Brazil Festival of Italy

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Brazil Festival of Italy is a festival born in Bologna, Italy, in 2002 as a tribute to Italians for their contribution to Brazilian culture. Designed by the Associazione Culturale MAMBO, in 2003 it was officially recognized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture and the Brazilian Consulate General in Milan.


In its first 11 years the event has presented hundreds of artists performing in about 250 concerts of Airto Moreira, Arthur Maia, Chico César, Trio Madeira Irio de Paula, Renato Borghetti, Rosa Emilia Machado Dias, Dudu Tucci, Azymuth, Quarteto Maogani, Barbara Casini, Julinho Martins, Daniella Firpo, Patricia de Assis, Marcio Rangel, Afroeira, Nelson Machado, Ivete Souza, Dudu Tucci, Marivaldo Paim, Luisa Cottifogli, Nene Ribeiro, Zeduardo Martins, Rogerio Tavares, Kal dos Santos and many others.

In addition to music, the festival has offered 9 exhibitions, 6 film reviews, 14 debates, 18 study courses and internships and 8 appointments[clarification needed] with Brazilian cuisine. The festival has involved over 30 local areas, 8 municipalities and 50,000 spectators.[1]


  1. ^ "11 Festival Brasiliano". Festival Brasiliano (in Italilan). Bologna Italia Brasil. Retrieved May 15, 2009. 

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