Vamos Brasil! 2-daagse
The whole building
Brazil is hot! The economy is booming, the music scene is exploding, football is thriving, and the new world and the classical roots mix better than the caipirinha. Brazil is a challenge: expanding cities, exploited rainforests, a growing middle class, and huge differences between rich and poor. In short, a society embroiled in an exciting process of change.
'Vamos Brasil!' is an invitation to zoom in, to focus your image more precisely, to address the myths. The deconstruction of a samba girl, the soul of football, the bustling life in the favelas, the sentiment of the bossa nova. 'Encontro' is the motto of Europalia Brazil, as well as of this two-day event. Musicians from Brazil will set up projects with bands from here. DeSingel will be transformed into a Brazilian party palace for body and mind. Writers, musicians, economists, journalists and anthropologists will form the mainstay of two nights of debates and concerts, lectures and performances. A dialogue on development, history and poetry.

Tom Ze is a living legend. In his work avant-garde, dada, roots and a cheerful passion for handicraft flourish to the rhythms of samba and bossa. For forty years he has been a thorn in the flesh, a tireless artist and unstoppable critic.
DAAU v. Fernando Sardo & GEM is an 'Encontro' cooked up in the deSingel Music Studio.
Chico Correa is artist-in-residence. His specialty: diabolical DJ sets in a combination with live musicians. He has created several new projects for 'Vamos Brasil!'.

Ricardo Domeneck is a poet, VJ, DJ, artist and editor of a leading Brazilian poetry magazine.
Lirinha is a musician and poet in addition to reciting for 'Literatura Cordel'.
MV Bill is a rapper with powerful and socially engaged lyrics.
Arnaldo Antunes is a poet and legendary singer in Brazil.
Paulo Lins is the author of 'Cidade de Deus'.
Lourenço Mutarelli is a writer and cartoonist.
David Reybrouck has shifted his activities from Congo to Brazil for the occasion and will be writing a piece for the event.

Choreographer Maria Clara Villa Lobos has a history with Villanella. She creates work that is an ingenious blend of art and kitsch, with playful angles and a very personal approach to movement material.
Luanda Casella is a writer and actress, and prefers to combine her two disciplines to the accompaniment of music.
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Press reviews
110511 De Nachten stoppen ermee
Er komt geen zestiende editie van het cross-overfestival De Nachten in Antwerpen. De Singel en Villanella broeden wel al op een vervolg.
De Standaard 11 mei 2011 - Geert Van der Speeten

110622 Hier komen de Brazilianen!
De Morgen 22 juni 2011 - Lode Delputte

111014 Diversiteit maakt Brazilië (kleur)rijk
Gazet van Antwerpen 14 oktober 2011 - Frank Heirman

111024 De Nachten komt even terug met Vamos Brasil
deSingel en Villanella gaan de tropische tour op met "Vamos Brasil". Een bruisend Braziliaanse tweedaagse met muziek, spoken word, rappende deejaydichters en performende striptekenaars.

111102 Een staaltje Brazilië in november met Vamos Brasil
Cutting Edge 2 november 2011 - Katrien Schuermans

111102 Braziliaanse nachten in deSingel 2 november 2011

111101 Brussel goes Brazil
Genieten 1 november 2011

111104 'Vamos Brasil' tovert deSingel om in sambatent
De Morgen 4 november 2011 - Lander Deweer

111104 Brazilië, de clichés voorbij
Gazet van Antwerpen 4 november 2011 - Ilse Dewever

111029 Vamos Brasil
De Tijd 29 oktober 2011

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