Celebrating 10 years of “From Brazil to the World”

Celebrating 10 years of “From Brazil to the World” – awesome season kickoff with 2 concerts at Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School. Thank you NEA for funding this project! Thank you Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, Deputy Consul Lucas Chalella for opening remarks. Our heartfelt appreciation for Professor Beatriz A. Cariello – your passion for culture and education inspired all of us!

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Samba Carousel

Brazilian Voices Concert – Samba Carousel was filled with energy, beauty and exciting fun-filled engagement with audience!
An energy-packed performance that captivated audiences with Brazilian music and dance, with songs that included selections of Brazilian Jazz and Samba favorites. This performance was accompanied by international artists at the Pompano City Center Carousel area, an open public area.
Recreating the atmosphere of the Rio carnival here in South Florida, Brazilian Voices exuberantly celebrated Mardi Gras for diverse audiences who enthusiastically sang and danced along. Among favorite moments were the display of extraordinary authentic costumes from Brazilian Beat and the Samba steps lesson by Fabio Barros.

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Bossa Nova

South Florida-based Brazilian Voices is a women’s’ vocal ensemble noted for its musical excellence in Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba and Pop. Over 14 years, the ten-time winner of the Brazilian International Press Award for Outstanding Brazilian Musical Group, Brazilian Voices has released 7 CDs and performed around the world in Barcelona, Madrid, Mexico, New York and London.

Serene, innovative renditions of such Bossa Nova classics as Jobim’s “Wave,” and “Dindi” lent further charm to an evening that proved that some popular music never grows old. The group performed standards, adding elements with a smooth, cool remix and catchy original vocal arrangements.

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Jazz & Samba at Arts Garage

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Brazilian Voices was delighted with the response to last night’s two sets at
the Arts Garage in Delray.

The multinational audience went crazy for the fusion of Jazz and Samba, which refined both genres and broke new ground.

Yuri Hawakawa of New York, said, “I felt like I was on a beach in Rio sipping a Caipirinha and listening to great music…”

The audience reacted with cheers, dancing and participating…often singing along.

The repertoire was the perfect balance of new and old material, with relaxing lounge favorites redefined by remixed tropical rhythms, the magic of the women’s voices, astounding solos, and inventive arrangements.

We invite you, our audience, to comment on last night’s Brazilian Voices concert on our website.

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Broward 100

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Broward County closed the celebrations of its centennial with DUENDE, a three-day-long event with parties and performances in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.
Fort Lauderdale hosted the “Party of the Century” on Oct. 3 at the Riverwalk and Brazilian Voices was proud to perform at DUENDE: the Grand Finale of the Broward 100 Celebration. DUENDE was a spectacular celebration of Arts and diversity displaying an impressive collaborating among artists and featuring live music of all sorts, flamenco dance, capoeira, taiko drums and steel drum bands among others.

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Melodia

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Brazilian Voices delivered a special performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira, Brazilian Voices Artistic Directors chose works that highlighted the group’s strengths; with powerful interpretations, rich harmonies and a passionate approach. There was fluidity and warmth on their singing throughout the program, including a joyfull “Roda de Samba” (Samba Circle) next to the audience.

Serene, thoughtful renditions of Jobim’s “Wave,” and “Dindi” filled out an evening that reinforced the conviction that some popular music is so beautiful and eloquent that it never grows old. In addition, the group performed American standards incorporating some elements from Bossa Nova with softness and soothing interpretation.

Beatriz fashioned piano parts whose chords nodded toward Impressionism while demonstrating the complexity of the songs’ original harmonic vocal arrangements, presented through the voices of Brazilian Voices singers and special guests sharing the grand piano, such as: George Tandy and George Tandy Jr., Adriana Mezzadri, Jeff Deen, Jorge Sosa and Band.

This was another sold out performance at the Amaturo theatre, followed by a classy and delightful afterparty at the new Huizenga Pavillion.

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BCMA Women Physicians Networking Event

Brazilian Voices’ Arts & Healing Team was proud to be part of the BCMA Women Physicians Event which took place on the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale on March 11, 2015. More than 100 women physicians and health care executives gathered for this social and educational dinner for members of the Broward County Medical Association. Brazilian Voices was privileged to provide entertainment by bringing its soothing voices and bossa nova repertoire to the event, and joining this wonderful group of physicians by wearing turquoise in support for lung cancer research.

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The event was hosted by co-chairs Anele Manfredini, M.D., and Robin Schugar, PA-C, under the sponsorship of Holy Cross Hospital, American Lung Association, LungForce, and Florida Medical Center. The Broward County Medical Association has a long history dating back to 1926 with a defined mission to promote and preserve the highest standards of medical care and foster the ethical principles of the medical profession.

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A Little Bit About Brazil

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On March 17, 2015, at 9:00 am, Brazilian Voices had the privilege of presenting its Culture and Education Program “A Little Bit About Brazil” at the Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School. The program, which is a compact version of the acclaimed “From Brazil to the World”, has already been presented with great success in small venues, such as other schools and museums.

Students from Mrs. Beatriz Cariello’s Portuguese class were among the selected group of 500 who attended the performance at the school auditorium. The audience embarked with great enthusiasm on the interactive journey through Brazilian rhythms, music and culture. Participants learned basic facts about Brazilian culture while being exposed to a variety of styles such as Forró, Baião, Brazilian jazz or Bossa Nova, Samba, and Rock. The students joined Brazilian Voices by singing a widely recognized song and by performing a “batucada de boca”, a vocal percussion samba experiment.

