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The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society
has many highlights in its illustrious thirty-four year
history, some of which are recorded in these
pages with photographs and reviews.


Original painting commissioned by LACCS-UK from Brazilian painter Aldo Sampieri


The Embassy of Brazil and LACCS-UK Proudly Present

35th Anniversary of Brazilian Music by CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA

Monday 9th July 2018 at 7.45pm.


The Embassy of Brazil/LACCS-UK Celebration of 35 Anniversary of Brazilian Music was a great diplomatic, artistic and cultural success, attended by many Heads of Mission, Charge d' Affaires, Diplomats, friends of the Brazilian Embassy, LACCS-UK, guests from the private sector and general public.

The Heads of Mission who who attended were Their Excellencies Ambassador of Russian Federation, Kingdom of Morocco, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Paraguay, Georgia, Honduras, Tajikistan, Kingdom of Tonga, Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan and representatives of Chile, Slovenia, the Philippines, Laos, Ukraine, Latvia, Turkey, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, Poland, People's Republic of China, Tunisia, Algeria, Belarus, and many others.

Professor J R Monroy, Hon. Chair LACCS-UK opened the evening on the stage of the Purcell Room, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall explaining why LACCS-UK is Celebrating 35th Anniversary of Brazilian Music by Carlos Barbosa-Lima and mentioning that LACCS-UK is an independent and non-profitable organisation, its motto is "To contribute to a Better Cultural Understanding Amongst All Nations Accredited at the Court of St. James's".

Professor Monroy, introduced to the Heads of Mission, Charge d' Affaires, Diplomats, guests of the private sector, friends and general public to H.E. Mr Eduardo Dos Santos, Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom.

H.E. Mr Eduardo Dos Santos addressed the audience with an brief speech, mentioning the relevance of the Music of Brazil and the participation of CBL at the Purcell Room.

His Excellency Ambassador Eduardo Dos Santos, is very grateful for LACCS-UK in organising the Celebration of Brazilian Music at the Southbank Centre. Ambassador Eduardo Dos Santos gave an especial credit to Prof. J R Monroy for his personal involvement in this magnificent Celebration of Brazilian music at the Purcell Room.

A nice pre-concert photo at stage of Purcell Room. Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Professor J R Monroy Hon. Chair LACCS-UK

CBL opening the concert playing: Sons de Carrilhoes by Joao Pernambuco.

CBL performing Tico- Tico by Zequinh de Abreu.

CBL playing Melodia Sentimental by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

The audience was enchanted by the performance of CBL playing the best classical and Brazilian Jazz, an extraordinary evening of Brazilian music.

Interval Reception was a glamorous at the Soft Space at the Queen Elizabeth Hall attended by many Heads of Mission, Diplomats, guests and friends of the Embassy of Brazil and LACCS-UK.

Professor J R Monroy Hon. Chair LACCS-UK and H.E. Mr Alexander V. Yakovenko and Mrs Nana Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation.

At the Interval Reception. Soft Space Queen Elizabeth Hall.

H.E. Mr Abdesselam and Aboudrar and Mrs Saloua Larhrissi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr Shao Zheng, Counsellor and Ms Long Jingni, Attache Policy Planning Section, Embassy of the People's Republic of China.

H.E. Dr Alisher S. Shaykhov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, Mr & Mrs Scott E. Young and Mrs Feruza Shaykhova.

Mr Christopher and Mrs Ana Goodwin, Canon Nicolas Wheeler, Rector of the Parish of Holy Trinity and St. Saviour, Upper Chelsea, London.

Counsellor Mr & Mrs Mario Arturo Suarez Vargas, Counsellor Embassy of he Plurinational State of Bolivia and son.

Left to right at the Interval Reception.

Mr Siaosi Kiu Kiukaho, Professor J R Monroy, Hon, Chair LACCS-UK and H.E. The Hon Titilupe Fanetupouvava'u Tu'ivakano, Tonga High Commissioner.

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