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Unthinkable: Carnaval Cancelled In Ri...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/23/2017 - 12:01 pm

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Could this be the scene in Rio next February?
The city’s new mayor – faced with dire financial circumstances after the Olympic circus left town 10 months ago -  is enacting budgetary cuts that could stop Carnaval in its tracks.
It is almost unthinkable, but such is Rio de Janeiro’s reality after corruption, governmental over-spending, political payoffs and a series of ill-timed decisions drained the Carioca coffers.
First ca ...

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Celebrate Summer's Solstice With Us

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/20/2017 - 11:54 am

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Final day of Spring!

So, I hope it’s nice and sunny where you are today, because today and tomorrow are the longest days of the year, with 16 hours and 21 minutes of daylight as we say goodbye to Spring and hello to Summer.
 
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Wednesday:  At least one Summer Samba every hour during the Midday Show, starting at 9 am CT tomorrow. ...

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New Ink Brings A Fan Story For Ivan Lins

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/16/2017 - 11:51 am

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Ivan Lins turns a musical 72 today and recently was impressed with a tattoo done by a millennial fan from Sao Paulo, who chose the lyrics form one his most famous song to adorn her arm.
Bruna Jardim showed off her new ink on Instagram last week, and Ivan shared it with this message: "People, look how cool this tattoo with a verse of ‘Vieste’ made by Bruna Jardim." That makes me happy, the meaning of the songs embracing people's lives… it’s the first time I&rsqu ...

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Firemen, Joao Gilberto and Columbia U...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/09/2017 - 11:29 am

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Anyone who’s closely followed Joao Gilberto’s career over the decades knows of his proclivity for unpredictable behavior. Stories abound, passing from fact to legend.
It’s said that on one occasion, The Father of Bossa Nova made the six-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo for a sold-out concert, but changed his mind when he arrived, turned the car around and drove back home.
The promoter and concert-goers found out later.
So it was last month, when New York&rs ...

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Roberto Menescal's Salad Dressing

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/05/2017 - 11:44 am

Photo Shoot: Roberto Menescal
Rio's Bossa Nova legend was in front of the cameras over the weekend, at Village Porto de Galinhas just south of far northeastermn city of Pernambuco. Menescal writes: 
"The life of an artist is not easy, imagine, I'm posing for photos and recording a video teaching the recipe from my salad dressing."
Salad dressing? We're on it! Watch for the recipe soon!