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Tania Maria Trio
28 - 29 November 2014
Ronnie Scotts, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4HT
Tania Maria (piano/vocals), Marc Bertaux (bass), Hubert Colau (drums). A Grammy nominated Brazilian born singer and pianist, famous for her rhythmic piano playing and unison scat, Tania Maria has over two dozen albums to her name and has performed all over the world. She has established herself as a highly renowned jazz singer as well as a hugely influential proponent of Brazilian music.
Brazil: inclusive sustainable development?
1 December | 6.30-8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Marcelo Neri, Brazilian Minister for Strategic Affairs, will talk about the growth of social welfare in Brazil during the last twenty years, and its determinants. How have growth and distribution of incomes evolved in Brazil? What has been the role played by various public policies (such as income transfers, housing, technical education etc)? How have different groups (organized by gender, race, region etc) performed? Is Brazil becoming a middle class country? What about the middle income trap with respect to other BRICS countries? How sustainable are the observed changes? What is the new agenda on social policies in the country for the next 10 years?
Metá Metá - Brazilian Afro-punk
1 December | 8pm
Café Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
Over a squalling mass of improvised guitar and sax, a twisted, almost broken female vocal cries out to Exu, the gatekeeper of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé. This is the 'Afro-punk' sound of Metá Metá - vocalist Juçara Marçal, saxophonist Thiago França and guitarist Kiko Dinucci – a trio of São Paulo's most sought after musicians, struggling to survive the 21st century sonic schizophrenia of their home city.
Clélia Iruzun & Coull Quartet: Piano & Strings Recital
11 December | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil, Sala Brasil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL
The Embassy of Brazil warmly invites you to an exclusive evening of classical music, with performances by distinguished London-based Brazilian pianist Clélia Iruzun and the internationally acclaimed Coull Quartet. At this recital, they will play music by celebrated Brazilian composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), romantic 19th Century works by Henrique Oswald (1852-1931) and Alberto Nepomuceno (1864-1920) as well as the spectacular Grand Fantasy on the Brazilian National Anthem for solo piano by the American Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869).