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Sunday's Brunch: Leila Pinheiro

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/13/2014 - 10:42 am

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It’s the music of Leila Pinheiro Today on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. The singer from Brazil’s far northeastern city of Belem has been a creative force since a move to Rio in the early 80’s set the stage for a stellar career. In fact, many critics place her in between Elis Regina and Marisa Monte in the continuum of Brazilian song.
Pinheiro’s music ushered in a contemporary change in Brazilian pop and h ...

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Cafezinho: Jobim's Place On The Beach

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/11/2014 - 12:12 pm

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A statue honoring Brazilian singer-composer Antonio Carlos ‘Tom’ Jobim was unveiled Wednesday (10th) at the Zona Sul beach where it all began for the Bossa Nova beat back in the late 1950’s.
Located midway along Ipanema’s stretch of sun-soaked sand, and situated casually upon its black and white tiled mosaic sidewalk, the 200 kilo bronze statue depicting Jobim with a guitar slung over his shoulder to mark the 20th anniversary of Jobim’s passing. ‘I chose to represent a young and handsome Tom Jobim showing him at the peak of his success in t ...

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