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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, June 29th will see Brazilian singer-songwriter João Bosco take the stage of the Vivo Rio Arena to launch his new album ‘Mano Que Zuera,’ almost a decade since...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There aren’t many names in Brazilian music bigger than Jorge Ben Jor, and fans of his oeuvre will be delighted to know that he will be playing two nights at...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Marking forty years since the release of the album, ‘Refavela,’ Bem and Gilberto Gil are taking up a three-night residency (Monday, May 21st - Wednesday, May 23rd) at Rio’s Theatro...
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...
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