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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Bossa Nova at the Courtyard

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Sylvester Cancer Center
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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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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Alegria!

 

A performance highlighting the beats, music, sounds, joy, celebration, and enthusiasm of Brazilian music with rhythms ranging from melodic and sizzling Bossa Nova to the vibrant and cheerful samba.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Brazilian Voices geared up for a dynamic performance at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

This astonishing show was brought to life by a remarkably versatile group of women with a special appearance of the Brazilian Voices Kids. Tuning in concepts across boundaries and decades, the show took the audience through an energetic and uncountable bubbly bliss with rhythms of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Axe, Samba, Pop and Forro with the combination of capoeira dance & beats of “batucada”. These voices along with a talented band performed original arrangements interpreting Tom Jobim, Luiz Gonzaga, Marisa Monte, Sergio Mendes and Gilberto Gil among others.

The nine-time Brazilian International Press Award winner brought a mix of unique vibrancy, colorful excitement, and upbeat atmosphere with tons of Alegria! This concert was under the artistic direction of Sue Scaglione.

The thrill of 60 voices were accompanied by Jorge L. Sosa, Paulo Carvalho, Claudio Silva among other great musicians.

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Beyond Bossa

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A performance highlighting the extraordinary beat, musicality, and poetry of Brazilian music with a fusion of vibrant rhythms presented in a fresh, new, and unexpected way.

Beyond_Bossa_Concert-64This astounding show came to life by a remarkable group of 40 singers who delivered another dynamic performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM. Tuning in ideas across boundaries and decades, the show took the audience through a journey beyond the long-established Brazilian rhythms of Bossa Nova, Samba, and Pop. The performance was highlighted with the participation of members of South Florida Taiko Dojo ensemble, flamenco dancers from Angeles Gitanos, and the special appearance of the renowned composer, arranger, and award winning pianist Antonio Adolfo. These voices along with a talented band performed original arrangements interpreting Djavan, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Marisa Monte and Caetano Veloso among others.

The nine-time Brazilian International Press Award winner brought a mix of unique, tender, modern-contemporary, passionate, and poetic performance with powerful Brazilian rhythms and melodies. This concert was under the artistic direction of Sue Scaglione.

The thrill of 40 breathtaking voices was accompanied by Jorge L. Sosa, Cesar Santana, Claudio Silva, Goetz Kujack, and Gil Cardoso.

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2012 Arts & Healing Highlights

Brazilian Voices’ Arts & Healing volunteer singers visit hospitals, medical centers, support groups, and institutions hosting the elderly to bring relief, joy, hope, and peace to patients, caregivers, and to the healthcare staff with whom they work collaboratively. In addition to the regularly scheduled on-site performances and special concerts, the Brazilian Voices’ Arts & Healing team conducts workshops to explore the healing nature of music, study the soothing properties of Bossa Nova, and further develop the vocal skills of the singers.
Brazilian Voices has repeatedly experienced what empirical research has suggested: Music has the power of healing. Singers share their passion for Brazilian music with patients and caregivers during these interventions, which have become an integral part of the monthly agenda of institutions such as the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Covenant Village Care of Plantation, and the Memorial Hospital Miramar.

About the Arts & Healing Program

“I just find the work that you are doing of such tremendous value to the world, and if we can change our scientific culture about the value of music then I would be glad to have been a small part in your efforts.”
Eugene Ahn MD – Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center | Miami VA Medical Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Brazilian Voices treated patients to a special performance in the CTU and Inpatient Unit at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC on Friday, March 16, 2012. Sylvester is part of UHealth, University of Miami Health System.
Observations of this visit by a team member:
“Our visit to Sylvester Cancer Center was a beautiful and surprising experience. The hospital staff welcomed Brazilian Voices very generously, allowing us to touch so many patients and their companions with our voices for a brief but meaningful period of time. I was surprised to find such a warm environment, considering the difficult task that Cancer treatment imposes on patients and staff, and I felt as if we were singing at a family gathering instead of a hospital.
Patients were also very receptive, and they expressed their gratitude in various ways, allowing our music to take them places we can only imagine. I keep having flashbacks of some moments of our visit and I would like to share just a few of them with you:

