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

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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Personalidade! / Feature: Remembering...

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

~ Johnny Alf gave a generation of young Brazilians their first glimpses of the musical style which would evolve to become Bossa Nova – helping to change the course of Brazilian pop. The 80 year-old pianist, songwriter and singer passed away in São Paulo on March 4th. ~  Sean

     

Learn more about Johnny Alf

Sample one of his best albums

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Born Alfredo Jose da Silva into a lower middle-class family in Rio de Janeiro on May 19, 1929, Johnny Alf was the son of a Brazilian army colonel who had fought in the country’s 1932 civil war, and died in combat when Alf was only three years old. His mother worked as a maid and often took her young son to work with her. A woman whom she ...

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