Brazilians and Americans Have Date with Brazil’s Culture This April, in Florida

    Brazilian journalist and public relation professional Carlos Borges

    Brazilian journalist and public relation professional Carlos Borges The first International Congress of Culture and Communication in 2006 opened a new page in the story of Brazilian communicators who live and work outside of Brazil. It took that first initiative and the Congress is already the number one event, much expected by Brazilians in the US and abroad.

    This year, the Congress will be at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 13 and 14.

    The event, this time around, will focus on the Brazilian cultural production that travels overseas, in music, cinema, literature, tourism, arts, events and the press, cultural and community institutions, all that promotes Brazilian culture.

    Last year the I Congress brought together surprising 1600 participants to Fort Lauderdale, who took part in 10 panels. For the 2007 version, the coordination is expecting many more people coming from all over the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

    The interest of academic, cultural and entrepreneurial institutions from different areas of the US and other countries grew beyond the most optimistic expectations, bringing a whole new direction to the event.

    The II International Congress of Culture and Communication will be presented by TAM-Brazilian Airlines, Banco do Brasil, Broward Center Cultural Center of Florida, Embraer and Dish Network, with sponsorship from Confiança Van Lines and Inter-Learning Center and Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, and the Ministry of Foreign Relations through the General Consulate of Brazil in Miami.

    Besides the conferences by Brazilian and American experts, there will be exhibitions and meetings, according to Carlos Borges, journalist and event coordinator, who says that "this second event will show a much clearer vision of the stage of the Brazilian cultural production abroad, calling attention not only of Brazilians but of all those Americans who are seriously interested in such themes."

    Borges also stated that four major themes shall be the most important during the event: The Press, Brazilian Music, Brazilian Cinema, Literature & Language, and Tourism.

    You can get all the details at www.midiabrasileira.com.

    Clara Angelica Porto is a Brazilian bilingual journalist living in New York.  She went to school in Brazil and at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Clara is presently working as the English writer for The Brasilians, a monthly newspaper in Manhattan.  Comments welcome at clara.angelica@gmail.com.

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (4)

    • guest

      a culture of criminals
      The only Brazilian culture americans are experiencing in so. florida, ie: ft lauderdale, is, the culture of illegal criminal brazilians with fraudelent, or no documents ie: illegal aliens……

    • conceicao

      Saturday night I will be watching Atletico Paranaense play from a few rows up and then try a little samba-stepping to a Brasilian band at a party my friends are throwing at the stadium afterwards –
      in Texas.

    • JGZ

      Good for Brazilians
      À¢€¦. I donÀ¢€™t think the americans are much interested in thisÀ¢€¦. but some will be good sports and play along with. However, this is a great opportunity for all those Brazilians (many lacking) to get some culture about their own country.

    • guest

      yes indeed Clara !!…Brazilians in the u.s.a. and europe… who are .., mostly …, ILLEGAL ALIENS !!…

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

    In cases where regulations have to be confronted, Brazilians pride themselves on being especially ...

    Brazil and South Korea Build Joint IT Research Center

    The government of South Korea’s Ministry of Information and Communications has signed a memorandum ...

    Petrobras rig on Gulf of Mexico

    Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Off Coast of the US

    Brazilian oil company Petrobras announced the discovery of oil and gas in ultra-deep waters ...

    ATW Magazine’s Aviation Award Goes to Brazil’s Embraer

    Brazilian Embraer’s Executive Vice-President for Engineering and Development, Satoshi Yokota accepted Air Transport World ...

    Latin American Market Bounces Back Led by Brazil

    Latin American markets reversed course and turned broadly positive today, following steep declines yesterday. ...

    Brazil's BRA Transportes Aéreos SA

    Another Airline Bites the Dust in Brazil’s Drawn-Out Air Crisis

    BRA Transportes Aéreos, Brazil's third-largest airline, after TAM and Gol, has suspended operations and ...

    Grading Cardoso

    Although José Serra is acknowledged to have done a good job as health minister ...

    Brazil’s Falling Industrial Production Dampens Market

    Latin American markets followed a similar pattern to yesterday, as Brazil and Mexico slumped, ...

    Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

    As Josimo approaches Augustinópolis he remembers his friends’ repeated warnings. “For God’s sake drive ...

    Sugarcane bagasse in Brazil is used to feed animals in the Northeast

    Brazil Wants to Make Ethanol from Wood and Sugar Cane Residues

    The production of biofuel from cellulose may be attained before estimated by specialists. Embrapa ...