mix. Manifesting in freewheeling DJ sets, and a wide variety of his own releases and production work for other artists, Cyr’s musical vision draws equally from deep house and afro house, samba, batucada, baile funk and MPB influences absorbed while living in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He also adds to his worldwide dish of musical experimentation the sound-system culture of his hometown of NYC. Known for his shifting polyrhythmic programming style and psychedelic synth work, Cyr has released records on 100% Silk, Feel Up Records, Boomarm Nation, Percepts, and Goldmin Music. His latest album, The Emotional Life of Savages, is due out in the fall of 2017, as his fans eagerly await to hear what new, funky and internationally-imbued beats he’ll merge together.
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This health care debate is about something bigger than politics.


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JUL 14–OCT 1, 2017

A female figure stands in the interior of a rectangular, immersive space covered by panels on three sides.
Hélio Oiticica (b. 1937), PN1 Penetrable (PN1 Penetrável), 1960. César and Claudio Oiticica Collection, Rio de Janeiro. © César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is the first full-scale U.S. retrospective in two decades of the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica (1937—1980) made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world: art that challenges us to assume a more active role. Beginning with geometric investigations in painting and drawing, Oiticica soon shifted to sculpture, architectural installations, writing, film, and large-scale environments of an increasingly immersive nature, works that transformed the viewer from a spectator into an active participant. The exhibition includes some of his large-scale installations, includingTropicalia and Eden, and examines the artist’s involvement with music and literature, as well as his response to politics and the social environment. The show captures the excitement, complexity, and activist nature of Oiticica’s art, focusing in particular on the decisive period he spent in New York in the 1970s, where he was stimulated by the art, music, poetry, and theater scenes. While Oiticica engaged at first with many of the city’s artists, he ended up living in self-fashioned isolation before returning to Brazil. He died in in Rio de Janeiro, in 1980, at the age of 42.

This exhibition is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is curated by Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art; Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art; James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, Art Institute of Chicago; and Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; with Katherine Brodbeck, Associate Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art.
Support for the national tour of this exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In New York, generous support is provided by Art&Art Collection, Tony Bechara, Renata and Claudio Garcia, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Evelyn Toll Family Foundation.
Generous endowment support is also provided by The Keith Haring Foundation Exhibition Fund.


What: Exhibition “Another Gesture/Eine weitere Geste/Um 

Outro Gesto” with works by female german and Brazilian 

artists (Veronika Hilger, Svenja Kreh, Alice Quaresma and 

Teresa Viana). Curated by Cynthia Cruz and Tatiane Santa


Where: A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn)

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When: August 3 – August 20

Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros na Filadélfia 
(PUB-PHILLY), Monthly Meeting.

Where: UPenn – 380 South Avenue, 1st floor, Philadelphia
When: June 2 @ 6:30 PM
Where:  Escola de Veterinária da Universidade da Pensilvânia, terceiro andar
380 South University Ave. Hill Pavilion
Quando: 1 de Abril de 2016
Horário: 18 horas

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Brazilian Public Schools:
Innovations in Building the Workforce of Tomorrow
Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 am to 10:30 am
On June 9th, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an interactive panel discussion entitled "Innovations in Building the Workforce of Tomorrow." 
The panel will explore how Brazilian public schools can offer students an education that builds the skills necessary to participate in an increasingly globalized and technology advanced economy.  It will discuss recent innovative education programs that can make Brazilian public schools more relevant for today's workforce. 
Topics will include recent innovative developments in improving instruction quality in Brazilian Public Schools through Private Public Partnerships (PPP), Social Emotional Development and 21st Century Skills, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Hands On Experiential Learning.
599 Lexington Avenue
(at 53rd Street)
2nd Floor
New York, NY10022
Member Price: $35
Non-Member Price: $70
8:00 - 8:30 am
Registration and Networking 
8:30 - 10:30 am
Presentation, Panel Discussion and Q&A
In association with

The panel of education leaders and advocates includes: 
Kelly Maurice - Executive Director of Worldfund, a leading Education NGO that provides teacher and principal training programs in Mexico and Brazil.  
Dr. David Thornburg - Founder and Director of the Thornburg Center, a premiere source of staff developers in the field of emerging technologies which impact on learning for all ages. Thornburg is an Education futurist who will share his insights on the future of education in Brazil and around the world.  
Fábio Colletti Barbosa - Vice President of Fundação Itaú-Social. Barbosa is a leading Brazilian executive who has fought throughout his career to prioritize education in Brazil and bring educational values to the forefront of the national discussion.  
Ronaldo Lemos – Currently Visiting Professor at Columbia’s’ SIPA and the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), Lemos is an internationally recognized Brazilian academic, lawyer and commentator on intellectual property, technology, and culture.  He was one of the creators of the Marco Civil da Internet, which created a comprehensive set or rights for the Internet in Brazil, including freedom of speech, privacy and net neutrality.  
Marcos Paim - Director of STEM Brasil. Wordfund's STEM Brasil is the leading STEM teacher training program in the country. STEM Brasil uses a hands on approach that enhances students abilities to understand and absorb the relevance and real life implications of their instruction.  

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