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Urca's Best Kept Secret

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/25/2013 - 01:01 pm

This week, The Sounds of Brazil's Spotlight Song for Hot Brazilian Nights is more than a musical journey: we turn to Google map's street view to take us to a favorite nighttime pub in the posh upscale district of Urca, at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. - Scott Adams
The Garota da Urca Bar (Av. Joao Luis Alves 56) is one of the few remaining locations of the original Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema) chain that dates all the way back to the early 60's and its namesake Veloso Bar in Ipanema.
Urca is home to many of Brazil's music and media stars and Alves is the main street which weaves its way around the perimeter of the bay. Located across from the Praia da Urca, this ...

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Brazil's Day of Discovery

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/22/2013 - 10:05 am

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April is a Month of Discovery: online at Brazil Club and ‘on the air’ with The Sounds of Brazil!
28 days and 515 years ago, navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral set sail with a fleet of 13 vessels from the port of Lisbon, charged by Portugal’s Emperor to follow in the wake of his fellow Portuguese explorers Bartolomeu Dias (the first sailor to round Africa’s Cape of Good Hope) and Vaso da Gama, who initiated the trade route to India. Within a period of 15 short years Dias and da Gama had elevated Portugal to world power status and Cabral was eager to make ...

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Dilma Rousseff To Visit Washington DC

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/18/2013 - 08:04 pm

Brazil's President Rousseff did not wait for Washington's approval before announcing her intentions for a state visit this fall. Now the leader of Latin America's largest democracy has the upper hand. Why is this so important?

SAO PAULO - President Dilma Rousseff will make the first formal state visit by a Brazilian leader to the United States in nearly two decades, a diplomatic breakthrough for an emerging power that has clashed with Washington but is hungry for closer ties and recognition of its growing prestige.
The trip will occur later this year, likely in October, officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the White House has not yet ann ...

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IN Music: Brazilian Chill Sessions

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/17/2013 - 10:18 pm

Leave it to a small Indie label in Argentina to pull together a dozen of the best New Bossa songs – each featuring a different musician or group – from the four corners of the globe to produce one of the best genre collections we’ve heard in a long time.
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Over the past decade, New Bossa has come of age: progressing from the smoky influence of Acid Jazz and the come-and-gone novelty of the Chill and Lounge scene to stake out its own piece of the Brazilian music landscape. And while most of this music today comes ...

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Exploring The Tijuca National Forest

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/14/2013 - 08:30 pm

Its Discovery Month at Brazil Club (Brazil was claimed by the Portuguese Empire on April 22, 1500), so let's explore! This time we'll head for Rio de Janeiro.
Even on a cloudy day, Rio de Janeiro's best-known landmark is easy to spot. Just look up. The Cristo Redentor stands in quiet grace atop the Corcovado peak, a half-mile above the zona sul, arms outstretched in eternal blessing.
It's also a visual reference for one of the most interesting facts about Rio: Tucked neatly inside this South American metropolis is the world's largest urban forest.  

The sprawling green hills of the Tijuca Forest dominate the geography of the city. The world's largest urban forest, ...

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Experience: Brazilian Film at Indiana...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/14/2013 - 12:56 pm

Indiana University Cinema takes on a Brazilian sheen this week when it presents six films by Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Santos, who will also give a free lecture, is the only Brazilian filmmaker honored as a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He is also a recipient of Indiana University's Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion, which honors individuals who exemplify the values of IU and the universal academic community.
Brazil at the 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival for 2013. Story   Guide
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Chicago's Brazilian Consulate hosts t...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/09/2013 - 10:29 pm

With closing night for the 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival mere hours away, Brazil's place on the busy schedule of showings has once again saved the best for last: The Office of The Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago will sponsor the Festival's closing night gala tonight - Wednesday April 24th.
This year, nearly a dozen Brazilian films have anchored a busy week of movie-going, with five feature films, including A Long Journey (Uma Longa Viagem); the comedic Did You Score? (E Ai, Comeu?); Soul Bound (Teus Olhos Meus); Super Nothing (Super Nada) and Man From the Future (O Homem Do Futuro).
Brazil's program was nicely rounded out with a quintet of short fi ...

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Bibi Ferreira at Lincoln Center: Bibi...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/08/2013 - 09:54 am

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Montenegro and Raman Productions proudly present Brazilian musical theater icon Bibi Ferreira in her New York City debut celebrating her 90th birthday. The legendary singer, director, producer, and star will appear in a one-night-only performance backed by a 21-piece orchestra. Bibi Ferreira: BIBI IN CONCERT, Brazil’s Musical Icon, will take place at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
To Brazilians, Bibi Ferreira means musical theatre in the same way Antonio Carlos Jobim means bossa nova. Over an 8-decade career, she directed, ...

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