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Simplesmente Roberto Carlos on TV Globo

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/26/2016 - 12:39 pm

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"Simplesmente Roberto Carlos"
Roberto Carlos’s music special on TV Globo is a late-December tradition for Brazilians worldwide, especially for those who have grown up with O Rei over the years. While last year’s show was a full-stage extravaganza with two orchestras and background singers, the 2016’s approach was intimate, allowing the lucky concert-goers the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with Brazil’s living legend of pop.

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12 Days of Samba-Day 02: Was Joao Gil...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/15/2016 - 01:33 pm

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“Champagne, women and music, here I come!” – João Gilberto, 1948.
Even when he was 18, the future ‘Father of Bossa Nova’ knew what he wanted and what awaited him in Rio de Janeiro: Samba was already well into its third decade and had found a new, more sophisticated style for the radio shows and nightclubs in Zona Sul.
The love-lost melancholy of the Samba-Cançáo mimicked elements of Argentina’s Tango, the sexy Cuban Bolero ...

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12 Days of Samba-Day 01: An Introduction

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/14/2016 - 09:07 pm

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Ten years ago, Chicago singer Miguel de Leon asked me to help him arrange a recording session in Rio de Janeiro. He wanted the best. So, I put in a call to saxophonist Leo Gandelman and several months later a copy of Miguel’s ‘Postcards From Rio’ album landed on my desk and then onto The Sounds of Brazil’s playlist. Leo’s production was excellent (he’s also produced landmark albums for Gal Costa, Marina Lima and others) and Miguel de Leon went ...

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A Birthday Salute to Noel Rosa, Samba...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/10/2016 - 01:44 pm

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A Birthday Salute to Noel Rosa, Samba’s Pioneering Composer
Noel de Medeiros Rosa was born on December 11, 1910 in Rio de Janeiro. During his short and tumultuous life, his songwriting and musical skills with the guitar and mandolin made him one of the greatest names in Brazilian popular music, and pioneer of modern Samba.
Noel gave a new twist to samba, combining its Afro-Brazilian roots with a more urban, witty language and making it a vehicle for ironic social commentary. Many re ...

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Samba's First Song Celebrates 100 Years

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/10/2016 - 01:37 pm

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Samba's First Song Celebrates 100 Years
Samba is Brazil’s national rhythm and a defining part of Brazilian national identity, woven into 100 years of Brazilian song. It came to life not far from the Rio de Janeiro recording studios where Miguel de León spent the better part of August, busy creating The Malandro Project.
Just as it did more than a century ago the urban neighborhood called Estácio sits on the hills overlooking the location of Samba’s birth: a small ...

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100 Years of Samba: An Introduction

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/10/2016 - 01:20 pm

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100 Years of Samba: An Introduction
Today, Praça Onze is marked by a metro station only a block or two from Rio’s Sambadrome. But in 1916 Samba’s very first hit song was composed nearby. An iconic character emerged from that neighborhood: Brazil’s charming rascal, the Malandro.
100 years later, Miguel de Leon has returned to Rio de Janeiro to record a new album celebrating the spirit of the Malandro during Samba’s milestone anniversary.
Charming, roughish a ...

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Miguel de Leon's Christmas Inspiration

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/01/2016 - 06:57 pm

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We are counting down the days to one of Chicago's annual Christmastime treats: It's the Miguel de Leon and Friends Christmas Concert.
Celebrate the season of wonder, memories, and joy of Christmas with this free, community event. Miguel will be featuring songs from ‘Natal’/‘Navidad’ and his upcoming ‘The Malandro Project’. It'll be a musical Christmas to remember when we meet up on Sunday, December 18th, 2 pm.
Recently, we asked Miguel ...

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Hearty And Heartwarming: Feijoada's S...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/10/2016 - 03:04 pm


 
No doubt about it, Feijoada makes for a delicious, flavorful meal. Its combination with the traditional sides makes it a delight for the eyes, too.
There are many theories as to its origins (especially since Brazil’s World Cup and Olympic Game have attracted the politically correct crowd), but the fact solidly remains that the weekend, worldwide tradition of cleaning up the leftovers by throwing them in a pot and serving it up with rice and beans is routine… and tasty!
Fabia Brisola Paiva of NUBI explains: There are many theories of how this dish was created. The majority of Brazilians sustain that Feijoada is 100% Brazilian food created by slaves in senzalas – ...

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Teresa Cristina Reflects The Heart Of...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/19/2016 - 09:15 am

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The Heart Of Samba, Reflected In Teresa Cristina's Passion 

Sometimes you find a perfect pairing of singer and songwriter. Teresa Cristina, who has been singing in Brazil for years, now seems at a breakout moment with her international Nonesuch release surveying the legacy of the country’s beloved samba songwriter Angenor de Oliveira, known as Cartola.
That's the take on Rio's risng Samba star, now that she's been introduced to American audiences. 


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Thursday's E-letter for Caetano Veloso

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/13/2016 - 11:28 am

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We're counting down the final days before Caetano Veloso's long-awaited return to Chicago. Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's concert at Chicago Symphoiny Center, updated and current! See you Sunday!










 






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Sunday: Caetano Veloso At Chicago Symphony Center
Many Brazilian stars give Chicago a pass in favor of making bi-coastal connections, but not this time: Caetan ...

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