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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Children in Rio’s Maré favela complex will have the opportunity to learn play classical music and instruments with Orquestra Maréimbau. The orchestra, run by local NGO Instituto Staumbor, opened registrations...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 25,000 people gathered in Parque de Madureira in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) Sunday, April 28th, for the third annual Batalha do Passinho semi-final. The dance battle gives dancers...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jazz aficionados across Rio were no doubt happy to learn that the famous ‘Jazz at the Maze’ nights began again last week after being on hiatus since December. An intriguing...
By Helen Trouten Torres, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Several talented young musicians and artists from some of Rio’s favelas have joined together with some of the city’s more privileged young people for the opportunity to develop their...
By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In 2008, Rio's former deputy governor Álvaro Lins approved law 5.265 which established special rules for rave and baile funk parties. The law stated that the police could forbid such parties...
By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In a notoriously violent favela in Rio's North Zone lives a thirteen-year-old boy named Eric Marley. His early childhood in the Terra Encantada (Enchanted Land) slum was plagued by gang...
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