From Pre-Columbian Cultures to Contemporary Expressions: Resources for Study in the Queens College Libraries
Culling books, periodicals, pamphlets, images, electronic resources, and media available at the Queens College libraries, this exhibition explores the cultural arts of the largest country in South America.
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, open Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 11 PM, Friday 7:30 AM – 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM; check schedule for holidays.Find out more »
The Kupferberg Center and The Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance present: Capoeira Workshop: Brazilian Martial Arts with DanceBrazil. Capoeira is a uniquely Afro-Brazilian blend of martial arts, dance and music dating back to the 16th Century. The workshop will introduce students to basic capoeira movements. Capoeira is a great workout for both mind and body. This workshop is open to the public. Click here to download/view flyerFind out more »
Click here to view/download flyer As part of an on-going series of guest lectures in an undergraduate course taught by Professor Amy Chazkel, Brazilian History and Culture through its Music, visiting scholar Mary Olezkiewicz will discuss the Brazilian dance, Samba. Each of these lectures is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Gianpaolo Baiocchi (New York University) will lead a conversation on the recent wave of public protests in Brazil and how they are related to the limits of representative democracy.Find out more »
Click here to view/download flyer Forró, a popular musical genre from Brazil’s Northeast that is typically associated with traditional life in the countryside and harvest festivals, represents a sertanejo or cowboy culture worlds away from Americans’ stereotypical perceptions of Brazil as a land of soccer, beaches, and samba. Yet today forró has been re-embraced by urban Brazilians, with the result that this intriguing genre is undergoing significant changes. We propose to celebrate that evolution, in light of its longer tradition,…Find out more »
Carmen Miranda, the Golden Age, and Brazilian Music Abroad Click here to view/download flyer As part of an on-going series of guest lectures in an undergraduate course taught by Professor Amy Chazkel, Brazilian History and Culture through its Music, visiting scholar Mary Olezkiewicz will discuss Bananas is my Business: Carmen Miranda, the Golden Age, and Brazilian Music Abroad . Her talk will include a lecture on Brazilian music in the mid-twentieth century as seen through the lens of a transnational scope. Each…Find out more »
A Participatory Ethnography of Soundscapes in a Post-Industrial Context Samuel Araújo, an expert in policy and culture, examines the challenges urban areas face in integrating their youth population in the formal job market. This cohort frequently doesn’t share the values of older generations that were forged under the supremacy of industrial work ethics. These young people often rage against older ideals of edifying musical heritages and identity markers, adopting instead genres like funk, rap and, graffiti. By separating from their…Find out more »
Award-winning photographs of Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia created by noted architectural and fine art photographer Andrew Prokos are set to be exhibited at Banco do Brasil in New York.
The exhibition is on display April 3-25, 2014 at Banco do Brasil, 11 W. 42nd St., New York, NY. The branch is open Monday through Friday 9am – 6pm, and Saturday 10am – 5pm.Find out more »
Featuring contemporary artists working with concepts of politics, war and the human condition inspired by the structure of Os Sertões by the Brazilian author Euclides da Cunha.
Open 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.Find out more »
Click here to view/download flyer As part of an on-going series of guest lectures in an undergraduate course taught by Professor Amy Chazkel, Brazilian History and Culture through its Music, visiting scholar Mary Olezkiewicz will explore the theme of Love, Protest, and Exile: Brazilian Music in the 20th Century . This will include a discussion of Tropicália, the movement in Brazilian popular music in the 1960s and 1970s, featuring a short performance/exhibition with guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan. Each lecture is free and…Find out more »