  • Nurses on their way to attend to their patients, carrying medication bags and “swaying” down the corridors to the bossa nova beat while others hummed to the tunes from her posts.
  • Doctors observing their patients’ reaction with great enthusiasm.
  • A Patient who followed us trough a corridor in a pretend “carnaval runway”.
  • A very emotional hospital staff requesting a song for one of their patients.
  • A patient who invited us to come inside his room and said he was so privileged to have us sing for him that day that it made him very happy (he should know the privilege is all ours).
  • The highlight of the day happened when a patient wanted to sing for us, celebrating his grandson’s birthday. He did so with energy and passion that was completely unexpected and delightful.
  • Observing the profound changes of expression in certain patients who were reluctant at first and the tranquility and joy that the music seemed to bring them.

There seems to be such a strong and sincere connection between patients and staff that I consider myself very privileged to associate in some form with this amazing healing team. I am very grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to our next visit.”

Maestro João Carlos Martins with Brazilian Voices Art & Healing

The Arts & Healing Program had the privilege of sharing one of its scheduled visits to Memorial Hospital Miramar with renowned Maestro João Carlos Martins and violinist Lucas Farias on September 22/2011.Accompanied by the young violinist, the Maestro delighted the audience by playing Ave Maria on the Piano at the hospital lobby.The duo also performed at various sectors of the hospital, offering to patients, their companions, doctors,
nurses and hospital staff, the enchantment of music and the power each note has in the soul’s health. Those were special moments of indescribable beauty.

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Celebrating Women – Ten Years of Brazilian Voices

Fort Lauderdale – Brazilian Voices delivered an amazing performance celebrating its 10-year anniversary at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 18, at 8:00 PM. The vocal group gathered 50 voices, and took the audience on an exciting journey through a wide range of musical styles and a sweep of Brazilian and American hits. From James Brown and Queen to Tim Maia, Rita Lee, and Lady Gaga, the audience had a hard time sitting still.

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The nine-time Brazilian International Press Award winner brought a unique celebration of womanhood through intensely passionate Brazilian rhythms and melodies.

The show started with the unveiling of a remarkable young talent, singer and songwriter Davina Leone. The thrill of 50 wonderful voices followed with the accompaniment of George Tandy Party Band.

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BV Performances and Concerts – 2006 through 2010

One Voice

Fort Lauderdale – Brazilian Voices, the seven-time Brazilian Press Award winner vocal group and non-profit organization, brought One-Voice Concert to the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center For the Performing Arts on Friday, November 19th at 8:30 PM. Another unique concept and performance with 50 singers, the group brought to the stage a combination of the best of Brazilian popular and classic music, as well its own songs never released before.

Tom Jobim and Villa-Lobos compositons, among others, blended with 50 voices in skillful and always original vocal arrangements. Special participation of Wendy Reynolds, Birgit Fioravante and Heather Coltman from Duelling Divas®, who performed the Bachianas #5 of Villa-Lobos, O Fortuna from Carmina Burana among others. Mike Orta, Claudio Silva and Paulo Carvalho accompanied the group on the best of Brazilian music, as well on the group’s own compositions which were presented for the first time. This concert brought a feminine and romantic theme especially for this one-time performance.

The group also released a new CD, titled ‘One-Voice’ with most of the songs performed during the Concert.

AfroBrazil

09/08/08, Fort Lauderdale – After so many sold-out concerts, the five-time Brazilian International Press Award winner was back with a vibrant show. AfroBrazil came to the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November, 1st at 8:30 p.m.

AfroBrazil presented the rich and unique musical rhythms that were born long ago when the liveliness of Brazilian music fused with the African heritage of playing drums. Two continents, separated millions of years ago, were reunited on stage in the voices of almost 50 singers that delivered a spectacular medley of genres like, Maracatu, Samba, and Reggae from famous interpreters like Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Bob Marley, Lenine, among others. Percussion beats echoed the intense and powerful energy of two cultures that thrive in music and passion.

Featuring as a special guest was the locally acclaimed Jazz musician, composer and producer George Tandy, and his talented band. George is an incredible jazz and adult contemporary piano player, and has the best and strongest Party Dance Bands in South Florida, with special appearance of Jamaican singer Shari MacDonnough. Another special guest was Diogo Brown from Brazil, an amazing bass player, songwriter and producer from Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. His outstanding work has been previously showcased with Brazilian Voices previous SAMBA Concert at the Amaturo Theater.

