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31 March 2015

“Picasso e a Modernidade Espanhola”

imagesPablo Ruiz y Picasso or simply  Pablo Picasso , was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker,ceramicist,stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the  proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and  Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian air forces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil (1)

Picasso together with Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics.

Picasso was an extraordinary artistic talent whose most important working periods were the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), AnalyticCubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919).

Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life (  25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

In June, Rio de Janeiro and the cariocas will be blessed with the show Picasso and the Spanish modernity.

images (1)The exhibition that brings together works of Pablo Picasso and  other spanish artists  will feature works of 37 authors and focuses on Picasso’s contribution to the Spanish and international art scene and the influence he had on his contemporaries.

Some of Picasso’s works that will be available for visitation are: Cabeza de Mujer (1910), Busto y Paleta (1932), Retrato de Dora Maar (1939), El Pintor e la Modelo (1963) e Mujer Sentada Apoyada Sobre los Codos (1939). These pieces belong to the collection of the National Museum Center of Art Reina Sofía in Madrid, capital of Spain.

In Rio de Janeiro the exhibition, which will have free admission, will be on display in CCBB- Rio from  June 24th up to  September 7th.

Do not miss it!



19 March 2015

“Adios Tour”

image001 (1)If you are a lover of Buena Vista Social Club, the players of sons, guajiras, danzones, boleros, cha cha cha and rumbas, this is the time to say goodbye to them.

After 16 years thrilling audiences around the world, Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra prepares to say goodbye, on a world tour. The Orchestra is the natural evolution of the original group that launched the famous sales record “Buena Vista Social Club” 1997 and won a Grammy. Ongoing training including several of the original artists who participated in the historic recording of Ry Cooder’s film. The orchestra will be under the musical direction of Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos (bandleader and trombonist), and the son’s Cuban diva Omara Portuondo  (voice), Guajiro Mirabal conductor (trumpet) and the virtuous Barbarito Torres.

The orchestra will be on Vivo Rio’s stage on May 15th, 2015 at 10 pm to present their farewell (1)

On stage will be some of the musicians who, over the years, have joined the project, as the veteran maestro Papi Oviedo, prodigy pianist Rolando Luna, a great rhythmic selection composed by Pedro Pablo (bass), Andrés Coayo (congas), Filiberto Sánchez (timbals) and Alberto ‘La Noche’ (bongos), a set of trumpets of   three musicians led by the high notes specialist  Luis Allemany and the celebrated sonero Carlos Calunga, in addition to voice, percussion and charisma of Idania Valdez.

Their sound will take all the atmosphere. Will be breathtaking!







CONNECTIONS 2015 – 37th Jewish conference in Latin America

16 March 2015

“Simcha, Soul and Solidarity”.

Opening (27)The World Union for Progressive Judaism, founded in London in 1926, is the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist Movements, serving 1,176 congregations with 1.8 million members in 49 countries. The World Union strengthens Jewish life in Israel and worldwide by establishing and supporting modern, pluralistic congregations and institutions, developing Jewish communal and youth leadership and advancing social justice.

From May 13th up to May 16th, Latin America is holding for the first time  The World Union’s biennial international conference – Connection 2015.Opening (2)

The event is unique. Full of spirit, learning, sharing and fun, where Reform, Progressive, and Liberal Jews from around the world come to   connect with each other and help shape the future of their Movements.

“Simcha, Soul and Solidarity” will be the theme of the 37th conference. CONNECTIONS 2015 is essentially a celebration, a Simcha, of who the jewishs are:their differences, their similarities, what they stand for and why. The conference offers a wide range of opportunities to nourish the soul: learning, spirituality and various forms of observance that reflect the diversity of their different Progressive communities. By bringing their worldwide family of Progressive Jewish communities together, CONNECTIONS 2015 will also convey a powerful message of solidarity.  Withtheir deep belief in the concept of Peoplehood, the conference will also enable them to reiterate and reaffirm their strong, eternal support for Israel. And by holding CONNECTIONS 2015 in Latin America for the first time, this region will have the opportunity to showcase its thriving communities.

