PHOENIX (Oct. 14, 2019) – A Brazilian-inspired music troupe visited patients at several Banner Health facilities to provide healing through music.
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Brazilian Voices is a Florida-based group that Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira (lo-RAIN oh-lee-VAY-ruh) formed in 2001 from a series of vocal workshops. The all-female group travels the country to perform in both traditional concert settings, as well as in medical centers.
They visited Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa Friday. Oliveira said Brazilian Voices makes hospitals a regular stop on their tour routes.
“We can bring something soothing and relaxing for patients, for caregivers and for staff,” she said.
While at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Brazilian Voices serenaded visitors to Miss Lulu’s Café, patients in the Banner – University Medicine Rehabilitation Institute and the adjacent Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.
“When we started going to hospitals and bring bossa nova to hospitals, the patients taught us how to have this kind of connection with the audience,” Oliveira said.
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