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Personalidade: Author Peter Robb

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/27/2013 - 11:31 am

Now that summer’s here, it’s time to search out a shady breeze… and a good book.
 
Part travelogue, part mystery, part Brazilian history guide, Australian author Peter Robb’s A Death in Brazil weaves a tale of murder around his many years spent in Brazil interspersed with unique takes on Brazilian history and culture.
 
For his part, Robb provides the perfect mix and his anecdotes about living in the country are engaging and keep you wanting for more. His prose is deeply descriptive and enlightening. From his first dingy apartment and confrontation with a burglar that nearly cost him his life to becoming a regular at a local bar, the author paints a vi ...

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Experience: Santa Teresa

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/27/2013 - 10:11 am

Ready to explore a bit of old Rio? Head to the hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa – its winding cobblestone streets and unique 19th Century Victorian mansions perfectly preserved for an adventure through the city’s history.
 
Crossing over from the patina of centuries-old Santa Teresa to the music and nightlife district  of nearby Lapa has become a popular pastime for tourists visiting old Rio de Janeiro: its due in part to the now world famous outdoor staircase called Escadaria Selarón.
The 250 steps are adorned with more than 2,000 brightly-colored tiles imported by a local artist from 60 countries. You may have seen the staircase featured in numerous TV ...

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Cafezinho: Beco Dranoff

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/27/2013 - 09:28 am

Who is he? Brazilian/American producer, consultant, composer, filmmaker.
Why is he important? When it comes to Brazilian music, he’s New York’s ‘go to’ guy.
 
If you’re a Brazilian music fan, chances are pretty good that you’ve already met Beco – residing in the liner notes and credits of dozens of albums like the soundtrack for ‘Next Stop, Wonderland’, ‘Red Hot+Rio’ and Bebel Gilberto’s ‘Tanto Tempo Remixes’. Lately, he’s received ink of a different sort – the form of glowing reviews for his film with co-producer Guto Barra, ‘Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music’ a ...

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10 Questions with Leo Gandelman

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/18/2013 - 06:03 pm

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It's been a while since Leo Gandelman packed up his saxophones and headed back home to Rio de Janeiro. With the kids finally off to college and the jazz scene popping in Brazil, new opportunities beckoned.  He launched Zaga Music, a third-floor studio in downtown Ipanema, tapped into the social media boom and expanded his jazz visions as both a producer and performer.
With his critically-acclaimed Vip Vop album looking for a US label release, and with many of his greatest hits featured on The Sounds of Brazil this week,  we thought it would be a perfect times to sit down with B ...

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Brazil's Newst and Youngest Rising Star

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/10/2013 - 11:16 am

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Morning!
Not sure if you've seen this yet, but this two-year-old and his Brazilian dad make quite a duo, singing 'Don't Let Me Down' for today's Cafezinho story at Brazil Club.  
 
Diego's dad Cristian has a band in southern Brazil's Santa Catarina and his mom used to sing Beatles songs to him while she was pregnant.
How popular is this 'Rising Star'?  This YouTube video has already surpassed the original version of the song. And we think there definitely should be a Grammy Award for 'Cute'! Don't you?
 
 

State Visit? Check (and mate...)

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/02/2013 - 02:08 pm

When our Brazil Club story on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's announced intentions for a state visit to Washington DC broke in April, sharp observers wondered what the US administration's reaction would be.
It turns out that the answer was Vice-President Biden.
With hints of scandal taking over the national debate - plus Biden's awkward track record with public speaking - it seemed  to be the perfect time to send him on an international trip. The itinerary was set with little or no press coverage in the US.
Flying down to Rio
Biden was on the final leg of a six-day swing through Latin America and the Caribbean, a trip meant to foster deeper trade and diplomatic ties and pave t ...

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Brazil's Well-Travelled Plan

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/02/2013 - 01:00 pm

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In recent years, the travel industry has continued to see Brazil - and Rio de Janeiro in particular - as a great opportunity for expansion. Indeed,  tourism numbers show that more people making plans to visit the land of Samba and sun. But, now the Brazilin government is taking steps to make a visit to the country even more meaningful.
With next year's World Cup and the summer Olympics in 2016 being staged in the country, experts continue to predict an increasing number of visitors to the country. But there's more: lifestyle pulse sites like  Propertyshowrooms.com even ...

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