Anythng about Everything. Quick hits to help you through your day. As heard on The Sounds of Brazil!

Personalidade! / Cafezinho: Massa End...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:31 pm

  


Who is he: Brazil's top driver for the Ferrari Formula One team.
Why is he important: Comeback from 2009 accident is failing.

Ahead of Brazil's Grand Prix on November 7th, Felipe Massa insists he is happy with the Ferrari team's "100 per cent" support during his current trough.

The Brazilian has been in the headlines of late; struggling with the F10 car, relegated to a subordinate role for Fernando Alonso's title charge, and urged to get up to speed by his bosses.

Some Italian media interpreted recent comments by Luca di Montezemolo and Stefano Domenicali - including the Ferrari's president's claim that he has "waited with great perseverance" for an improvement - as an 'Ita ...

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Personalidade! / Feature: An Englishm...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:31 pm



 To say David Chew has been in a Brazilian state of mind would be quite the understatement. This Englishman turned “Brazilian native” has been involved in the Rio music scene for almost three decades after leaving a successful career in classical music in Britain behind. - Sean Chaffin.

Born in England in 1952, Chew studied the cello with William and Tony Pleeth at the Guildhall School of Music. But beyond his classical studies, Brazilian music had always intrigued the young musician.

“I fell in love with Heitor Villa-Lobos’s music at the age of 15 when I was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain,” he says of the famous Brazilian composer that inspires his work ...

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My Page: On Paulinho Garcia & Noel Rosa

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:31 pm



I'm excited to tell you about a new project Chicago's Paulinho Garcia is working on: A cabaret-style showcase of the music of Noel Rosa, with a "one night only" performance which coincides with Rosa's birthday on December 11th.

Rosa is often referred to as ‘Brazil’s Cole Porter’; a convenient comparison given the era in which these two lived. But Porter’s Jazz Age was far different than Brazil’s, which was preparing to broaden its popular musical horizons only a decade or so after Samba’s birth in the hills above old Rio.

    

 Today, Noel Rosa is hailed as Brazil’s first pop songwriter. Wikipedia fills in some of the blanks for this creative musical pioneer:

Noel de Medeiro ...

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QuemQueQuando! / Cafezinho: Eleições ...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:31 pm



















 

CONSULADO-GERAL DO BRASIL EM CHICAGO

Eleições para o Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior

 

O Consulado-Geral em Chicago informa a todos os brasileiros residentes em sua jurisdição que o processo eleitoral para o Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior - CRBE deverá ocorrer entre o final de outubro e o início de novembro, afim de que os Conselheiros possam tomar posse em dezembro, por ocasião da III Conferência “Brasileiros no Mundo”.

O processo de votação pela internet será simples. O brasileiro informará seus dados e, em seguida, poderá votar.

Em princípio, o processo eleitoral será inteiramente pela int ...

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