WNYC: “The Global Salon: Cities in Brazil” – An Evening of Conversation and Performance

On December 9, “The Global Salon: Cities in Brazil” will examine the country’s astounding transformation in economic prosperity and global infrastructure. Among the featured panelists is Lubin’s Claudia Green, who has made 18 trips to Brazil in the past 11 years, initiating projects in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and Rio de Janeiro.

The Global Salon: Cities in Brazil

In collaboration with PEN World Voices Festival

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Tickets: $20.00

The Global Salon: Brazil will examine the country’s astounding transformation in economic prosperity and global infrastructure navigated by New York Public Radio Host Eddie Robinson.

The evening includes Conversation and Performance with:

Larry Rohter, Award-winning journalist; New York Times Culture Reporter; former Newsweek correspondent and New York Times bureau chief for the Rio de Janeiro office; author of “Brazil on the Rise”

Helio Alves, Pianist and composer Helio Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Oscar Castro-Neves and Gato Barbieri, to name but a few. And now, with more than 40 recordings as a sideman – and two at the helm of his own ensembles – this incomparable musician is quite deservedly earning respect as a leader too.

Claudia G. Green, Executive Director/Associate Professor, Center for Global Business Programs at Pace University, Lubin School of Business; organizer of “Rio Green Map” initiative on sustainable development in preparation for Rio+20, World Cup 2014, and Olympics 2016; leader of  ‘Amigos Digitais,’ a non-profit that links students in the favellas of Rio with students in the Lower East Side of NYC for cultural and educational exchange

Béco Dranoff, Award-winning music/film producer — Red Hot + Rio; the documentary, “Beyond Ipanema;” and Brazilian radio show, Sonoridade

Nilson Matta, considered one of the greatest bass players in the world and since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first call of many of the top US musicians. Nilson studied bass at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with Sandrino Santoro, Brazil’s premier classical bass player. Since his arrival in New York 1985 he has become the first call of many of the top US musicians. His mastery of the instrument and unique sound have earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s most sought after players. Throughout his career, Matta has been the “go to” bassist for numerous top musicians from around the globe.

Lidia Santos, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she received a B.A. in Literatures of Portuguese Language from the University of Rio de Janeiro –UFRJ. Her Ph.D in Spanish American Literature was received from the University of São Paulo –USP. Before arriving at the Graduate Center, Prof. Santos taught at Yale University and at the Federal Fluminense University –UFF, in Brazil.

Venue: A new destination for artists and audiences, The Greene Space was created for live performances, signature WNYC radio shows and video webcasts — with concerts, audio theatre, political and cultural discussions, visual arts, public radio events and more.  It is located on the ground floor of WNYC’s new home at 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street).

Comunidade News/O Jornal da Comunidade de Brasileiros nos Estados Unidos: “Evento na Pace University discute oportunidades no Brasil”

Dr. Claudia Green, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management (pictured in green jacket at podium), has led over 250 Pace students and faculty on 10 field studies to Brazil since 2000. She spearheaded the Pace “Brazil Day 2011” event as a prelude to her 11th study abroad trip to the largest country in South America.

According to Dr. Green, as reported by Comunidade News, highlights of the Spring Break ’11 study abroad trip will include:

“Este ano, os grupos se encontram com o diretor internacional de marketing da Petrobrás, conhecem uma famosa designer de jóias e um projeto comunitário em uma favela carioca.”

Extended Translation: “This year, the group of Pace students will meet with Izeusse Braga, international director of marketing for Petrobrás {Brazilian energy giant}, as well as Carlos Sobral, a Rio-based global designer of sustainable jewelry and the Rio ‘s Director of Planning for the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016. In addition, the students will participate in several community-based projects in Paraty, Ilha Grande and in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.”

“BRAZIL DAY 2011”  was celebrated on Pace’s NYC Campus on February 4, and its stellar guest speakers caught the attention of Comunidade News, a weekly publication which covers (in Portuguese) Brazilian news from around the country.