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

Personalidade! / Profile: Big Wave Wo...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:30 pm

~ Big waves and now a big name. In April, Brazil’s Carlos Burle was named the first-ever Big Wave World Champion as the winner of the Big Wave World Tour surfing circuit. ~ Sean

The tour seeks to promote big wave surfing. Brazil is home to some great surf, and great surfers. The size of waves these surfers glide down is gigantic and it is mesmerizing to see them at work. Burle is happy to be the first king of the big waves and recently sat down with ESPN to discuss this burgeoning sport, his career on the water, and his life back in Brazil:

“I devoted my life to this sport and to become the first champ of the Big Wave Tour in history at my age it is much more than I expected,” said Bur ...

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Experience! / Profile: Wedding Bells,...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:30 pm

~ Traditionally, the honeymoon usually follows the wedding, but leave it to two enterprising Brazil Club types to turn the tables on matrimony by giving Rand McNally’s globe a good spin. And it turns out that saying “I do” is just as easy in Portuguese as it is in English. ~ Sean

Brazilian wedding? You bet – right in the heart of Rio.

One Washington D.C. couple is taking their love of each, and Brazilian music, into consideration in planning their upcoming nuptials. As the Washington Post reports, Amy Bormet, 25, and her fiancé, Matt Dievendorf, 30, have budgeted $5,000 for an October wedding in Rio – and as much as four weeks to revel in the music they both love. The couple had this t ...

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Personalidade! / Profile: Helio Meets...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:30 pm

~ Brazil’s three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ champ Helio Castroneves comes from a creatively prestigious family: One of his uncles is Bossa Nova pioneer Oscar Castro-Neves.  Recently, Helio geared up for a visit with the mayors of the Western Hemisphere’s two largest cities. ~ Scott

Helio Castroneves doesn't recall what exactly was on the menu - which is understandable. He was engrossed in conversations. The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion was among the guests Aug. 18 at the residence of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was hosting a dinner party in honor of Sao Paulo (Brazil) Mayor Gilberto Kassab.

Other guests at the table included model A ...

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Experience! / Profile: The Moon Handb...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/04/2012 - 03:30 pm

~ Thanks to the Internet, preparing for a memorable Brazilian trip is both easier – and more difficult – that ever. But we’ve found that a well-written travel guide will always have a place in your carry-on and your bookshelf. ~ Scott

     Moon Handbooks Brazil (2007)     Purchase this book

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Unique most of the world’s most dynamic counties, Brazil as a tourist destination offers its visitors the opportunity to sample a seemingly unending variety of experiences: everything from a trek through the Amazon rainforest to the hemispheric touchstone of the true African culture to Rio’s sun-kisses beaches.

And providing up-to-date and fully accurate information on entertainment, eat ...

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