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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

Rhythm

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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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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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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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

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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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