Oscar Niemeyer was the lead architect of the United Nations headquarters. The Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall concert in popularized bossa nova around the world. Free and for all ages. Continue Reading Afro-Latino Festival Continue Reading Brasil Summerfest Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was the lead designer of the United Nations headquarters. He also designed the Brazilian capital Brasilia. Young and fun without attitude.
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Brazilian music taps into national and regional traditions maintained over generations, with an ever-evolving mix of indigenous, European and African elements. At the same time, some Brazilians proudly describe their culture as anthropophagic or, more bluntly, cannibalistic: ready to swallow and digest whatever arrives. Even as they prize their roots, Brazilian musicians have assimilated jazz, rock, reggae, metal, hip-hop, electronic music and more; they also pack pop lyrics with complexly allusive poetry. Here, music critics of The New York Times offer a starter kit of 30 key Brazilian songs, historic and recent. Listen to this playlist on Spotify. The lithesome, elegant musical style known as choro originated in Rio during the 19th century, as an adaptation of folk traditions like the Cuban habanera and the Polish mazurka. Choro ensembles feature flute, cavaquinho a stringed instrument , guitar and hand percussion, in intricate counterpoint.
Brasil Summerfest. It is with great disappointment that due to the impact of the Covid pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Brasil Summerfest 10th anniversary festival to There are still many uncertainties in New York and in Brazil, and we want to be sure that we can hold our event in a safe and festive environment.