Books & Books is proud to partner with CENTRO CULTURAL BRASIL-USA DA FLORIDA (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU) in a yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil. Our series called CULTURAL CUP 2.0, will focus on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the exciting worldwide soccer tournament that will happen in Brazil next year. Our first stop will be SALVADOR DA BAHIA. This culturally rich city was the country’s first capital and considered the Afro soul of Brazil. Taste the typical treats prepared by the native of Salvador, Carlinhos Encarnação; learn about the history and the rich culture of this fascinating city as we dress a mannequin with the typical Bahia costume. Join Gene de Souza, host of the weekly radio program Café Brasil (WDNA 88.9 FM) in a casual talk and listening about the exciting music genres of Salvador.