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Brazilian Jazz at City of Boca Raton Downtown Library

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Brazilian Voices celebrates the Independence of Brazil and South Florida’s cultural diversity. On Sunday, September 7 at 3:00 pm Brazilian Voices had the pleasure to perform for the Friends of the Boca Raton Library, during one of its scheduled events for the Sunday Matinee Music Series.

The Sunday Matinee Music Series events and concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Library, a volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to making public libraries an important part of the cultural core of Boca Raton. This particular event was part of a celebration of the Independence of Brazil and a recognition of South Florida’s cultural diversity. Over one hundred and fifty guests came to the Boca Raton Downtown Library to join this celebration and experience a little bit of Brazilian music and culture. The audience was delighted by the carefully selected repertoire of classic Bossa-Nova and Brazilian Jazz performed by this acclaimed vocal group composed of female voices and the response was truly inspiring.

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GIST Awareness Event

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Brazilian Voices performed on July 13, 2014 at the GIST Cancer Awareness Event – University of Miami
Life Science and Technology Park. Thank you Sara Rothschild for all your efforts and Dr. Pasquale Benedetto for your special appearance at our performance!!!

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Brazilian Voices – Arts & Healing singers supporting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in bringing attention to this disease and raising awareness by educating friends, family and joining this call to action – GIST Awareness Day!

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Rhythm

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May 10, 2014 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

Once again Brazilian Voices energized the Amaturo Theater at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts on the eve of Mother’s day with another delightful concert. Rhythm was charged with music, dance, and humor.
This sold out concert took place a few days after Brazilian Voices received its 10th International Press Award for Best Brazilian Musical Group in the United States.
Choreographer, actor, and dancer Pablo Malco opened the show with a captivating solo performance, inviting the audience to reflect upon rhythm. Although the selected repertoire had a rich mix of different Afro-Brazilian music, “the concert was truly inspired by the broad concept of rhythm, from biological frequencies such as heartbeat and breathing patterns, to music, dance, rhythms of nature and urban life, and beyond the definition of musical genres and beats”, according to Sue Scaglione, the concert’s artistic director.
Thirty singers from the all-female vocal group, some performing for their first time, were joined by the vibrant band, conducted by Maestro Jorge L. Sosa, along with the percussionists from Samba RJ.
The concert featured performances by Fábio Barros and dancers from Cia do Axé, who delivered impeccable choreographies, including an energetic Maracatú. Capoeira performers led by Professor Pica-Pau and Berimbau players from the LuandAngola center were also among the guest artists.
This energy-packed, one-of-a-kind concert captivated the audience with exhilarating Brazilian music by Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Daniela Mercury, Maria Gandú, Lenine, Milton Nascimento, Marisa Monte, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil, among others. The program had a unique rendition of Alicia Key’s hit of Girl on Fire complemented by a solo dance performance by Andréa Araújo that educed a standing ovation.

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Bossa Nova at the Courtyard

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Brazilian Voices brought to the public of Miami the repertoire of Bossa Nova in a live harmonic vocal music feature. “Bossa Nova at the Courtyard” is part of the Arts & Healing Program of Brazilian Voices in which the vocalists perform monthly at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for staff, caregivers and patients at their bedside. Free to the general public, Brazilian Voices shared the best of Brazilian music in appreciation for the opportunity to serve Miami’s community.

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From Brazil to the World

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On Monday, December 9th, 2013, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Brazilian Voices delivered its latest edition of the educational program From Brazil to the World. This interactive event about Brazilian culture, music, rhythms and dance was made possible through Brazilian Voices partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the support of Professional Dancers Andréa and Fábio Barros, Percussionists from Samba RJ and students and instructors performers from Mangueira Capoeira. The program was presented in two one hour performances to a full house of enthusiastic Broward School students who interacted with performers showing true interest and appreciation.

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Joy of Brazil

Another show was brought to life by a remarkably versatile group of women performing and expressing the Joy of Brazil. The show took the audience through energetic rhythms of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Pop and Forro with a combination of beats of “batucada.” These voices, along with a talented band, performed original arrangements interpreting Marisa Monte, Djavan, Luiz Gonzaga, Jorge Benjor, Vinicius de Moraes and many others.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

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Lounge Brazil

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Brazilian Voices brought to the stage a new show with a new theme. Featuring the renowned Jorge Sosa band, Nestor Torres and 40 female voices mixed with soothing lounge grooves. With its original music arrangements, the group explored Brazilian and American pop music, from Bossa Nova to Samba in an elegant, relaxing and upbeat atmosphere. This was a one-time, sold-out concert completely embraced by a vibrant audience that sang along and cheered through every song. A true masterpiece!

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Joy of Bossa Nova

Latest Performances from the Arts & Healing Team

Joy of Bossa Nova

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Courtyard
Friday, March 22 at 10:30 AM


Brazilian Voices brought to the public of Miami the repertoire of Bossa Nova in a live harmonic vocal music feature. “Joy of Bossa Nova” is part of the Arts & Healing Program of Brazilian Voices in which the vocalists perform monthly at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for staff, caregivers and patients at their bedside. Free to the general public, Brazilian Voices shared the best of Brazilian music in appreciation for the opportunity to serve Miami’s community.

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Friday, April 12 at 9:00 PM

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