60 Access Program Students Visit U.S. Embassy Brasília for Intensive Session

On July 18, 2018, 60 recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program visited U.S. Embassy Brasília for an afternoon-long Intensive Session. Students from Taguatinga, DF participated in this event, one of many occurring during the month of July throughout Brazil - in Salvador, BA; Recife, PE; Franca, SP; Belém, PA; and Uberlândia and Belo Horizonte, ...
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Earth Day contest at the U.S. Embassy recognizes student artwork

Students from the art classes at the American School of Brasilia (EAB) and the School of Nations (EDN) participated in an Earth Day art contest organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Green Team, as an initiative to promote greater awareness of the importance of recycling to protect the oceans and environment.
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U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo launches photo contest and gives iPad as prize

The U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo launches a photo contest “What do you like the most about the United States?” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The two winning photos will be published as cover pages for the Consulate’s page on Facebook, and the authors of the photos will each win as a ...
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US Library of Congress makes digital collection of Brazilian chapbooks available

Researchers and fans of Brazilian chapbooks have another option to get information about this popular genre of Brazilian culture online. Since February 2017, the US Library of Congress, through its office in Rio de Janeiro, has provided a digital collection on the subject - the Brazil Cordel Literature Web Archive.
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Olympic and Paralympic “Design & Utopia of the Games” Exhibit Accessible to All

Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 2016 – On August 9, Consul General James Story participated in the opening of Olympic and Paralympic Exhibit, “Design & Utopia of the Games,” at the Sebrae Reference Center for Brazilian Craft (Centro Sebrae de Referência do Artesanato Brasileiro – CRAB).  The cultural production company M’Baraká created the exhibit featuring Olympic and Paralympic design items from ...
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Brazilian Première of Feature Documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Takes Place in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2016 – U.S. filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and Hollywood star Blair Underwood visited Rio de Janeiro between June 27 and 30, 2016, to participate in the Brazilian première of the film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.  Directed by Draper and narrated by Underwood – also executive producer of the film –, Olympic ...
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Consulate Promotes American Film Showcase in Recife

Independent U.S. film directors Lacy Schwartz and Ramona Diaz visited Recife on the first stop of the Mission’s American Film Showcase (AFS) Program. During two days in Recife, the filmmakers screened  their documentaries and talked to students about movie industry. Lacey’s film Little White Lie, an autobiographical account of her own path to discovering her ...
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US Consulate Sao Paulo Commemorates Black History Month

The U.S. Consulate of São Paulo celebrated Black History Month on February 25-26 with two special commemorative events. On Thursday, February 25th the Consul General provided opening remarks for a Consulate wide event highlighting the origins of Black History Month in America and the contributions of African-Americans to society. The event took the theme further ...
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Break of Reality Performs Sold-Out Concerts in Rio de Janeiro

New York-based Rock/classical fusion band Break of Reality (Patrick Laird, Meta Weiss and Andrew Janss – celli; Ivan Trevino – percussion) performed sold-out concerts in Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), led by U.S. conductor Lee Mills.  On August 11, the quartet played a mix of American and Brazilian music accompanied by ...
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American Musical Legacy Project: US Conductor and Violinist Perform in Porto Alegre

In a partnership between the U.S. Consulate General of São Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS) Institute of Culture, on July 10, 2015, U.S. Conductor Zvonimir Hacko, Director of the Oregon Music Festival and Artistic Director of the Austrian Symphony Orchestra, and violinist Carla Trynchuk, international soloist and Professor ...
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Renowned U.S. Hip Hop Choreographer and Dancer, Bryan Tanaka, at Rio H2K

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro brought a renowned U.S. hip hop choreographer, dancer and dance instructor, Bryan Tanaka, to interact with Brazilian and international dancers at Rio de Janeiro Hip Hop Kemp (Rio H2K), the largest international street dance festival in Brazil.  Bryan Tanaka, who is famous for having choreographed and danced ...
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Brazilian Youth Symphony Orchestra Brings the House Down in Washington and New York

