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Brazil is in the grips of a presidential election, marked by unusual uncertainties. A string of unprecedented corruption scandals, trials, and convictions have entangled nearly all the political parties as well as the highest levels of government. It has created an electorate that is resentful, angry, and fed up with the political class. The anti-establishment view is widespread. Many are turning away from politics and the polls. A security/safety crisis deepens the sense of loss and disenfranchisement and encourages extremists.
Meanwhile, the recovery from the recession has faltered and now stalled. Perhaps it is just a temporary downturn following the recent transportation strike, but GDP growth forecasts have been lowered to 1-1.5%, far from the 3-4% optimistically projected at the start of the year. There has been considerable progress in fiscal adjustment, but public debt has grown from 51.5% of GDP in 2013 to 74% today, and could soon reach 100% unless the fiscal program begun by the current administration is maintained by the next President.
For all his unpopularity, personal and political mistakes, President Temer has been served by an exceptional economic team. He supported and maneuvered through Congress some of the fundamental reforms needed to address the fiscal risks and improve the competitiveness of the Brazilian economy. None of this is in the campaign agenda. The reforms are ill understood, maligned by powerful interest groups, and held with contempt by several of the leading contenders, who appear willing to sacrifice the economy in pursuit of electoral victory.
Join us for our traditional mid-year outlook for a measured and forward-looking discussion of the prospects for the economy, the elections and the future of Brazil.
Speakers José Guilherme Almeida dos Reis, Executive Director-Brazil and Suriname,Inter-American Development Bank Christopher Garman, Managing Director, The Americas, Eurasia Group Alberto Ramos, Managing Director and Chief-Economist, LATAM,Goldman Sachs Drausio Giacomelli, Head of EM Research, Deutsche Bank Securities Claudia Ribeiro de Castro, Director & Senior Analyst, EM, Oppenheimer Funds
An essential figure of Brazilian culture throughout the last 50 years, the author, playwright, and composer of an extraordinary compilation of songs, Chico Buarque engages in a dialogue with his own recollections in this film by Miguel Faria Jr. Chico’s search for his German brother, whom he never got to meet (his father had a son in Berlin before getting married to Chico's mother), serves as one of the axis for the narrative and helps put the artist’s trajectory into perspective. “It is an artist revisiting his own past from a mature point of view,” summarizes Faria Jr.
Jorge Mário da Silva was born in 1970 in Belford Roxo in Rio de Janeiro, and soon knew that he wanted to be a musician. He went through several jobs since he was 10 years old, was a frequenter of dances and samba wheels in Rio and started singing early in the evening. He left home at age 19 and was a homeless for a few years, where he made his first contact with the theater. Discovered by clarinetist Paulo Moura, he auditioned for a musical and since then his life has completely changed.
Seu Jorge (nickname given by friend and drummer Marcelo Yuka) achieved his first professional achievement as a musician in 1998: member of the band Farofa Carioca, released the album Moro in Brazil in Portugal, Japan and Brazil. In 2001 he released the first solo album Samba Esporte Fino, produced by Mário Caldato and Seu Jorge, mixed and mastered in Los Angeles. The following year he composed with Ed Motta the song "Has space in the Van" and also realized the project of samba of high party called Caatinga of Swing, with presentations in a nightclub in the zone south of Rio and Skol Rio.
During the carnival of 2006 he recorded a documentary for the BBC of London, whose theme was his life, aired on the South Bank Show program, and then shown in Brazil, the United States and Europe. In April, she opened the shows of the singer, Cesaria Évora, in New York, Boston and Washington, and in May Seu Jorge received Gilles Petterson and CNN in his house for the recording of a program broadcast all over the world. Between June and July, he toured the USA and Canada, performing 21 shows in 29 days, including the closing of the Miami Film Festival; Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester; Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco; Coastal Jazz Festival in Vancouver; Summerstage Festival in Central Park, New York; Montreal Jazz Festival; Quebec City Summer Festival, among others, with acclaim from the American public and media, which gave him extra energy to stretch the tour throughout the UK and Portugal.
In 2011 he released the album Músicas para Churrasco Vol. 1, and on November 20 of the same year, on the national day of the black conscience, he recorded the DVD with public success. The launch came 1 year later, on the same date. Seu Jorge defines himself as a popular singer and composer, who likes many musical genres, but whose foundation is samba: Samba is our truth, our particularity, our gold medal, our bulwark, our Brazilian standard.
Roberta Sá presented in association with Brasil Summerfest Joe's Pub August 7
Roberta Sá is a multi-Latin Grammy nominated Brazilian singer acclaimed by fans and critics as one of the best Brazilian singers of her generation performing traditional Brazilian rhythms with a soft contemporary touch. In the past 12 years, Roberta released a total of seven CDs and two DVD and sold around 450.000 copies. She released her debut album "Braseiro" in 2014 featuring collaborations with Brazilian legends Ney Matogrosso, MPB-4 and Pedro Luis. Roberta describes this starting point of her career as “a love declaration to Brazilian music. It's an album of emotional musical memories. My professional training began there through the contact with fabulous musicians and artists”.
In 2008 she was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for New Artist of the Year and Best Brazilian Popular Music Album with her second album “Que Belo Estranho Dia Pra Se Ter Alegria”. The album sold more than 50,000 copies and won two awards from the APCA prize (Paulista Association of Arts Critics) for Best Singer and Best Album. She performed at Rock in Rio Festival in 2013 and 2015. In 2015 Roberta released her last studio recording album ‘Delirio’ with guests as legendary Brazilian artist Chico Buarque, Martinho da Vila, the Portuguese singer Antonio Zambujo. The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy that year. In 2016 Roberta performed sold out shows in Madrid, England, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Paris. The same year she performed at the closing Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games at the legendary Maracanã Stadium, singing a classic hit from Carmen Miranda in front of the all world.
In 2018, Roberta Sá will release a new album composed and recorded in partnership with Gilberto Gil.
Atrium 360° “A true original” (Sputnik Music) out of Brazil's flourishing experimental music scene, singer-songwriter Negro Leo uses free jazz, funk, noise, Brazilian popular music, tropicalia, and no wave as the building blocks of a colorful and surreal musical universe.
Presented by Blue Note August 10-11 @ 12:30 AM Blue Note
Brazilian composer, singer and producer. He was born March 17, 1975 in São Paulo. Son of Jair Rodrigues and brother of Luciana Mello, he was part of the beloved Brazilian kids group A Turma Do Balão Mágico
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