CONNECTIONS 2015  will offer  workshop, panel discussions, Rio city tours, study, entertainment  and the most uplifting and universal Shabbat celebration .

If you are interested you may go to  –  –  for further details,  program and itinerary updates.




12 March 2015

Rio – primeiras poses

download (5)To celebrate the 450th anniversary of our city, Instituto Moreira Sales is hosting since February 28th up to December 31st,   a photo exposition of Rio de Janeiro during our monarchy and the first decades of the republic (1840-1930).
In total the public will be able to see 450 picutres showing 9 decades of  photos from great brazilian photographer, anonymous photographers and amateurs. The focus stays on the Second Reign of D. Pedro II and the first four decades of the Republic.
Photos from Abraham-Lois Buvelot, Victor, Frond, Augusto Stahl, Marc Ferres, Joaquim Insley Pacheco and many others will be organized in six different  environments in chronological order with 250 original photographs on the walls and windows and three sets of images in multimedia structures.images (1)
The first nucleus is  dated 1840 and will show the first photographic processes carried out in Rio de Janeiro where studio portraits predominated.

Two rooms are devoted to the period from the 1850s to the 1890s and shows a cityscape with a structured architecture in the colonial period and developed with greater intensity after the arrival of the Portuguese royal family in 1808. In the  other environments, the exposition  presents images showing the changes and urban reforms promoted in the early twentieth century, particularly during the Pereira Passos administration (1902-1906), with the construction of Central Avenue, the inauguration of Beira Mar Avenue toward the Glory, Catete, Flamengo and Botafogo and the improvement works the port of Rio de Janeiro and the Mangue channel. During the period of the opening of of Central Avenue and later removal of the Castle hill, the photographer Augusto Malta, incorporates in his images both the city and its population radical transformation.

download (1)The main core of the exhibition will show the passage of the nineteenth century to the twentieth century, with photos of Marc Ferrez, unique among photographers to cross the two centuries.

The photos on display show the major technological advances of the period, such as urban transport and public lighting, the automobile, the beginning of  aviation.

The change in the relationship of people with their own photographic image will also be present with portraits of  personalities of city life, such  as d. Pedro II, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Pixinguinha, Machado de Assis, Pereira Passos, Ernesto Nazareth, among others.

The exhibition goes on until the decade of 1930 when begins the period of modernity, industrialization and urbanization which anticipates the growth of the city towards the South zone and the beaches, which preceded the expansion towards the West zone – Barra da Tijuca, Jacarepagua and Santa Cruz. Images of Copacabana and Ipanema, between 1900 and 1930 reveal the first moves towards the construction of a new culture in the city associated with the ocean beaches, which both mark the life of the residents of Rio during the twentieth century.

Instituto Moreira Sales is located at: Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476, Gávea
Phone: (21) 3284-7400/ (21) 3206-2500

Visitation: 28th February up  to 31st December 2015.

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 08pm

Free admission










2 March 2015


download (1)Édith Piaf   was born in 19th  December 1915 . She was a French cabaret singer who became widely regarded as France’s national diva, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars. Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty being of  chanson and ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow.

Among her songs are “La vie en rose”, “Non, je ne regrette rien”, “Hymme à lámour”, “Millord”, “l’Accordéoniste” , “Padam … Padam …” and many others very well known by her dedicated (5)

To celebrate her 100th anniversary, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro on March 14th and 15th,  will host and exiting international co production with magnificent interpreting and the magic voice of Anne Carrere.

The show is inspired by the  film , Piaf! the show, winning of the La Mome prize,  and great success worldwide. It is settled  in Paris 1950 in a journey through the streets of Montmartre and the Olympia, under the best climate La Vie en Rose. The show tells the incredible story of  life and musical career of the  unforgettable diva.









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