Brazil’s Shining Son


Semana Roseana is an annual week long celebration hosted in the city of Cordisburgo, Minas Gerais, birthplace of João Guimarães Rosa. This year’s theme is “The Sertão Begins Here”, and will run July 18-24.

The week will begin with music and fires at daybreak, followed later that evening by a Sertanejo Mass, at the Santuário do Sagrado Coração de Jesus, in honor of Guimarães Rosa, as well as other deceased Academics. Festivities planned for the rest of the week  include readings, lectures, debates, art exhibitions, workshops, music, and dancing.

Program (Portuguese)

And then, the week continues:

Program II (Portuguese)

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