Nearly 100 young musicians from the State of Sao Paulo Youth Symphony Orchestra made their U.S. debut in March, the first time a Brazilian orchestra has ever performed in Washington.  Ambassador Ayalde was there to welcome them at their first stop at DC’s Kennedy Center, as part of theIberian Suite: global arts remix festival.  Two ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Culinary Exchange in Brazil

R.J. Cooper award-winning chef shares North American cuisine at events in Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro From April 17-28, the United States Diplomatic Mission in Brazil is sponsoring the visit of U.S. celebrity chef R.J. Cooper  to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, to share his award-winning interpretation of North ...
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International Experts Discuss the Influence of Immigration in Museums

The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo Public Affairs Officer Rakesh Surampudi spoke at the opening ceremony of the “International Seminar: Museum, Migration and Identities,” which took place March 26-28 at the Museum of Immigration . The initiative was organized by the Immigration Museum in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo, with support from the British ...
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American Violinist Gives Free Recital in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife scheduled a series of activities in the capital of Pernambuco state with the American violinist Francesca Anderegg. The musician gave a free concert accompanied by Recife’s Orquestra Criança Cidadã (OCC) at the Luiz Mendonça Theatre in Dona Lindu Park, a recital at Oficina Brennand, and shared even more experiences with the young OCC ...
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Opening Remarks from Rakesh Surampudi on the International Conference on Immigration Museums

International Conference on Immigration Museums 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 Good morning. Thank you for that warm introduction.  I’m so happy to welcome you to this conference.  This event and the photography exhibit that opens here tomorrow represent the strong relationship between Ellis Island and the Sao Paulo Immigration Museum – a project that ...
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New Photo Exhibit Dramatically Visualizes Shared Immigration History

Today, the United States and Brazil represent the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, but we also share a common immigration heritage.  Both countries welcomed millions of immigrants from around the world at the turn of the 20th century; and both Ellis Island in New York and the Hospedaria dos Imigrantes (Immigrants’ House) in ...
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U.S. Violist Jennifer Stumm Wows Audiences and Students at the 33rd Curitiba Music Workshop

American violist Jennifer Stumm, known internationally as one of the most innovative solo artists of her generation, performed and taught at the 33rd Curitiba Music Workshop, through the support of the United States Consulate in Sao Paulo. Teaching viola to music students from all over Brazil and Latin America January 9-15, Stumm also performed before ...
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U.S. Consulate, Souza Lima, and Berklee Offer an Intensive Music Course for Public School Students in Sao Paulo

The Consulate General of the United States of America in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the Souza Lima Music Academy and the renowned Berklee School of Music collaborated on the third intensive jazz improvisation course “Berklee on the Road,” or BOR, November 19-22 in Sao Paulo. Berklee music professors worked with Souza Lima professors to ...
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American Conductor Presents Spirituals in Sao Paulo and Curitiba

To celebrate Black Awareness Day and the 40th anniversary of the Curitiba Camerata Antigua, the United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo brought to Brazil American singer, pianist, composer and conductor Diane White-Clayton, known as Dr. Dee, who introduced African American spirituals to audiences and musicians in Sao Paulo and Curitiba. Dr. Dee’s first stop ...
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American Designer Participates in Black Fair 2014 with Support from the US Consulate

The 2014 edition of Feira Preta, the largest Afro-Brazilian culture fair in Brazil, took place December 2-7 in São Paulo, drawing over 18,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors including artists, civil society organizations and entrepreneurs, among others.  The U.S. Consulate supported the December 3 seminar on production in the creative industry at the Social Service ...
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Project Uniting Afro Descendent Students from Brazil, U.S. Wins Human Rights Award

“A Journey through the African Diaspora,” a project that brought together public school students of African descent in the United States and Brazil to  examine questions of race and identity, has been recognized by the Municipality of Sao Paulo for promoting a culture of human rights in municipal schools, receiving a second place award from ...
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