Brazil’s bicentennial celebrations reach a crescendo this June 7

Bicentennial Concert in Brasilia is a tribute to Dom Pedro, Emperatriz Leopoldina, and their “immortal love” for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ancient sounds of a bagpipe will pierce the air at Auditório Eber Vasconcelos in Brasilia this June 7, evoking the first musical instrument played in Brazil at the instant of discovery. It is a time-stopping moment in "Terra de Santa Cruz," an original creation by historian and composer Malcolm Forrest celebrating the bicentennial of Brazil.

It is part of a carefully prepared, thoughtfully shaped, and history-laden Concerto do Bicentenario organized by Forest, representing the important multi-dimensional story of Brazil in a unifying and uncommon collection of the wonders through time and . . .

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