SEPT 18, 2021

Saturday  3:00 PM

(two different programs)

SEPT 19, 2021

 Sunday  3:00 PM

(two different programs)

BMF’s First International MPB Festival (Brazilian Popular Music), entitled “Bossa Nova & Beyond” includes the participation of professional musicians from different parts of the world and consists of a selection of over 20 Brazilian composers and over 40 hits from Bossa Nova to MPB.

The idea of the Festival is to promote Brazilian Popular Music around the world. The title “Bossa Nova & Beyond” alludes to the changes in Brazilian Music from Bossa Nova to MPB ( a new away to play and perform Brazilian Pop Music)

MPB is a music genre that emerged in Brazil in the mid-1960s, in the city of Rio de Janeiro with the second generation of bossa nova. It is a trend of post-bossa nova urban popular music that revisits typical Brazilian styles such as samba, samba-canção, baião and other Brazilian regional music.

Brazilian music festivals, held annually from 1965 to 1969 which were broadcast on television, exposed and promoted artists of this new genre. Artists such as Elis Regina, Elizete Cardoso, Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben Jor, among others, participated in these festivals.



 “The Future of Our Children” Program

BMF’s First International MPB Festival will be presented online to benefit Associação Arebeldia Cultural, a non-profit organization founded in 2015 in Alto Vera Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. 


About the institution:

Osc Arebeldia Cultural has been headquartered in the Alto Vera Cruz community since 2015. Its objective is to encourage empowerment through education and professional training of young people living on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte; through art, generate opportunities for access, socialization and professionalization by channeling the rebellion of adolescents and young people towards human development through art and culture.


Funds received will help a project being developed in Brazil by Arebeldia Cultural, a non profit organization, located in the city of Belo Horizonte/MG. The project will establish the first Youth Orchestra in Minas Gerais.

Open to the public, with suggestions for donations. 

Donation in the US

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

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

Click the link below to donate!


Doações no Brasil

Associação Arebeldia Cultural

Banco Itaú
Agência : 0781
C/c : 02665-3

Produced by:

Brazilian Music Foundation

Madalena Sousa: Founder/President/CEO

Vanessa Falabella: MPB Artistic Director

Supporters: Bossa Magazine and Asuos Productions