Calçada da Cultura Cultural Association

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The "Associação Calçada da Cultura" (Calçada da Cultura Cultural Association) offers music, capoeira, drawing and wood doll making classes. On Fridays, the Association, which is the only unit of the project Ponto de Cultura in São José do Vale do Rio Preto, offers free admission events at Coronel Francisco Limongi Street, which include the baptism of the dolls made during classes, traditional foods, music concerts, and performances by the Lira Santa Cecilia Musical Society, which was the subject of a documentary produced by the Association.

The Calçada da Cultura is partner with the Portable School of Music, in Rio de Janeiro city, which educates local musicians to be chorinho music teachers. Classes are free and the Association also offers instruments such as piano, cavaquinho (a small guitar), mandolin, guitar, double bass, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, saxophone, tambourine, and percussion instruments. Selected by the project "Cine Mais Cultura", by the Ministry of Culture, the Association opened the Humberto Mauro Film Society and the course, which is also free of charge, on filming and editing for cinema.

At the institution, the Choro jam sessions happen every two weeks. Soon, the Association will be the only unit of the project Ponto de Cultura to have an international branch - in Bologna, Italy. 

General Information


Fridays, from 8pm. 

Address: Coronel Francisco Limongi Street, Estação neighborhood
Phone: (+55 24) 2224-1236

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