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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! 
 
  





 

New Album And Documentary Set For Ser...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 05/24/2017 - 12:00 pm

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No more rumors, it’s official: Sergio Mendes is returning to the studio this summer to begin work on his next album. And as speculation begins to swirl around ‘Rio 3’, a featured documentary about the Bossa Master's life is in the works, too.
Details are as muddled as a well-made caipirinha, but this article from Billboard’s Judy Cantor-Navas, continues: “Mendes is renowned as the man who put go-go boots on Brazilian music and brought it to the w ...

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Brazil Club Explorer - for May 12th 2017

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 05/13/2017 - 03:29 pm



Win a trip for two to Rio, dive into our new streaming channel 'Cafe Copacabana' and meet The Sounds of Brazil's new station in Orlando FL

















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Rio's Calling...
 


It's Mother's Day weekend - here and in Brazil - and that means Rio de Janeiro will be serving up another sea-breeze Sunday, steps away from one of the world's most idyllic beaches. 

 
Most people only ...

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch: Mothers Day

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 05/08/2014 - 10:09 pm

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It's Mother's Day weekend here and in Brazil so we'll celebrate with moms everywhere by presenting an unusual musical showcase. It's a 'moms and daughters (and sons!)' connection with 'Brazil's Superstar Moms' on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch.

Or maybe not so unusual. Many of Brazil's top pop and jazz stars have children following in their footsteps. And if you're a regular listener to The Sounds of Brazil, then you're probably already familiar with many of them.

I won't give away the playlist this we ...

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Springs New Music Showcase

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 05/07/2017 - 12:07 pm

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It's been quite a while since our last  New Music roundup on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch, so this week I’ll feature the top tunes from our streaming station.
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‘Fly Me To Brazil’ Did you miss our ‘Phrase of the Week’ last Wednesday at 11 am CT? Here’s a helpful hint:  We’ll always publish the current ‘Phrase of the Week’ at some point on our conte ...

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Tropicalia at 50: Mingling Music & Myth

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 05/07/2013 - 11:09 pm

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The Music: Tropicalia is undeniably one of the most misunderstood and misidentified forms of Brazilian pop music.
Tropicalia (aka Tropicália or Tropicálismo) is undeniably one of the most misunderstood and misidentified forms of Brazilian pop music. Much of the confusion comes from the seeds of its creation and from the mostly unstructured desire of Brazil's youth generation of the late 60s to make an indelible cultural statement of its own.
Beyond the impetus ...

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Sunday's Brunch: Fly Me To Brazil Giv...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/22/2017 - 12:05 pm

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Bom Dia!
Now that we've announced our 'Fly Me To Brazil' Giveaway to Rio de Janeiro, this could be your table-for-two view of Copacabana. The Hotel Sofitel Rio serves up one of the city's best brunches.
It's 'Discovery Day' weekend in Brazil - the first of four consecutive holiday weekends in the land of Samba and Sun - so let's pick up on 'the joy of discovery' with a preview for our 'Fly Me To Brazil Giveaway' on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch.
I’ll be featuring hand-picked favorites that re ...

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Brazilian Break: New Poll Question & ...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 03/27/2017 - 11:42 am

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Talk about a Dream Vacation...
It's Monday, and we have just the 'ticket' for your Brazilian Break today. Try our Poll Question on the Brazil Club Lounge Page. We're asking 'What's Your Idea Of A Dream Vacation To Brazil?'
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Today's Brazilian Break brings us this nugget from Dave Koz (It's his birthday today):
Dave told the Chicago Tribune that out of all the places he’s visited - for either work or pleasure - his #1 destination is... Rio de Janeiro ...

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch: A Brazilia...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 03/20/2014 - 06:21 pm

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Winter's final day remonds us that ‘spring’ is much more than a meteorological event. For those of us here in Chicago and coast-to coast, Spring’s arrival early tomorrow morning includes a “free pass” to the sunshine season.
And what better way to set the table for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch than with a ‘Brazilian Bouquet’ of season-changing favorites. It’s my hand-picked selection of breezy Brazilian jazz, budding musicians and more. And that’s better t ...

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