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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Lagoa Bier Fest is back to Rio this weekend. From this Friday, October 20th, to Sunday, October 22nd, the free fair takes place at Parque dos Patins, in Lagoa,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio lost a precious part of its musical history last Monday, October 16th, when Centro Cultural Estudantina Musical (or Gafieira Estudantina) closed its doors after almost ninety...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tonight and tomorrow, October 11th and 12th, the Rio International Film Festival presents the "Rio, Pipoca e Biscoito" (Rio, Popcorn and Cookies) with diverse musical artists from Brazil's MPB scene...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Sunday, October 8th, the Feira das Yabás returns to the Paulo da Portela Square, in Oswaldo Cruz, Zona Norte. One of the most authentic Afro Brazilian culture's celebrations, the...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jazz lovers in Rio have just gained a new reason to celebrate. Tonight, August 31st, the iconic Blue Note jazz club from New York officially opens its Carioca branch in...
Letter to the Editor, by Tom Moon RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was nearly 2AM on an average Wednesday, and the crowds around Lapa were beginning to thin out. I was walking with a friend from New York who...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the next month, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Arpoador's Studio RJ venue are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the legendary Jazzmania, the former venue who's spirit today lives on...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) singer-songwriter Vanessa da Mata will perform music legend's Tom Jobim's classics during a free concert on the sands of Ipanema beach at...
By Tony Maiella, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It is hard to meet a Carioca who hasn’t heard of Chico Buarque. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of knowing his work, Chico (as he is known)...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Lapa's famous venue Circo Voador once again hosted a world-class show, as the Brazilian-American MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) singer Bebel Gilberto finished her world tour introducing her latest album...
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