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Maria Eugenia Almeida and Marina Abbib of Compania Soma Danca
31 March 2011

Naturalmente, by Antonio Nobrega

Naturalmente, is the name of Antonio Nobrega’s latest dance and music show travelling around Brazil.
Nogrega is one of brazil’s principal folklorists. A native of Recife, Pernambuco, he began his artistic career as a classical violinist before being introduced to traditional popular culture by one Ariano Suassuna. Nobrega became enamored with the myriad of artistic manifestations [...]

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19 March 2011

Obama in Brazil.

US President Barrak Obama would like to be on vacation in Brazil, but sadly, a president has to attend to presidential matters. And so being, Obama arrives in Brazil today to a Brazil very different from the one former US presidents Roosevelt and Bush Jr visited. Brazil today is a country full of confidence, a [...]

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2 March 2011

The coolest Brazilian brands

There are a lot of things that have led to the recent internationalization of Brazil. Of course, of course we have their increased visibility on the international level because of the improved economic situation in the country. The economy is finally maturing and the increase in expendable income  in the hands [...]

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28 February 2011

Carnival in North America

Carnival is fast approaching and residents of the USA and Canada might be wondering g what there is to do to bring that carnival cheer to north America.
Umm that’s a good question… There are tons of parties I’m sure, a lot of stuff on the local level, smaller parties and bigger parties, but is there [...]

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17 February 2011

Maracanã Stadium and Flamengo

Seeing as Flamengo played yesterday, I thought I’d recount a little tale of the time I went to see Flamengo play in the Maracanã. A few notes on Flamengo: Their fan base is the largest and most fanatic, in Brazil, there are several different associations, the most famous of which is the Urubus, or the [...]

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9 February 2011

Fire in Samba City! Carnival Costumes and Floats destroyed

Sad news is made its way through the world of samba and across Rio de Janeiro on Monday . A fire at Samba City, Rio’s district near the port lands that houses many of the samba schools and the federation that deals with Carnival parades, destroyed the warehouses of 3 samba schools and the head [...]

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23 January 2011

Rio Olympics Logo Debacle.

On New Year’s Eve, Brazil’s Olympic commission revealed the official logo for the 2016 Olympics. While crowds cheered and the commission shook hands with dignitaries, voices around the world, especially in the bloggosphere cried “plagarism!!!” Not very flattering for the design team to hear I’m sure.
Here is what the financial times had to say: “What at first [...]

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21 January 2011

The Gringo Carnival Pilgrimage.

The season has started and it is in full swing. Thousands of gringos (non-brazilians in Brazil) from the world over descend upon the cities of Recife, Salvador and especially Rio de Janeiro to play or dance or simply galavant around in carnival. In cities all around the world, from New York to Amsterdam to Tokyo you [...]

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22 December 2010

Christmas traditions in Brazil

“Feliz Natal” is Merry Christmas in Brazil. And, well it’s a little different than what people in North America and Europe are used to. First off, for most people the Christmas holidays means summer time and extended holidays from work school and what not. So the formula goes, for those who have the means, Christmas [...]

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Museum of Modern Art, Niteroi, RJ, Brazil Pics taken from bbc site
17 December 2010

Niemeyer at 103…

I will take a wild guess at why Oscar Niemeyer, perhaps the worlds most famous living architect, and a bona fide Brazilian, is still going at 103. It is the cold mate that he drinks on the daily. Seriously folks, mate is very beneficial for your health, just ask Oscar Neimeyer.

Ok so the [...]

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