Upcoming events

The Sound of The 40’s – From Brazil to Europe


29 May, 6:30pm – 9pm
Embassy of Brazil


Honouring the current great exhibition at the embassy “The Art of Diplomacy”, on the 29th of May the Anglo Brazilian Society will be hosting “The Sound of the 40s – From Brazil to Europe.

The night will start with a fascinating talk by Albert Elduque, who will give an explanation about this period and its musical connection between Brazil and Britain and what was musically happening in Brazil – especially in Rio – followed by a special performance on voice, guitar and keyboards by Earl Okin. The night will be filled with history, memorable music from the 40’s (sung in English), nibbles and wine, so you just cannot miss it!

Albert Elduque

 Albert Elduque is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Brazilian Cinema at the University of Reading, attached to the AHRC-FAPESP funded project, ‘Towards an Intermedial History of Brazilian Cinema: Exploring Intermediality as a Historiographic Method’. He is currently studying the relations between music and film in contemporary Brazilian biopics and documentaries. He is a coeditor of the journal Cinema Comparat/ive Cinema, edited by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). To find out more about Albert Elduque click here. 



Earl Okin

Singer-songwriter, musician and comedian Earl Okin has been entertaining audiences worldwide with his unique brand of music and wit for almost five decades now. His repertoire of quirky humour, combined with first-rate playing of modern jazz and Bossa Nova compositions (the latter sung in faultless Portuguese which he learnt from several spells staying in Brazil) mark him out as a unique talent. This is a brilliant, gentle, gig from one of the most versatile British performers around.

Having recently performed at the 606 Club in London and Teatro Accademico, Italy, Earl is going to make us smile, laugh and whisper.

This is the most important information you will need to know about the event:

  • Albert Elduque will give a talk about the Brazilian music in the 40’s;
  • Earl Okin will perform the most memorable songs of that era;
  • You can make the contribution of £10 here.
  • Wine, refreshments and nibbles will be served.

We hope to see you there!




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The Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War


In 1944 the Royal Academy staged the largest & first ever exhibition of Brazilian art in the UK, where 168 Brazilian modernist paintings were sold as a symbolic and monetary gesture in aid of the WWII war effort.www.theartofdiplomacy.com

See 24 of these ground-breaking Modernist paintings reunited for the first time since 1944 in an exhibition, telling the story of an extraordinary collaboration between the UK and Brazil.

Including paintings by some of Brazil’s most renowned figures of modernism including Candido Portinari, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Lasar Segall, Milton Dacosta and Roberto Burle-Marx.

The UK lenders to the exhibition include Tate, the Hepworth Wakefield, Ferens Art Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery. Among the 24 works discovered …

The Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War is curated by Adrian Locke, Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Hayle Gadelha, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Brazil in London. It takes place at Sala Brasil, the gallery of the Embassy, as part of its programme of historic and contemporary exhibitions.

6 April to 22 June 2018
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Free admittance

Sala Brasil Arts Centre,
Embassy of Brazil,
16 Cockspur Street,
London SW1Y 5BL

Find out more: www.theartofdiplomacy.com