The Brazilian Music Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2024 and has prepared a wonderful concert of Brazilian rhythms and styles which will be presented on May 9th, 2024 at the National Opera Center America.

We have done a lot!

We will continue to present the best of Brazilian music and also help children in Brazil through our program “The Future of Our Children”.


Our music is our story!

Within it, we find musical textures, like Lundu, Maxixe, Choro, Samba, Bossa Nova, MPB, and many countless rhythms and musical genres. 

Brazil’s musical mix is the result of our ethnic and cultural mix. For example, the lundu was adapted by the curumins from the religious songs of the Jesuits, while the chorinho evolved from the mixture of European music brought by the Portuguese court and the street festivals enlivened by the atabaques of African slaves. This fruitful mixture germinated in our imagination, creating a fusion between popular and classical elements.

The communion of ethnic miscegenation with the creative imagination gave rise to our national character and its captivating musicality. The broad and deep links between the history of Brazilian music and its social and cultural elements are demonstrated in this concert.


The concert showcases the richness and variety of Brazilian Rhythms. We will travel together through the history of Brazilian musical styles; showing the diversity of pitches, tones, sounds, and musical colors. The story will be brought to life by a select group of virtuoso musicians.

The chosen repertoire will represent the diversity of sounds from each era and the work of several musicians who are part of Brazilian music history.

From lundu to MPB, we will present some musical hits by artists like; Chiquinha Gonzaga, Ernesto Nazareth, Villa Lobos, Francisco Mignone, Donga, Ary Barroso, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim,  Zequinha de Abreu,  Nelson Cavaquinho, João  Gilberto, Luiz Gonzaga, and more…

From Classical sounds to profound popular lyrics, you will be delighted to hear some famous songs that have touched the lives of so many people around the world! We hope you will be moved by the wonderful sounds of Brazilian Music!


Max Barros: classical piano
Evangelos Spanos: classical piano
Octávio Deluchi: classical guitar
Carlos Almeida: vocal & guitar
Mariana Bravo: vocal
Gil Oliveira: drums & percussion
Hugo Sambone: trombone & accordion
Miho Nobuzane: piano and keyboard
Esequias Ferreira: clarinet

Ana Fernandez: vocal (special guest)



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The Brazilian Music Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization,

Donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.



We believe that music can improve the quality of life of individuals and their families, which promotes a happier and healthier society. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits, but most importantly, it can bring joy to you and everyone around you. 

The Future of Our Children” supports organizations that remove children from the streets and teach music, thus creating an opportunity for a better life.

These organizations create musical programs that will enable a child to feel like an asset to their respective community. 

Click here to learn more!

Produced by 

Brazilian Music Foundation

Madalena Sousa: Founder/President/CEO

Max Barros: Vice-President/Artistic Director/Classical

Vanessa Falabella: Artistic Director/MPB

Cristine Larson: Secretary/English Editor


Ushers: Aparecida Teixeira, Anna Solzs, &  Olga Flores.
Photographer: Vandyke Williams.
Videographers: Pi Chang & Cai Lee.


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