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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 2,000 residents of Rio de Janeiro's Complexo do Maré favela and hundreds of its supporters gathered on Tuesday to protest against the excessive police violence in their community, which...
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 Leo Cutting, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Michael Palin is surely one of the world’s most well-traveled television presenters, as the former Monty Python star admits, he has become famous for being “the man who’s been...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New construction scheduled for a complex of police stations, combined with announcements of the reinforcement officers and UPPs in Zona Norte (North Zone), has set the stage for an increasing...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Every Saturday, Acadêmicos do Salgueiro throws a samba party, staging a run-off as associates compete for a glorified spot in the official Carnaval parade. Obligatorily, the competition unrolls with all...
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