Brazilian Voices Unplugged

07/10/07 – Due to the enormous success of the two sold out concerts last year in the city of Sunrise, FL, the Five-time International Press Award Winner, Brazilian Voices performs for the second time at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre on Saturday, August 18 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The smooth voices of 48 women that have been performing since 2001, delight the audience with their new acoustic performance.

From Gilberto Gil to Djavan to Tribalistas, songs like “Carnavalia”, “Como Uma Onda no Mar” and “Ovelha Negra” are added to their repertoire to also attract a younger crowd, accomplishing one of their missions, which is to promote social integration by reaching audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

With three released albums “Brazilian Voices”, “Brazilian Voices Holiday Celebration,” and “Brazilian Voices and Friends Live” – dedicated to the American Cancer Society, this award winning group dazzle the spectators with their captivating energy and unique interpretation of Brazilian contemporary pop music.

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03/02/07 – After two sold out concerts last year in Sunrise, Florida, Brazilian Voices, four times Brazilian International Press Award winner, is back with a second, vibrant and energizing show!

The vocal group that has been performing since 2001, consisting of talented females with diverse artistic backgrounds including Broadway, television and theatre, perform at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on March 16, 2007!

The night features special guests from Brazil and USA. The Peruvian-Brazilian Adriana Mezzadri, with her sound-like-flute delicate voice gives the audience a breezy experience like never before. George Tandy and Band, one of the strongest party dance bands in South Florida are also part of the celebration. The very famous Erick Paredes makes the most creative mixes with funk and samba-jazz style. And the extremely talented musicians Mike Orta, Don Wilner, and Paulo Carvalho complement this incredible fusion of sounds and rhythms.

The astonishing voices delight the audience with their unique interpretation of Jazz, Samba and Bossa Nova. Songs like “Garota de Ipanema”, “Não deixe o Samba Morrer” and “Aquarela do Brasil” are part of their repertoire.

The show is under the artistic direction of Paola Callahan (Jade), whom with her unique and contemporary vision of integrating arts and music also bring to the stage Carmen Gusmão, who demonstrates her passion through a live painting. Brushes move and colors mix to the live sounds on stage, bringing to life a masterpiece of cultural integration without boundaries.

Brazilian Voices launches their live CD, “Brazilian Voices and Friends Live ”, from their first show, and part of the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.

Brazilian Voices in Europe

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In February of 2006, Brazilian Voices attended this invitation for the first time as part of the Tour of Cultural Interchanges. In that occasion, accompanied by renowned musicians Ramatis and RosiMax, offered concerts in Lope the Vega Theater in Madrid and L’auditori Theater in Barcelona.

12/13/06 – Transcending barriers of language, nationalities and now oceans, Brazilian Voices offered its third concert in Spain on December 2nd 2006. L’auditori theater in Barcelona, with capacity for 1200 people, was the perfect setting to receive the new repertoire that Brazilian Voices prepared for this show, accompanied by the international talents of Don Wilner, Bass player and by Pianist, composer, Grammy winner Pedro Ferreira.

“Tis the Season to be Jolly” with Brazilian Voices

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11/21/06 – It was in NYC, during the perfomance at Joe’s PUB, on Friday, November 17th, 2006, that Brazilian Voices launched the second CD, “Brazilian Voices Holiday Celebration” with excelent response. “What a bright time, it’s the right time, to rock the night away….” it was a perfect combination to release it in the wintry atmosphere of the Big Apple.

For the first time presenting in New York City on the same stage that once belonged to thousands of artists from Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Marisa Monte to Bebel Gilberto, the public was blown away with the cheerful and light sounds of the 3 times Award winners. They took the audience into a journey of discovery of Brazil, through its diverse regions and musical styles as they pay homage to the lives of the most influential native composers in the history of Brazilian Music.

The CD features songs in English, Spanish and Portuguese, including “Jingle Bells Rock”, “White Christmas”, “Ave Maria”, “No Novo Tempo”, “Feliz Navidad” and much more, incuding the participation of Brazilian Voices kids. It can be purchased online at www.brazilianbooks.com.

