Monday, August 29, 2011

The Brazilian Influence

Influence on South Florida's Art & Culture Scene

The contribution of Brazilian culture to South Florida goes beyond “Carnaval”. Although famous for extravagant costumes and rhythmic samba, the Brazilian heritage contributes much, much more. So, it comes as no surprise that as one of the largest melting pots in the country, South Florida is home to a wealth of Brazilian creative talent enhancing the landscape of our arts community. 

Performances by the Rhythm Foundation, Brazilian Voices, Brazz Dance Theater, Gil Santos Samba GroupBrazarte Dance Company and others enrich our everyday culture. In the world of art we enjoy Romero Britto, photographer Cesar Barroso, painters such as Naza, Marcos Marin and Isabel Gouveia, to name a few. In film, Inffinito”s Brazilian Film Festival provides the largest window for Brazilian cinema worldwide. In design, turning pieces of furniture into artistic elements of style are Claudio Faria from Ornare and Paulo Bacchi of Artefacto. AND, just as hot as the carnaval costumes, so is the trend of the festive and sumptuous “Rodizio” style Brazilian restaurants we enjoy.

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