The Centro Cultural Brasil-USA (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU)
The Centro Cultural Brasil-USA (Brazil-Cultural Center/CCBU) is a non-prfit 501.c.3, member based organization founded in 1997. It's mission is to disseminate Brazilian culture and strengthen the ties between Florida and Brazil.
CCBU offers Portuguese language classes and Brazilian cultural events: music, dance, films, lectures.
CCBU is located at 300 Aragon Avenue, Suite 250. Coral Gables, FL 33134
It is summertime, and we are busy at CCBU, developing the research and production of the exhibition “Miami Mix: How Brazil Became Part of Miami”, to be presented at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, from September 5 to 15. We also organized two awareness and fund raiser events: a breakfast at the home of Marine Fonteyne, and a happy hour at the Brazilian contemporary furniture showroom OVOO, hosted by Marta Micheli.
This multi media exhibition celebrates the Brazilian cultural contributions in the Miami urban space: in architecture, urban planning, urban arts and immaterial presence (music, culinary, language). As we developed the research, we discovered amazing stories about the Burle Marx project for Biscayne Boulevard, about the blue and white façade by Francisco Brennand at the Bacardi Building, about the saga of the Carybé murals at Miami International Airport, and other urban icons. We feel that, by sharing these projects and stories through Miami Mix, we’ll be contributing to build a stronger Miami community.
Explore the Brazilian contributions to Miami's urban space and culture at the MIAMI MIX exhibition - at Miami Center for Architecture & Design - Sept. 5-15.
Historian Dr. Paul George talks about the importance of the exhibit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JecrlzWzVfQ
In order to raise funds for MIAMI MIX, we created a crowdfunding campaign at the FundRazr site. Please donate and be a part of MIAMI MIX.
A Journey Through Brazilian Experiences: Florida - September 2017
Next September, Brazilian presence in Florida will be celebrated with 20 amazing events throughout the whole month. Brazil - A Journey Through Brazilian Experiences will bring together Arts, Architecture, Business, Cinema, Dance, Education, Fashion, Gastronomy, History, Literature, Music, Sports, Photography, Theater and Tourism to underscore the Brazilian influence.
The events will take place in six different cities: Miami, Miami Beach, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Orlando. The idea is to integrate several actions to promote Brazil’s culture, business and the Portuguese language showcasing to Floridians and the international community in the Sunshine State a portrait of our country.http://miami.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/events_list.xml
With 300.000 people, the Brazilian community is one of the most active communities in Florida, relevant and contributing in a very positive way to Florida development. Miami and Orlando are also one of the most favorites international destinations for Brazilian citizens. Per year, more than 1,5 million Brazilians spend vacation in Florida. Moreover, Florida is the biggest trading partner with Brazil in the US and a main destination of Brazilian foreign investments.
The Consulate-General of Brazil in Miami is coordinating the events with support from eminent leaders and influential entities from the local Brazilian community.
Let's Design a Sidewalk!
A Family / Children Program.
From an urban planning perspective children will create a mosaic for a downtown sidewalk. They will choose a piece of a big blue print to compose with foam square tiles forms and color the sidewalk mosaic. Each piece will represent a portion of the sidewalk and streets. In the end of the activity they will put all works together to create the finished product. Children will be allowed to take their works home. The event is coordinated and presented by Brazilian Artist Silvana Soriano and is part of the programming of the “MIAMI MIX: How Brazil became part of Miami” presented by the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA (CCBU)