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Exploring Kenia's Brazilian Jazz

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/22/2017 - 12:52 pm

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The Soulful Warmth of Brazil
A warm voice that's instantly recognizable with the smoky warmth of a Brazilian churrasco: That’s Kenia, one of the best when it comes to vocalists defined by our Brazilian American community.
It's been an interesting “road less traveled” for Kenia. Before moving to the US in 1980, she worked Rio's nightclub circuit and listened to a wide variety of pop and jazz ...

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Liner Notes Legacy - A Twist of Jobim

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/20/2017 - 03:41 pm

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Back in the Fall of 1996, Lee Ritenour called to ask if I would be interested in writing the liner notes for an upcoming album tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim had passed away two years earlier in New York and his death came as a shock to the nation of Brazil and also for the jazz world. It didn't take long for tribute albums to find their way to fans worldwide. After all, Antonio Carlos Jobim is still considere ...

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Pele's 1000th Goal

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/20/2017 - 10:53 am

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November 19th, 1969
That's the day that Pele scored his 1,000th goal on a penalty kick against Vasco da Gama. Eighty thousand adoring fans in Maracana stadium cheered him wildly, even though Santos was the opposing team.
It was a major milestone in an illustrious career that included three World Cup championships.
 
 
 
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Exploring Joao Bosco

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/15/2017 - 12:54 pm

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A Musical Lifetime, Honored.
Quick. Name three of your favorite Brazilian singers. Chances are, your top-of-mind list won't include this week's featured artist, singer and songwriter Joao Bosco. But his creativity is legendary and this week, he travels to Las Vegas to receive the music industry’s highest honor: A Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Grammys.
Truth be told, Bosco’s name recognit ...

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Marisa Monte: 9 things you didn't kno...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/10/2017 - 05:34 pm

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Marisa Monte: 9 things you didn't know about Brazil’s MPB star 
 
Marisa Monte: Things you may not know
Brazil Club 411: You may think you know Marisa Monte, but there are some surprising facts and trivia that even the biggest Monte fans may be shocked to read. Here, Marisa sits for a cover photo shoot with Bravo to mark her 45th birthday.
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Exploring Marisa Monte's 30th Anniver...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/08/2017 - 02:45 pm

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It Began Here
It’s hard to argue with success. Even when you shrug aside labels like “the reigning queen of Brazilian pop”. Even as competitors like Anitta are on the rise. Thing is, Marisa Monte’s been doing it for years now. Were’ celebrating her 30th year in music this week.
Her cool demeanor is unique - one early gig was with the cast of the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'. Truth be told, Mo ...

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Help Us Crowdsource Brazil Club’s Nex...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/03/2017 - 04:04 pm

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Brazil Club is crowdsourcing its next exciting streaming channel, ‘Brasil Ao Vivo’, and we’d love it if you can lend a hand by sharing your favorite ‘live’ recordings with us.
In order to make every song sound like it’s ‘Front Row, Center’ there are a few guidelines we all will need to follow:
 
1. Copy Songs From Your Computer
We can only accept WAV files ‘ripped’ from CDs or WAV files copi ...

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Chicago's Mostra Brazilian Film Serie...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/03/2017 - 01:22 pm

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Mostra, Chicago’s Brazilian Film Series is back, with 26 films in a number of campus theaters in Chicago, running daily November 3rd through the 18th. Additional showings in Urbana-Champaign, Indianapolis and West-Lafayette.
Most of the screenings are free, and all movies are in Portuguese with English subtitles. You’ll find complete information at www.mostrafilmseries.org
A community service from The Sounds of Brazil at BrazilClubUSA.com


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Exploring Milton Nascimento's 50th An...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/01/2017 - 01:24 pm

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A Voice That Stirs The Soul
For many, Milton Nascimento's unique voice defines the true spirit of Brazil: from his deep, rich tenor to one of the most powerfully stimulating falsettos you'll ever hear - and it’s a perfect way to get into November’s radio theme; ‘Masters of MPB’
This week on The Sounds of Brazil, we’ll celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his very first album, ‘Travessia&r ...

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