The non-profit organization is ready to be part of many corporate Christmas events taking places in December.

 

 

Brazilian Voices in NY

11/03/06 – Brazilian Voices, four times Brazilian International Press Award winner is a vocal group that has been performing since 2001, consisting of talented females with diverse artistic backgrounds including Broadway, television and theatre. Melodies from Tom Jobim to James Taylor are part of the presentation of the beautiful distinct voices of the girls. A landmark has created in the heart and soul of the passionate for music as the largest Brazilian group ever created in the United States, promoting social integration by reaching audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Brazilian Voices will perform at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, which in only 8 years quickly became one of New York City’s most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. The Pub has hosted thousands of artists from Alicia Keys to Norah Jones to Bebel Gilberto, and much more.

Brazilian Voices will delight the audiences with an unique interpretation of Jazz Samba and Bossa Nova accompanied by the talented musicians Mike Orta on the piano and Don Wilner on the acoustic bass.

 

 

Brazilian Voices & Friends in Concert

09/09/06 – “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together”, said Woodrow Wilson. With this intent Brazilian Voices brings the most amazing musicians in South Florida to present with excellence a friendship celebration.

The concert takes place at Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL 33351, (954) 747-4646 on Saturday, September 9th at 5pm and 8pm.

The Brazilian Voices & Friends concert donated all proceeds to The American Cancer Society.

Our special guests and friends will cherish great songs that will delight your soul. Adriana Mezzadri, Candi Tandy, Carolina Shorter, Celi Bee, Don Wilner, George Tandy, Goetz Kujak, Jeannette Romeo, Maguinha Machado, Maluh De Felice, Mike Orta, Nadia Nardini, Paulo Carvalho and Vocal Tam will be sharing the stage with Brazilian Voices to perform Bossa Nova, Samba and other rhythms that no one should miss.

Brazilian Voices has frequently performed at the Broward Center for the performing Arts in breathtaking performances with the Japanese group Fushu Daiko. Brazilian Voices also performs in concerts, festivals, dinners, and political event openings.

Brazilian International Press Award

05/27/06 – On Saturday, May 27 2006, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8PM, Brazilian Voices will be receiving the third consecutive Brazilian International Press Award for its outstanding Brazilian Artist’s CD representing a female vocal group with duo and trio performances in the US, expanding Brazilian music and culture through their phenomenal voices.

 

Brazilian Voices has achieved these Award Winning categories with excellence, and amazing work over the past 5 years. The Brazilian International Press Award is an honor to Brazilian Voices since the group is composed also by immigrant female singers that represent millions of immigrants in the United States working hard to conquer their dreams in music and arts.

Wherever precious voices sing renowned composers’ songs such as those of Alcione, Ivan Lins, Ana Carolina, Tom Jobim, Vinicius, Ary Barroso, Baden Powell, and others, they are sure to warm the crowd’s heart and soul.

Joy! Joy is what the vocal female group expresses on stage in every performance. The public can’t help but feel moved, enchanted by a spellbound performance of world rhythms, rhythms that move you, whether you are sitting or standing.

To our fans, and those who have not yet become our fans but voted for us, we applaud you for taking us to the stage once more to receive with honor our 3rd Award.

Love life, Love music, Love Brazilian Voices.

 

Exploring Brazil Through Music

05/17/06- Exploring Brazil through music is an outstanding seminar promoted by Brazilian Voices that takes every participant in a music journey of discovery through different Brazilian regions and their interesting musical styles.

The seminar takes place at Southwest Regional Library:16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 (954) 538-9996 on Sunday, May 21st. from 2 to 4 pm.

Through slide show presentations, live performances of Brazilian Voices, and motivated speakers the public will learn in an interactive and interesting way where Bossa Nova and Samba started, and the fathers of such rhythms.

Brazilian Voices is a female vocal group, three times award winner of The Brazilian Press Awards, composed of about fifty females who have been expanding Brazilian music in the United States, Brazil, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, singing famous composers of Brazilian music as Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Badden Powell, Ivan Lins, Alcione and others.

Brazilian Voices has frequently performed at the Broward Center for the Performing Artsin breathtaking performances with the Japanese group Fushu Daiko. The group also performs in concerts, festivals, dinners, and political event openings.

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