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Joao Gilberto Falls On Hard Times

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/06/2017 - 11:27 am

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The Father Of Bossa Nova Falls On Hard Times
Brazil’s nightly TV novelas love to reimagine history, but there’s a sad-but-true soap opera playing out in real time, involving one of Brazil’s legendary musical families. Folha de S.P. picks up the story:
Bossa nova star João Gilberto, 86, who has been facing financial difficulties, is being pressed in opposite directions by members of his family on whether or not to pay back a R$ 5 million (US$ 1.5 million) loan. ...

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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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