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Musical Concert Agora Clarice and Sonic Platform Clarice 100 Ears

Brazil LAB; Lewis Center for the Arts, Maria Bethânia, Brazilian singer; Moreno Veloso, musician; Beatriz Azevedo, singer and poet

November 25, 2020 · 5:00 pm · via Youtube

Moreno Veloso and Beatriz Azevedo

The Brazil LAB at PIIRS and the Lewis Center for the Arts have been organizing a series of events celebrating the centennial of Clarice Lispector, one of the world’s most influential writers.

The recent conference Clarice Lispector 100 years featured Paulo Gurgel Valente (Lispector’s son and literary executor) and the translators Idra Novey (Princeton), Johnny Lorenz (Montclair), and Katrina Dodson (Columbia) in conversation with Princeton professors Marília Librandi and João Biehl. Pulitzer Prize-winner writer Jhumpa Lahiri (Director of Princeton’s Creative Writing Program) delivered the keynote address “A Five-Pointed Star for Clarice.” The recording of the conference is available here.

The celebration will continue on November 25th with the musical concert Agora Claricewith Beatriz Azevedo and Moreno VelosoThe iconic Maria Bethânia will read excerpts from Lispector’s oeuvre.

During Agora Clarice, the Brazil LAB will also launch the sonic library Clarice 100 Earsorganized by Marília Librandi and featuring key passages of Lispector’s work in the voice of artists, scholars, and everyday readers. 

The concert will be premiered at 5 pm (EST) at the Brazil LAB YouTube channel

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