Paula Abreu

associate director of programming


Paula Abreu was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. Since 2010, however, she has been calling New York City home. As the Programming Manager for City Parks Foundation, she is responsible for booking and curating select music and education programs as part of the iconic SummerStage festival, including the prestigious Brasil Summerfest. Prior to joining CPF, Abreu worked in production at the Red Hot Organization, and public programming at Lincoln Center. She was inspired to pursue a career in the arts after working on a business project for six months in Angola, where she was exposed to the richness of the country’s culture and music. She holds a master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2012