Tag: Samba

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...
By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In 2008, Rio's former deputy governor Álvaro Lins approved law 5.265 which established special rules for rave and baile funk parties. The law stated that the police could forbid such parties...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The roots of Africa in Brazil run as deep as the country's settlement. The African culture has gifted its music, dance and culture to Latin America, and continues to be celebrated...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Many Gringos would have to admit, no doubt to the eternal chagrin of the average Brazilian, that they were familiar with Ipanema Beach long before they knew the country's capital city....
By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Within Rio's vast urban sprawl of nearly half a million square miles, from beaches to mountains, favelas to highrises, a little over six million people live and work. The city...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The multi-ethnic band will launch their latest work Friday 19th at the Circo Voador in Lapa, set to be a fantastic event with many surprises and artistic attractions. Psicotropical Musik Vol...
By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Casuarina is a samba group that started out in Lapa during the revitalization of the area in 2001 and now, eight years later, the band is ready to record its first...

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