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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar. The...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL - Since Friday, May 25th, Cidade das Artes, in Barra, hosts the Rio H2K international dance festival, dedicated to the urban dance expressions from around the world. The eighth edition of...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday Tuesday, May 8th, Arquivo Nacional (Brazil's National Archives) in Centro opened the exhibit "130 anos da Abolição da Escravatura” (130 Years of the Abolition of Slavery). Running though Saturday, May...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, May 5th, Praça Luís de Camões square, in Glória, will host the Carioca celebration of Europe Day. In its third edition, the free event pays tribute to the...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Cariocas and other locals will gather on Rio's streets to pay tribute to Saint George (São Jorge, in Portuguese), one of the city's favorite saints in the lead-up...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Thursday, April 12th, the Saint Petersburg State Ballet on Ice will be opening a short season at Teatro Bradesco Rio, in Barra da Tijuca. The Russian company will debut...
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 - On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio's Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school stood out for its impeccable performance on the first night of Grupo Especial's championship. Considered the most likely school to be first placed...
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