Kuwait, 26 November 2018: Burgan Bank, an important supporter of cultural activities in Kuwait, is pleased to announce it sponsored the Brazilian Musical Night ‘Waves of Brazil’ at the Yarmouk Cultural Center for the second year in a row. Held on 18 November 2018 under the patronage of the Brazilian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Norton de Andrade Mello Rapesta, the event aimed at advancing the soul-soothing musical scene in Kuwait and honoring the essence of rich Brazilian performances.
The musical extravaganza brought by “Choro Livre,” the well-renowned musical group, captivated the audience, and put it at ease with their soothing melody, proving the power of music to bring out positive emotions. ‘Choro Livre’ plays contemporary versions of the classics of Choro and fills out their repertoire with new pieces, some of which are their own compositions, presenting a new, creative way to play Choro with influences from other genres.
This is not the first time Burgan Bank sponsors Brazilian cultural events that bring both nations closer together. Last year, the bank participated and sponsored two highly regarded artists, “Olivia and Francis Hime” who presented the incredible “Bossa Nova” concert, a rhythm originally developed and popularized in Brazil in the 1950s and 1960s.
With a significant focus on identifying new trends and tastes in popular industries, Burgan Bank continues to expand its collaborations to further enrich the cultural scene of Kuwait. Driven by the belief that music ties countries together and brings about positive influence among youth, the bank delivers on its promise to orchestrate fresh new experiences honoring local and international cultural and historical backgrounds.
This sponsorship falls under Burgan Bank’s full-fledged community program entitled ‘ENGAGE’ – Together to be the change. This program sheds light on important aspects affecting every segment of the society by promoting social welfare through educational, cultural, social and health initiatives. Burgan Bank’s approach to 'ENGAGE' begins with a vital principle that as a Kuwaiti financial institution, its conduct and policies should be aligned with the needs and interests of the Kuwaiti society.