Bahia in the spotlight in Lebanon

The Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center headquarters in Beirut will host cultural and culinary activities from the Brazilian state next Tuesday (27).

From the Newsroom

São Paulo – The Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center in Beirut will host culinary activities and songs from the state of Bahia, in Northeast Brazil, next Tuesday (27). The event is part of a bigger program called “Discovering Brazil: Bahia,” which began in the first fortnight of this month in a bid to showcase the state’s culture.

Tuesday at 11 am will see a cooking workshop. Participants will be taught to make Xinxim de Galinha, a kind of chicken stew, with rice, tapioca pudding and sequilho biscuits.

On the same day there’ll be a music performance and an exhibit of drawings from Urban Sketches, a movement of people who get together to draw outdoors. Works by artists from state capital Salvador, including Domingos Linheiro, Alejandra Hernandez Muñoz and Simon Taylor, will be on display. From 7pm to 11pm, activities will focus on cordel literature – cordel is a tradition whereby stories are told in rhyme, through poetry or music –, which originated from folk tales.

On November 14 and 21, The Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center hosted two other Bahia cuisine workshops, covering dishes such as acarajé, vatapá, feijão fradinho, arroz do sertão. Yet another workshop for children and young people dealt with woodcutting.

The Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center is an arm of the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut; it operates under the latter’s culture and education department. The Center offers Portuguese language courses and a host of other Brazilian culture-oriented activities, in an effort to promote Brazilian language and culture among Lebanese and Brazilian people in Lebanon.

Quick facts

Discovering Brazil: Bahia
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center
Mar Mitr Street, Achrafieh – Beirut
Free of charge
Find out more here

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Bahia State Government

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