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The arrival of the Portuguese court strengthened independence, says Gilmar



The arrival of the Portuguese court strengthened independence, says Gilmar

The Supreme Minister took part in a webinar organized by Poder360 and the Integration Forum of Brazil and Europe.

Minister Gilmar Méndez of the STF (Supreme Federal Court) stated that the transfer of the Portuguese court to Brazil in 1808 helped speed up the country’s independence process, carried out on September 7, 1822.

The announcement was made this Wednesday (July 13, 2022) at the webinar “Forum 200 years of Independence with integration: the change of the royal family“, promoted Poder360 in partnership with fiber (Brazil-Europe Integration Forum) and support from IDP (Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research) and Conjur (magazine “Advisor”).

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The virtual seminar is part of a series of debates dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. The purpose of the 2nd webinar is to understand the context of the Portuguese royal family’s move to the country and to reflect on the changing axis of power in the modern world. The series of debates aims to identify, from a historical overview, the possibilities for greater integration between Brazil and Europe, especially Portugal.

At the first event, held in February, the speakers discussed the signing of the Royal Charter to open the ports of Brazil to friendly peoples on January 28, 1808, and how this act was crucial to the process that made Brazil independent from Portugal.

“The transfer of the Portuguese court from the royal family to Brazil is undoubtedly a remarkable episode in history. Even the formation of the Brazilian nationality. And this is certainly a milestone, which 14 years later will culminate in the declaration of our political independence.”Gilmar said at a workshop this Wednesday (July 13).

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According to him, transformations took place in Rio de Janeiro, which became the capital of the Portuguese Empire.

“Significant changes occurred with the arrival of the royal family in Brazil: the urban character, the move to Rio de Janeiro, and also at the institutional level, based on the executive and legislative work of don Juan VI. There is talk of the creation of the Bank of Brazil, the National Museum, the Royal Library, the royal press and many other initiatives that laid the foundations on which the Brazilian nationality was forged.”continuation.

The royal family arrived in Brazil on 29 November 1807 in response to the Napoleonic expansion in Portugal. The delegation landed in Salvador, Bahia, on January 22, 1808. On February 26, 1808, the state of Rio de Janeiro was declared the capital of the Empire.

Minister Gilmar Méndez spoke at the opening of the webinar this Wednesday (July 13). Lawyer Paulo Protasio, coordinator of the celebration of the bicentenary of independence by the government of Rio de Janeiro and president Cisbra (Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Services) and historian Conceisan Meireles Pereira, Professor of History and Political Studies at the University of Porto.. The mediation was carried out by Anna Rangel, Deputy Executive Director of the digital newspaper. Poder360.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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