By Tony Maiella, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Whether it’s samba, pagode, bossa nova, choro, or rock that you enjoy, Rio has a bit of it all. Anybody who heads to Lapa on a Friday night will see this musical diversity with from all walks of life around the Arcos da Lapa (arches of Lapa). Still, Lapa is just one concentrated hotbed of the amazing live music scene, every neighborhood has something to offer for great shows and venues.

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