|Bossa Flor has reached another milestone with the launch of a non-profit association (ASBL) to support artistic creation. The sextet's repertoire remains deeply marked by Brazilian music and its multicultural space of shares that is dear to the musicians of the group. The great standards of Bossa Nova and Samba are still present in the choice of music interpreted. 2017 will reinforce the turning leaf initiated two years ago toward a bridge between Francophony and Brazil and new original compositions will be proposed, representative of this multicultural bridge.|
|The program is sponsored by the Afiliatys Association which is warmly acknowledged|
|Based on many years experience of organizing multicultural concerts since 2011, the ASBL Bossa Flor opens its 2016-2017 concert season on the theme of the relationship between Brazilian music and Francophony in the form of adaptations of Brazilian songs in French, as close as possible to the original texts of selected music and poems which make the richness of Bossa Nova (especially harmonies of Antonio Carlos Jobim and texts of Vinícius de Moraes). The programme will also include French songs adapted in Brazilian rhythms (Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião etc.) some of which will be translated in Portuguese.|
The heart of the programming will beat to the rhythm of concerts in Brussels, at the Petit Théâtre Mercelis and at the Bouche à Oreille (BAO), which are described in the attached pages. Bossa Flor will participate in other events over the year, depending on the mood, wishes and opportunities. We will keep you informed of our agenda ..... We hope you to see you again at the Mercelis or BAO, or at a concert close to your place, who knows? Alongside concerts, Bossa Flor will support events such as exhibitions based on requests of artists members of our association.
The concerts are sponsored by the Afiliatys association and have a charity vocation. Their profits will hence be donated to the Cancer Support Group. The events will be filmed with professional equipment to produce a DVD with a selection of songs performed at concerts. Finally Newsletters will be produced to inform members of the association.
Bossa Flor is also involved in the adventure of recording a CD which should be released in the course of 2017. Finally, the Group strives to keep the memory of the sources of Bossa Nova, and a book is being written with the goal of publishing by the end of 2017.