Rendezvous In Rio - Michael Palin's 'Brazil'

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/10/2016 - 11:53 am


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Michael Palin's 'Brazil' 

Every Wednesday in August, we’ll post links to a new episode of Michael Palin’s documentary series, ‘Brazil’ on YouTube. An excellent way to learn more about the country, its people and cultural diversity.

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Episode Four: The Deep South                                               View this hour-long episode in HD

On his final leg of his journey, Michael starts in the picture perfect town of Parati where he meets up with Prince João de Bragança, heir to the defunct throne of Brazil. In Embraer and Sao Paolo Michael meets some of Brazil's successful politicians, heads of business and TV soap stars, who all have mixed opinions on Brazil's future. After experiencing the beauty and serenity of the vast wetlands of The Pantanal, Michael comes to his journey’s end at the magnificent Iguazu falls where he concludes that Brazil has much to offer the world as it takes its place as a new potential superpower.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 

Episode Three: Road To Rio                                                    View this hour-long episode in HD

On the road to Rio, Michael visits the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth - the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. Here, he meets some ordinary Brazilians dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the state. On to Rio De Janeiro, host to the next Olympics and World Cup. Rio has always been a party town, but it’s also blighted by drugs and gang violence. Michael learns how the authorities are hoping to bring the favelas back into the city. He also learns how to celebrate a goal like a Brazilian radio commentator, and books a room in one of the city’s famous ‘love hotels’!

 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 

Episode Two: Out of Africa                                                    View this hour-long episode in HD

Michael travels on several rivers through the very heart of Amazonia. He meets the Yanomami tribe, and talks to their spokesperson about the threats to their way of life. He visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House, and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. Travelling ever southwards to the upper reaches of the Xingu river he is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples. This leg of his journey ends in the capital Brasilia, where Michael meets up with rock star and political activist Dinho Ouro Preto.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode One: Out of Africa                                                    View this hour-long episode in HD

Michael Palin’s Brazilian odyssey begins in the North East, where modern Brazil was born. He starts in the city of Sao Luis before travelling down the coast to Recife and Salvador, dropping in on the vaqueros – Brazilian Cowboys – who work on vast cattle ranches. His travels also take him south to the stunning coastal lagoons of the Lencois Maranhenses national park. In Salvador he learns to drum with the famous Olodum school and has a lesson in how to cook Bahian-style, before finding out what lies behind the beguiling moves of Capoeria dancers.


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