Girl from Ipanema is one of the most-widely recognised songs of all time, and City of God is one of the most successful films from the 2000s. All roads lead to Brazil, it seems. But what about Brazilian literature? FlipSide is here to help you find out more.
The event is a branch of FLIP – the world-renowned Brazilian literary festival which takes place every year at a charming coastal town of Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro state. The Snape Maltings arts complex in Snape, Suffolk is home to the UK version of the event. It is part of a string of music, literature and art events that will be held in the historical village over the weekend from October 4th to 6th.
The opening night provides a tribute to the composers Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. The ‘Boys from Ipanema’ concert will be performed by José Miguel Wisnik, Arthur Nestrovski and Paula Morelenbaum (who toured with Jobim when he was still alive).
Literary heavyweights will read from and discuss their work and inspirations in ‘FlipSide Encounters’. The encounter between the British novelist and journalist Will Self and the post-modern Brazilian writer Bernardo Carvalho is one of Saturday’s highlights – a must-see for fans of Brazilian contemporary literature.
‘Brazil Chiaroscuro’ – with Misha Glenny, Patricia Melo and the leading children’s writer Ana Maria Machado – is another event highlight. The encounter will shed some light on Brazilian culture and the large protests that took place earlier this year.
Adriana Calcanhoto, one of Brazil’s most popular singer and songwriters will dazzle audiences with an evening of haunting and poetic songs on Saturday night (October 5th).
Capoeira, typical Brazilian dishes, films and literary translation talks will also feature throughout the event.
Snape Maltings is less than 90 minutes from London by train – you don’t need to cross the ocean in order to learn more about Brazilian literature.
Just visit http://www.flipsidefestival.co.uk.