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Minas, Heart of Brazil - an evening of Mineiro culture, from the art of the Viola to popular traditions, song and literature.

Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Culture, Other, Performance/Concert
04/02/2017 (17:00-21:30)
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An evening of film, readings, art, music, and culture in celebration of Minas Gerais.  

17.00-17.45: Brasilianas - short films about Mineiro rural life and folklore by documentary-maker Humberto Mauro:  Work Songs, Morning in the Fields, São João del-Rei, The Ox-Cart

17.45-18.15: stories by João Guimarães Rosa - readings by David Treece and Laura Arantes

18.15-19.00: “Whose traditions?  The religious and the profane in the Folia de Reis and Chula of São João da Chapada, Minas Gerais” - illustrated lecture by Frances Goodingham, doctoral researcher, King’s College London

19.00-19.30: Nossa Voz vocal group performs songs from Minas Gerais

19.30-21.30: Art of the Brazilian Viola - lecture and performance by João Araújo, Director of "Viola Urbana Produções”


Refreshments will be served

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