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Music Interview: Flávia Durante + São Paulo

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  For us, there is no one who better embodies the idea of a Renaissance woman in São Paulo, Brazil as much Flávia Durante. Durante is a journalist, a dj, a music producer, and in her role as publicist, has worked with bands like CSS, Bonde do Rolê, Supercordas, Cidadão Instigado, The Name, Comunidade Nin-Jitsu, record companies like Trama, EMI ... Read More »

The Prado at 60 Mph, Alternate Carnivals, and Where to Drink at NYFW

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Porto da Pedra School of Samba is planning a tribute to fashion for this year’s Carnival in Rio with a collection of appropriately festive costumes. (JC Report)   Oh, and here are some alternative Carnival destinations in case you’ve already done everything (and everyone) in Rio. (Matador)   High speed arting! Get in and out of the Prado in less ... Read More »

A Bit of Brazil in San Francisco

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Brazil is one of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet, so is it any wonder it keeps producing some of the coolest music in the world?   Throughout January, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is celebrating Brazil’s cultural contributions with a four-part documentary series, A Bit of Brazilian Music on Film, which runs through Jan. ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Brazil

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Can there be many more musical countries than Brazil? You don’t have to wait for carnival to see dancing in the streets of Rio, and anyone who’s ever witnessed that utter carnage that rolls into town along with the Rock in Rio can’t deny the passion oozing from the musical core of this city. It’s not all about Rio, of ... Read More »

Making Music, Making Change

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We’ve been hearing a lot recently about Brazilian artist Carlinhos Brown. So we were psyched to see a story in the ‘New York Times’, about how the singer-songwriter-percussionist has changed his neighborhood of in Salvador, Brazil’s third-largest city. Reporting from Candyall Ghetto Square, the Candeal Pequeno studio where Brown records with his percussion band Timbalada, the Times talked to Brown ... Read More »

Disaster Movie

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Yesterday we had a good laugh at the expense of the cast of ’2012.’ But a look at the film’s official trailer got us thinking … is no landmark safe from Hollywood effects people? Can you spot the ones that get destroyed in ’2012′? Let’s find them…after the jump.   Read More »

Funky Friday: Funk Carioca

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Brazil has produced more than its fair share of danceable music — samba, bossa nova and tropicalia, just to name a few. But none makes us want to hit the club more than funk carioca, Rio’s hometown brew of funky, freaky and downright dirty dance music. This relatively new brand of Brazilian dance music is an offshoot of Miami bass ... Read More »

Art and Music in the ‘City of God’

It looks like the Olympics are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of our favorite cities in the world. It’s also the setting for one of our favorite films — City of God. While the athletes and tourists will be treated to the high life during the 2016 games, the 2002 film shows another side of the city, the ... Read More »

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