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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Wednesday, August 2nd, SESI cultural center in Centro opens the free exhibit "MUSICA BRASILIS - 5 séculos de música” (Musica Brasilis - 5 centuries of music). Through August 9th...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Verão 2014 music festival will be displaying the best of the popular music scene in Brazil today, April 5th, with shows across the country, including Rio de Janeiro....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dubbed the biggest baile funk (Carioca funk music party) in the world, the Rio Parada Funk (The Rio Funk Stop) returns with its third edition this Sunday, November 24th....
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The launch of the Festa REWIND party is happening tonight at Alto Vidigal, at the top of Rio's Vidigal favela overlooking Leblon and Ipanema. Three DJs and one percussionist will...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ‘4 Anos de Funk’ party will take place this Saturday on Leme Beach starting at 4PM, after being postponed from April due to torrential rains. The party is to...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, April 13th Botafogo Social Club (BSC) is hosting their fourth anniversary party at Alto Vidigal. The party will bring together all BSC’s resident DJs together for the first...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the distinct sounds of Rio, Baile Funk can be heard blasting from the many favelas of the city, even from long distances due to its unmistakably distinct...
By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter The Formative Years – Rio's Black Music Explosion The name Funk Carioca is taken directly from the musical genre pioneered by James Brown in the mid 1960s after he seized upon Little Richard's funked up rock...
By Thaís Britto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - If you are a music lover, Rio is a good place to be at any time of the year. The richness of Brazilian music is well known all over the world...
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