Expressions of Brazil

A fusion of contemporary Brazilian arts and culture!

July 6– 8, 2012 Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A three-day event showcasing the diversity of Brazilian arts and culture through music, dance, film, gastronomy, workshops and family activities. Highlights include Forró (pronounced “foh-ho”) artist Maria Bonita and The Band and the BRAFFTV Film Series showcasing great Brazilian films selected and curated by award-winning director of photography, Katia Coelho.


July 6th:

6:00pm: BRAFFTV Film Series: Listening the River: A Sound Sculpture by Cildo Meireles


This film follows the work of Cildo Meireles, an artist, while he searches for the sound of the main Brazilian hydro banks and “processed” waters.

7:00pm –11:00pm Brazil: Many Eyes, Different Visions

Visual Arts

A visual arts exhibition showcasing different artists and their diverse styles.

7:00pm –11:00pm Photo Exhibit: Brasilia, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Visual Arts

Ronaldo Silva’s highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers.

7:30pm – 8:30pm Axe Capoeira


Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial art created mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences in the beginning of the 16th century.

8:30pm – 9:30pm Tio Chorinho


Tio Chorinho is a new Toronto ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music in the tradition of the great mandolin master, Jacob do Bandolim.

9:00pm –11:00pm BRAFFTV Film Series: The Oyster and the Wind


A fantasy/mystery film about the disappearance of a lighthouse owner and his daughter.

9:30pm –11:00pm Matuto


Matuto blends high-energy Brazilian percussion, blues-drenched vocals, telecaster twang, accordion acrobatics and folksy fiddle tunes, resulting in an organic, animated new sound.

11:00pm – 2:00am Shake it Up with DJ Fabio Lima and DJ V

Music Dance

Shake it up as DJ Fabio Lima and DJ Vilton spin the hottest rhythms from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo!