Notre Dame to celebrate Brazil Week Oct. 2-5

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will celebrate Brazil Week with a series of events Oct. 2 to 5 (Monday to Thursday), all of which are free and open to the public.

Part of a cultural exchange between Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, Brazil Week will showcase the music, films and food of the Brazilian culture.

All events, except Wednesday’s, will be held on campus. They are:

Monday — “Favela Rising,” a documentary about a man who emerged from the slums of Rio de Janeiro to eventually lead the Afro-reggae cultural movement, will be shown at 7:30p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. Irene Rizzini, visiting chair in the study of Brazilian culture, will introduce the film.

Tuesday — Bate papo (Brazilian social hour), featuring choral ensemble ContraCantos and jazz band Arabiando, both from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, will be held at 6p.m. in the great hall of the Hesburgh Center.

*Wednesday * — ContraCantos and Arabiando will perform at 7p.m. at John Adams High School in South Bend.

Thursday — ContraCantos and Arabiando will perform at 7p.m. in Washington Hall.

First celebrated at Notre Dame in 2000, Brazil Week is co-sponsored by the University’s Kellogg Institute, Institute for Latino Studies, Program in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, and International Student Services and Activities.

Contact: Kelly Roberts, Kellogg Institute, 574-631-9184,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla and Kelly Roberts at on September 21, 2006.