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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa do Jongo, an award-winning Afro-Brazilian cultural center located in the neighborhood of Madureira, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has reopened after briefly closing for...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, August 12th, Luís de Camões square, in Glória, hosts the sixteenth edition of "Feira Colméia" (Beehive Fair), from 8AM to 1PM. Run by female entrepreneurs, the market aims...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On July 9th, the Valongo Wharf, in Rio's Port Zone, was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Being the largest entry point for African slaves in the Americas, "Cais...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Esporte RJ (Sport RJ) project, provided by Rio's Secretary of State for Sport, Leisure and Youth (SEELJE), has resumed activities for the start of the 2017 season. The free...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portuguese for Foreigners language school, Caminhos Language Centre, not only follows a communicative approach when teaching Portuguese to their students at their school in Ipanema, but also includes numerous extra...
By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - Using revolutionary natural movement techniques, Ginastica Natural is inspired by practices such as capoeira, Brazilian jui-jitsu and yoga. This style of fitness training was invented by Alvaro Romano who created...
By Dorien Boxhoorn and Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil lies so heavy with African influence that the term "Afro-Brazilian" is almost redundant.  Indeed, in no other country outside the African continent is the influence of...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who may have missed Carnival this year need not feel despondent. Plataforma restaurant in Leblon puts on a cabaret show that promises to recreate the festival magic every weekend....
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - If you’ve been in Brazil for any length of time, you’ve probably seen Capoeira. Whether it’s lean and toned Brazilians doing back flips on the beach, or wizened old...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Capoeira in Rio de Janeiro has evolved a lot over the past century. It went through a particularly rough period in the early years of the twentieth century when...
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