Kuwait – 12 October 2019: Burgan Bank, in partnership with Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya and the National Council of Culture, Arts and Literature, concluded its sponsorship to the Brazilian Musical Night ‘Waves of Brazil.’ The event took place at the Yarmouk Cultural Center for the third consecutive year, under the patronage of the Brazilian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Norton de Andrade Mello Rapesta.
The event returned due to popular demand as it brings unique musical styles and performances. Burgan Bank's sponsorship is aimed at introducing Brazilian art and the most famous Brazilian musicians to Kuwaiti audiences, driven by the belief that music is a universal language that connects people.
The musical extravaganza is brought by composer, interpreter, arranger and musician, Cris Delanno, who holds a Bachelor in Arrangement of Brazilian Popular Music. Cris Delanno has recorded 12 albums and travelled the world singing Brazilian music in major concerts, such as Latin Grammy Awards and many other international festivals. Additionally, the band that came specially to perform in Kuwait, is comprised of Alfredo Cardim, a pianist, composer and arranger, Ronaldo Silva, a member of one of the most traditional Brazilian drummer families and Alexandre Cavallo, a bassist, composer and arranger. All of them have played with great names all over the world.
Burgan Bank has long been a contributor to Kuwait’s cultural scene by encouraging global platforms that enrich the local communities with the latest movements and tastes, and honours local and global cultural and historical heritage. Burgan Bank appreciates diversity and inclusion through participation of multicultural backgrounds that build meaningful connections.
Burgan Bank's support of this initiative falls under its dynamic 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 and health driven initiatives. Burgan Bank’s approach to 'ENGAGE' begins with a vital principle that as a leading Kuwaiti financial institution, its conduct and policies should be aligned with the needs and interests of the community.