Saturday, 9 October 2010, 5.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

This production is an adaptation of the classic Brazilian show Pobre Menina Rica and features twelve songs composed by two of the founders of the Bossa Nova movement, Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes. The show was first staged in 1963 and reflects the contradictions of Brazil at the time, a period that is seen as Brazil’s ‘Golden Years’. It is performed and sung in English, whilst maintaining its Brazilian charm with interferences in Portuguese.

The performance will be preceded by talks.

Programme

5.00pm – 6.00pm ‘Bossa Nova: The Emperor’s New Clothes’, Dr Aquiles Alencar-Brayner (British Library)

6.00pm – 7.00pm ‘Suspended Time and Utopia in Bossa Nova’, Professor David Treece (King’s College, London)

7.00pm – 7.30pm Interval

7.30pm – 8.15pm Poor Little Rich Girl

Written by Vinicius de Moraes

Songs by Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes

Directed by Franko Figueiredo

Musical director: Gui Tavares

Performers: Maria O’Connell (voice) Rogerio Correa (voice) Gui Tavares (voice and guitar) Uira Cairo (percussion)

8.15pm – 9.00pm Drinks reception

This event is free and open to all

Please click on Vinicius poster to download a copy

Categories: 2011

ubhbar002

Associate Tutor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

2011

International Conference: Carmen Martín Gaite 10 years on: revisiting her textual and visual legacy

10-11 December 2010, IGRS, Stewart House, 2nd floor, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN Co-organizers: Dr Maria-José Blanco and Dr Jessamy Harvey with the collaboration of Dr Mercedes Carbayo-Abengózar CILAVS and the Centre for the Read more…

2011

International Symposium: Order’s other histories: revisiting South America

Thursday, 25 November 2010 10am-3pm: Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR 3pm-5pm: The Studio, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG Focusing on South Read more…

2011

Seminar: Culture and the Cuban Revolution by Aida Bahr

Saturday, 11 September 2010, 3pm, Room B36, Birkbeck, London WC1E 7HX Aida Bahr is a prize-winning writer of fiction, a literary critic and screenwriter from Cuba. She has been the director of the prestigious Oriente Read more…