Brazilian Voices – Arts & Healing Program


"Those who sing and sway, chase their troubles away"

Brazilian Voices is a non-profit, community-based organization that promotes Brazilian culture and heritage through music. The Brazilian Voices Arts & Healing Program, which was inspired by the work of Wellington Nogueira, founder of Doutores da Alegria (Doctors of Joy), recognized for his work relating performing arts with healthcare, continues to successfully deliver its mission. 

Brazilian Voices' Arts & Healing volunteer singers visit hospitals, medical centers, support groups, and institutions hosting the elderly to bring relief, joy, hope, and peace to patients, caregivers, and to the healthcare staff with whom they work collaboratively. In addition to the regularly scheduled on-site performances and special concerts, the Brazilian Voices' Arts & Healing team conducts workshops to explore the healing nature of music, study the soothing properties of Bossa Nova, and further develop the vocal skills of the singers.

Brazilian Voices has repeatedly experienced what empirical research has suggested: Music has the power of healing. Singers share their passion for Brazilian music with patients and caregivers during these interventions, which have become an integral part of the monthly agenda of institutions such as the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Covenant Village Care of Plantation, and the Memorial Hospital Miramar.

Our Goals

Given the overall acceptance of this project, Brazilian Voices intends to broaden its reach. Therefore, in order to achieve the Arts and Healing goals; Brazilian Voices is seeking corporate and individual supporters through donations and sponsorships to help expand their activities:

- Pilot studies leading to research
- Documentation of findings through objective means
- Promotional material
- Training and consulting services
- Expanding the project to other target facilities outside Broward County
- Transportation
- Association with other related organizations
- Participation in national and international conferences and seminars

For further information, please contact Marpessa Quintar-DeMoraes or Marize Casaes at

Click on the photos below to enlarge – Photos by Maurício Thomsen

Click on the images below to watch the videos of the show "Alegria"

Brazilian Voices e BV Teens
cantam James Taylor
'Only a Dream in Rio'
'Deixa isso prá lá'
Alberto Paz, Edson Meneses
convidado: Arthur Delgado
Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes
G. Morra e M. Fabrizio

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