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2015's Carnaval Champs Crowned In Brazil

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 02/20/2015 - 12:10 pm

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Brazil’s Carnaval competitions in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has ended for 2015, with the winning Escolas de Samba (Samba Schools) crowned on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
But in case you missed it, or don’t have access to Brazil’s TV Globo here in the states, you can relive some of the magic from each of Brazil’s top two cities from the YouTube links below.

Sao Paulo
It was a surprise victory for the Samba School called Vai-Vai, who emerged as champions with their theme celebration the musical life of Elis Regina, on the 30th anniversary of h ...

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch: A Brazilia...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 02/14/2015 - 09:52 pm

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Last fall, I had the pleasure of having Paulinho Garcia perform 'live' in our broadcast studio for my weekly Sunday afternoon show on 90.9 FM WDCB (2 pm - 4 pm every Sunday) and during his banter between songs, he joked "There are only really two love songs in Brazil... the rest is just complaining!"
The reason Paulinho's one-liner is funny is because, of course, the truth is exactly the opposite - you'd be hard-pressed to find a country where more ...

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