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  • MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago from Oct. 30 - Nov. 17

    MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago from Oct. 30 – Nov. 17

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ariani Friedl MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series to Highlight the Role of Women in the Workforce Four women filmmakers to attend 2016 edition of MOSTRA; Paralympics also in focus OCTOBER 19, 2016 – The seventh annual edition of the MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series is bringing more than 20 award-winning films to Chicago […]

  • 'Aquarius' finally gets U.S. debut

    ‘Aquarius’ finally gets U.S. release

    After a lengthy run on the international circuit, Aquarius, the most talked-about Brazilian movie of 2016, had its U.S. debut Thursday at the 54th New York Film Festival. Director Kleber Mendonça Filho and leading lady Sônia Braga were present for the screening and discussion session that followed. .@bragasonia and @kmendoncafilho discussing AQUARIUS at one of […]

  • Seu Jorge cashing in with ‘The Life Aquatic’ Bowie covers tour

    It’s been 12 years since actor-singer Seu Jorge portrayed Brazilian oceanographer Pelé dos Santos in Wes Anderson’s existential comedy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — a role that mostly existed so he could perform random acoustic versions of early-period David Bowie in Portuguese throughout the movie.  The fittingly oddball move proved so popular that […]

  • Volunteer opportunity with MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago

    Volunteer opportunity with MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series

    Partners of the Americas – Illinois São Paulo Chapter is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to fill a volunteer position at MOSTRA VII: Brazilian Film Series, the biggest Brazilian cultural and educational film series in Chicago. In order to lead our most valuable asset, our beloved volunteers, the new coordinator must have the following skills: […]

  • Summer's about to sizzle - Monobloco is coming!

    Summer’s about to sizzle – Monobloco is coming!

    Monobloco, known for their innovative take on Brazil’s batucada sound, is bringing an Olympic Carnaval stateside to salute the 2016 Rio Olympics with seven performances! Acclaimed for incorporating diverse rhythms and styles into the samba beat, Monobloco was created in 2000 by C.A. Ferrari, Celso Alvim, Mário Moura, Pedro Luís and Sidon Silva (then members […]

  • Choro das 3

    Choro das 3 on tour; check out their new music!

    Choro das 3, the father-daughters quartet that’s one of the finest representatives of choro music in the U.S., is in the midst of a summer tour to support their new album, Impressões. See if they’re coming to a town near you — more dates and details to be announced. July 20: Chicago / Jazz Showcase […]

  • Jota Quest, Preta Gil to headline BR Day New York 2016

    Jota Quest, Preta Gil to headline BR Day New York 2016

    The countdown to BR Day New York 2016 started on Friday with a media preview at TV Globo’s North American headquarters in — where else? — Manhattan. The 32nd edition of the biggest brazuca street festival in the U.S. is once again expected to draw hundreds of thousands of Brazilian expats (and Brazilians at heart) […]

  • FLIP 2016 pays tribute to poet Ana C.

    FLIP 2016 pays tribute to poet Ana C.

    The 2016 Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP) kicked off yesterday (Jun. 29) on a smaller budget, but with a record number of participating female authors. The event runs until Sunday (Jul. 3). FLIP 2016 pays tribute to Ana Cristina Cesar, or Ana C., as she better known. Ana C. was part of the Poesia Marginal […]