Brazilian Voices Presents South Florida Premiere of 'Doutores da Alegria'
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Brazilian Voices Presents South Florida Premiere of 'Doutores da Alegria'

June 7, 2010, 10:05 pm
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Brazilian Voices and Doutores da Alegria founder Wellington Nogueira
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FORT LAUDERDALE – Brazilian Voices, a vocal group and non-profit organization, presents "Doutores da Alegria" – O Filme –  (Doctors of Joy – The Movie) at Cinema Paradiso on Thursday, June 10th at 7:30 PM. A special performance with 50 singers from Brazilian Voices and Wellington Nogueira, the Actor, Singer and Founder of Doutores da Alegria will follow the film screening.  Tickets can be purchased for $25 at

During his South Florida stay, Wellington Nogueira will also perform for and interact with children in treatment at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, June 8th at 2:00 PM.

Mr. Nogueira’s hospital visit will be followed by a press conference at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where he will discuss his work with Doutores da Alegria.  The press conference is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM.

“Doctors of Joy was an inspiration for the Brazilian Voices in the creation of our Arts & Healing Program, where we sing to patients and their families at hospitals and nursing homes. The Voices promote well-being through the healing effects of music and joy,” said Loren Oliveira, co-founder of Brazilian Voices. “During Wellington’s visit, we will resume our Arts & Healing workshops and take guidance from his internationally renowned and effective work in hospitals and learn how to apply some of those techniques to our own approach in Arts and Healing.”

“As the first performing arts center to be named as a Brazilian Point of Culture in the United States, the Broward Center is delighted to support this initiative,” said Kelley Shanley, Broward Center President and CEO. “Brazilian Voices was one of the first groups that participated in our Arts in Healthcare program, designed to bring performing arts groups to local hospitals, and they have embraced the idea and continue to volunteer their time to bring music and healing to those who are sick.”

Background on Doutores da Alegria

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Wellington Nogueira is responsible for Doutores da Alegria - a successful non-profit organization - with a cast of forty five specially trained professional clowns who perform at 15 major hospitals in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Recife.  Doutores da Alegria is recognized nationwide for its professionalism and innovative work in the areas of Performing Arts, Culture and Health. For more information visit:



Background on Brazilian Voices

Brazilian Voices, a non-profit organization, is a women’s vocal ensemble that performs at cultural community and philanthropic events.  Brazilian Voices aspires to incorporate the best of Brazilian culture throughout the world. Brazilian Voices is also proud to support the Icla da Silva Foundation. This non-profit organization works to secure the highest possible quality of life for children and adults in need of a bone marrow transplant, building a diverse registry of donors. Guests at the film screening will have the opportunity to become a contributor and support the cause.  More information at For more information about Brazilian Voices, please visit

Sponsored by: TAM Airlines, South Florida Point of Culture, Broward County-Cultural Division, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, and Kelly’s School of Dance of Weston.

Supported by: Achei USA, Piola, Black Bear Images, Jade Photo Art, Sibila Ribeiro Design, Blue Orchid Enterprises, BYZ Studios, Community Foundation of Broward and All Brazil


WHAT:  Brazilian Voices Presents Doutores da Alegria – The Movie

WHEN: Thursday, June,10th @ 7:30PM

WHERE: Cinema Paradiso, 503 Southeast 6th St, Ft Lauderdale

INFO:  Loren – 954 217-1111 –

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