Will Brazil excel in front of home crowd?

Posted in // English, news 09 July 2016

by Nop Duys, translated to English by Marijn Moltzer

Will Brazil excel in front of home crowd?

Brazil won just three medals at the 1920 Olympics in Belgium. (It did not help that some of the athletes' equipment had been stolen en route to the Games!) Much has changed since that time. Today, Brazil is an Olympic star player, at least in Latin American terms. The country has won gold in several different disciplines at the last few Games. Strangely enough, it has never managed to come first place in football. Could that finally happen this year?

From the favela to Amersfoort and Amsterdam

Posted in // English, culture 22 June 2016

Interview with Brazilian street art artist Angelo Campos via La Chispa

From the favela to Amersfoort and Amsterdam

At the end of May the exhibition Soft Power. Arte Brasil showing modern Brazilian art was opened in Amersfoort. One of the artists is Angelo Campos originating from the favela Vila Cruzeiro in Rio de Janeiro. He will be in the Netherlands for a month, where he will be doing different kinds of projects and workshops. La Chispa talked to him about art, favelas and politics.

Translated to English by Nora den Ouden

Political Crisis in Brazil: Roundtable and Public Debate

Posted in // English, news 19 May 2016

by Marijn Moltzer

Political Crisis in Brazil: Roundtable and Public Debate

On Thursday 12 May 2016 the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) at the University of Amsterdam organised a roundtable and public debate together with De Balie in Amsterdam.
That was just one day after the Brazilian Senate had voted on starting the impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, which
 lead to her immediate suspension. This was yet another crucial step in the gathering storm of political crisis Rousseff has been facing since her narrow re-election in October 2014. The once applauded Brazilian success story of growth, social reform, and political participation appears to have come to an end.
This moment was chosen by CEDLA to have three academic scholars share their views on the current political crisis in Brazil with the present audience. Among them our translator and editor Marijn Moltzer who wrote this comprehensive report.

Videos of the games played during the recording of the CD Movimento Novo launched

Posted in // English, capoeira 10 March 2016

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Videos of the games played during the recording of the CD Movimento Novo launched

After the successful crowdfunding campaign last September of the Capoeira CD Movimento Novo the initiators are coming to the end of the realisation of this project.
It includes the weekly release of a total of 10 videos covering the Capoeira games that were played simultaneously with the recording of the songs.

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