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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thursday, February 2nd marks the official day if Iemanjá, the goddess of the sea celebrated by Afrobrazilian religions including Candomblé and Umbanda. Celebrations will take place throughout the city, with...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Year's Eve in Brazil is accompanied by grand celebrations referred to as Réveillion (New Year’s Eve party), and beyond the fireworks and festivities are a number of popular traditions. One...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Salvador, the capital city of Bahia state and the former capital of the country under the Portuguese, is encouraging visitors to come and see in 2016 on its streets....
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pioneers and masters of the death metal genre, American band Cannibal Corpse will finally bring their brutal and controversial sound to Rio on Thursday, June 20th as they play Lapa’s...
By Dorien Boxhoorn and Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil lies so heavy with African influence that the term "Afro-Brazilian" is almost redundant.  Indeed, in no other country outside the African continent is the influence of...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Many travelers who visit Rio fall in love with the Cidade Maravilhosa, and a week’s vacation turns into two, then three...and before you know it you’ve been here a...
By Martin Kocandrle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The streets are packed with revelers as everyone gets caught up in one of Rio de Janeiro's most anticipated events, Carnival. For the notorious reputation it has as one of...
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