In October 2011 the city of Amsterdam turned their attention to Brazil. The Brazil Festival Amsterdam is a vibrant and exciting introduction to Brazilian culture.
The key word “multicultural” represented not only in dance and classical music, but also the architecture and visual arts.
Lobo was invited to attend the Festival and bring his colors to the city with an exhibition held at the luxurious Mint Hotel.
With the exhibition “Sambadam” which incorporates cultural elements from both countries, Lobo portrayed icons of the two cultures as Pele, Carmen Miranda, Anne Frank (who spent most of his life in Amsterdam), Caipirinha, and the famous bikes of Amsterdam were among them as well.
An online contest was created with the theme “The streets of Amsterdam” and the participant that writes the best phrase would win a unique Lobo’s artwork.
The cultural exchange between the two countries is over ten years old and it has been fulfilling the promises of making smaller the cultural differences. In special, the productions has been outstanding the modern and surprising side of Brazilian culture.
Learn more about the Festival: http://culturalexchange-br.nl/
Brazilian culture is like a huge diamond to be polished. It needs incentives to grow and spread. A festival like this is a great opportunity for us to take the face of Brazil to the world.