In February 2006, Brazilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil is slated to return to UC Berkeley at the invitation of the Center for Latin American Studies. Gil is expected to further explore the possibility of designating the Bay Area as a "Point of Culture."
Brazilian culture, that is. Why not? Today the sounds of Brazil are a vibrant part of the nightclub mosaic of San Francisco...
While the scene for Brazilian music is not as big as it is for salsa, it holds its own. Over the last half of the 20th century, it has integrated into our artistic fabric and kept growing. Now, thanks to a rich migration of Brazilian artists, this region is seen as a leader deserving of Point of Culture status. Gil has designated 260 in Brazil, with Paris the only international location officially announced so far.
Monday, August 22, 2005
This article in today's San Francisco Chronicle's Pink section talks about the rich Brazilian music scene in the bay area. It lists bay area clubs that support the music, local musicians and upcoming concerts.