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Brazilian Jazzmasters: Leo Gandelman

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/31/2012 - 01:44 pm

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This week, we’ll kick off November’s ‘Brazilian Jazzmasters’ theme for The Sounds of Brazil with a look at saxophonist Leo Gandelman’s music. While his recording have been absent formt he US scene for several years, Leo’s still maintained his role as Brazil’s #1 instrumental performer, one that has matured aright along with his music: jazzier, broader and with a dedicated sense of introspection that’s creating some seriously wonderful sounds.
 
I’ll have a track or two from his latest album on the show this week. Catch t ...

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Chicago's 'Business With Brazil' Foru...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/31/2012 - 10:44 am

Fifty stories up, from the expansive brushed aluminum and marble offices of Baker & McKenzie International, and with a “you can see forever” view of the Chicago business district far below, IERG’s Executive Producer and host Bruce Montgomery observed, “We’re on the ground floor.”
 
IERG stands for International Executives Resources Group, and both the comment and the setting were appropriate for the 2nd International Forum, “Brazil, an Emerging Market for Sustained Success and Growth.” 
 
And for the more than 100 attendees of the panel discussion - and the networking opportunities which bookended the presentation & ...

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Brazilians Sing For Caetano's Grammy ...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/29/2012 - 11:18 pm

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Latin GRAMMY-nominated artists Maria Gadú and Alexandre Pires are the latest performers announced for the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala celebrating Caetano Veloso on November 14th in Las Vegas.
 
They join previously announced performers Natalie Cole, Seu Jorge, and Ivete Sangalo.
 
A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso's chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil — a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization for children and young people — as well as The Lat ...

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Monday Morning One-Liners

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/28/2012 - 09:14 pm

Brazil's trend-setting clothing line John John Denim has tapped Zak Efron for its latest hard-driving ad campaign. Catch the video.

Doing business with Brazil, Want to be? Tuesday's panel discussion and networking event, 'Sustainable Business Opportunities in Brasil' presented by IERG Chicago may be just what you're looking for.
 
In the wake of considerable consumer backlash, Brazilian banks are confronting a new, challenging reality and that's good news for household budgets from Pará to Rio Grande do Sul.
 
This week is your last chance to meet up with the music of up-and-coming singer Gisele de Santi in the Brazil Club Lounge.
 
Attention Brazilian steakho ...

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Andre Rienzo Makes His Pitch For Chicago

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/25/2012 - 10:58 am

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Last May, Yan Gomes suited up for the Toronto Blue Jays to become the first-ever Major League Baseball player from Brazil. Now the start of the 2013 season finds São Paulo’s Andre Rienzo making his own pitch for stardom with the Chicago White Sox.
 
PEORIA, Ariz. —— Andre Rienzo hopes to put Brazil on the baseball map as he pursues his own path toward making the White Sox's roster.
Despite allowing his first two runs in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday, Rienzo continued to impress the more than two dozen scouts who watched his per ...

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The Brazilian Side of Stevie Wonder

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/24/2012 - 02:16 pm

Hi everybody, 
October’s theme of ‘The Brazilian side of…’ has been a lot of fun to share with you these past few weeks: Michael Franks, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles… and now the outstanding music of Stevie Wonder to wrap it all up.
“Brazil and Stevie Wonder,” you ask?
Yep. In fact, His love of Brazil has influenced many of his best hit songs. I recall reading an interview he once gave several years ago where he rattled off a pretty impressive list; “Isn’t She Lovely”, “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life,” and “I Just Called To Say I Loved You” come to mind. No surprise when you consider Brazil’s ...

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Brazil 'Springs Ahead'!

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/20/2012 - 12:34 pm

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On Sunday, October 20th at midnight local time, much of Brazil began Daylight Savings Time. This means that cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia moved ahead of US cities by one hour, making the time difference in New York two hours, Chicago three hours, and Los Angeles by five hours.
 
But some Brazilian cities have recently dropped Daylight Savings Time from their calendars completely, including Salvador Bahia, which sited civil unrest as a primary reason.
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Gilberto Gil's 2012 North American Tour

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/17/2012 - 11:38 am

Gilberto Gil still is touring the world at age 70 and is set to kick off his 17-city North American tour in Los Angeles on October 23rd.  The singer, guitarist and songwriter has entranced audiences for years with his blend of classical Brazilian pop, American jazz, rhythm and blues, salsa and reggae.
Gilberto Gil’s fame grew during the 1960s as a leader and creator of the Tropicália movement that encompassed a variety of art forms and provided a fusion of traditional Brazilian culture with foreign influences.
In the countryside of Bahia, as a kid, when Gilberto Gil used to run after the first clarinet sounds of the band that crossed town to celebrate the religious fest ...

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The Brazilian Side of The Beatles

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/17/2012 - 10:47 am

October’s theme, ‘The Brazilian Side of…’ continues this week with a tropically fun look at the Beatles, and while they never toured in South America or recorded a song in Portuguese, the musical impact of the Fab Four was not unlike what it was for the rest of the world.
 
How? Well, the Beatles’ Brazilian arrival in 1964 coincided with two major cultural events. Brazil’s military overthrew the government and the country’s musicians turned away from the breezy innocence of the Bossa Nova.
 
In Sao Paulo, the ‘Yê, Yê, Yê’ movement (“Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”) sprang up overnight, with dozens of Beatle ...

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Rio or Sao Paulo? Which Will Claim A ...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/16/2012 - 10:19 pm

What happens with Brazil's two greatest cities square off in the creative culture, in full view of the rest of the world? ArtRio is challenging Sampa's Bienal tradition and position and the result is framed for all to see.
The 30th edition of the São Paulo Bienal opened last month. The second edition of ArtRio, the contemporary art fair in Rio de Janeiro, ran last month as well. So now both big cities have their own art event. It seems that the growing appetite of Brazilian collectors is fuelling their longstanding rivalry.
For many years São Paulo was the artistic capital of Brazil. Founded in 1905, its venerable Pinacoteca boasts a fine collection and its policy of staging ...

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