Tag: Luiz Gonzaga

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the "Forró de Rabeca" festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil's Northeast. Starting...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Festivals throughout Rio de Janeiro will commemorate Dia Nacional do Forró (National Forró Day) today, Saturday, December 13th with City Hall sponsoring the main free celebration which will include...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Anyone who attended the Festas Juninas that started last month is likely familiar with the sounds of forró, the popular music and dance style from the Northeast. A traditional folkloric genre, forró...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a competition that was as spectacularly contested as ever, Zona Norte (North Zone) samba school, Unidos da Tijuca, has been named the winner of Rio’s Carnival...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - On Saint Lucia’s Day, December 13, 1912, one of the most important Brazilian musicians of the last century was born. Luiz Nascimento Gonzaga from Recife, otherwise known as ‘o rei...



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