Culture and Education

The Culture and Education Department was created by the Board of Directors in 2007. Sue Scaglione, Thais Reiss and Katia Pirozzi coordinated and developed two dynamic and energetic performances to promote Brazilian culture in South Florida: From Brazil to the World and AfroBrazil.
From Brazil to the World gives an overview of Brazil through many aspects such as geography, history, economy, and culture. AfroBrazil depicts the link between Brazil and its African heritage through music, dance, and food.
Over the years, these educational performances were exhibited to thousands of students all over South Florida at various venues including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, and several high schools and libraries.

AndreaFrom Brazil to the World is a combination of informative and beautiful slide presentations, live performances, and Capoeira performances. Children learn in an interactive and interesting way about Brazilian rhythms and cultures, where Forró/Baião, Afro-Samba, Tropicália, Rock, Bossa Nova, Drum’n Bossa, and Samba were born. Embedded in this musical context, participants learn facts about Brazilian geography, history, culture, and economy, among other topics.

AfroBrazil offers an exciting experience of unique musical rhythms born long ago, when the liveliness of Brazilian music fused with the thundering sounds of African beats. Two continents, separated millions of years ago are reunited on stage in the voices of thirty-five singers, a thrilling performance of Capoeira, colorful folk dances, Samba and Carnaval. Interactive live drums display the best of the African influence and heartbeat.

Culture and Education Coordinators

Sue Scaglione
Thais Reiss
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