Monday, January 22, 2018

Monika Oliveira & The Brazilians


Monika Oliveira is a fresh and exciting vocal presence on the New York - Brazilian music scene today. This singer/songwriter was born in Belém/Pará and raised in Rio de Janeiro. She has been living and performing around New York City for over ten years. She combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage and her love of Jazz into a sultry variation on both – Brazilian Jazz that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate. Monika’s voice enchants and entrances through her innate rhythmic feel and phrasing. Her musical experience extends from Jazz Festivals to Clubs, TV, Film, Radio and Broadway.


Paul Meyers & Cidinho Teixeira Brazilian Express!

Jazz Forum
1 Dixon Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Paul Meyers, Cidinho Teixeira

Brazil Express is a fantastic quartet featuring the amazing Brazilian pianist Cidinho Teixeira and Paul Meyers on guitar, with a stellar rhythm section of Greg Jones on bass and Vanderlei Pereira. See Brazil Express on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 & 6 pm!

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Wesley Amorim Quartet

Jazz Forum
1 Dixon Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Wesley Amorim

Wesley Amorim, a guitarist, composer, and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil, started his musical journey at the age of 11 years old. At 17, he began playing and recording professionally using a wide range of music genres, from Brazilian to jazz, rock, pop, and gospel. he has performed in Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Super Star and The Lion King, and with countless artists. Amorim recently moved to the US and has already shared the stage with renowned artists, including Alcione, Oriente Lopez, Luiz Simas, Nanny Assis, Leo Maia, Arthur Lipner, Gene Perla, Eleanor Dubinski, Jackie Ribas, Vanessa Falabela, Itaiguara Brandão, Maurício Zottarelli, and others. See Wesley Amorim Quartet on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 4 & 6 pm!

José Mauricio Nunes Garcia was an African-Brazilian composer and organist who composed and performed for the Portuguese court, following its arrival to Brazil in 1808. This event is an introduction to the José Maurício Nunes Garcia Tribute, NYC. at the The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, in honor of Garcia's 250th birthday Jose Mauricio’s work left an indelible mark on international classical music in the Americas and was a strong influence on future generations of Brazilian musicians.  Our distinguished panelists will discuss his life, his contribution to music, and the challenges he faced as an African Brazilian of that era. 
Angelica FariaComposer, DirectorIntercultural Art and Healing Project
Airan D’ SousaConductorInstitute of Arts of University of Brasilia, and Director, OBACH (Brazilian Orchestra of Art Culture and History)

Bianca RezendePhotographer and Multidisciplinary Artist

Mario Marques Trilha, PhD.ProfessorUniversity of Amazonas State

Proteja a Antártida
A sobrevivência de animais incríveis como
pinguins, baleias e focas está em risco!

Temos a oportunidade de fazer história: criar um enorme santuário no oceano antártico. Um refúgio para pinguins, focas e baleias que deixará a região fora do alcance das embarcações de pesca industrial, da caça às baleias e da exploração de petróleo.

Os governos responsáveis pela Antártida se reunirão em outubro de 2018 para discutir seu futuro. Mas desde já precisamos de uma forte pressão global para que seus representantes saibam que pessoas em todo o mundo querem a proteção do oceano antártico. Assine a petição e faça parte deste movimento!

Assine a petição e nos ajude a preservar a região da pesca industrial, caça às baleias e da exploração do petróleo.
Temos a oportunidade histórica de criar a maior área protegida da Terra: um santuário no oceano da Antártida, com 1,8 milhões de km².

 January 26, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMLocation: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York


The remote voting system was created to facilitate access by all shareholders to shareholders’ meetings. Initially, it is mandatory only to annual shareholder meetings and meetings to elect company Directors and Audit Committee Members, but its scope is expected to broaden over time.  After a partial roll-out in 2017, remote voting is now required for the almost 400 publicly traded companies who are registered as Category “A” within the CVM.  Shareholders now have the right to vote without having to physically attend the meetings. Also, shareholding thresholds for including proposals to be voted at meetings have been significantly lowered, facilitating shareholder activism. This begins a new era in the evolution of corporate governance and active participation by minority (including foreign) shareholders in Brazil.  
There is still some confusion among investors regarding the procedures, timetables and filing of remote voting forms.  The new system also raises the question of whether comparable rights exist for ADR holders.  Please join us for an informative discussion with leading practitioners on how the new rules improve corporate governance in Brazil and ensure the voting rights of all shareholders, and how shareholders may take full advantage of these new regulations.  

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