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Olympic Rings at the beach

Written on the 3rd of August, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Dear reader, It seems as though we are waiting for the invasion to happen.  Walking down on Leme beach you see foreigners with credentials around their neck.  Looking a tad more stressed than the general tourist. We have waited for years now,

6 Carnival Songs you need to Learn!

Street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Street Carnival in Rio de JaneiroIf you have been jumping around in the Carnival blocos (street parties) you have probably noticed that  people in the street are chanting a series of Carnival Marches.  Most of these are traditional songs from when Traditional Carnival Parties (Baile de Carnaval)  in Rio was

Get your Carnival Gear on

Meninas da puc

Carnival is  traditionally a  Catholic tradition with  3-day day celebration ending on ash wednesday.  According to the tradition after tree days of feast, the 40 day fast begins.  The feast was soon translated into  excessive partying and in Brazil it is greatly a celebration of Brazilian culture and music. The

Where to stay in Ipanema

 Walk on the beach of Ipanema and you will feel the true spirit of the carioca.  Leblon is the neighborhood next to Ipanema and the two are actually only separated by a canal called Jardim do Alah.   On sunday's the street at the beachfront Avenida Viera Souto are  free of

The Master of the Bandolin

Hamilton de Holanda

The Brazilian Master of the Bandolin, Hamilton de Hollanda, is also a master of interacting instrumental music in different musical styles. Yesterday night at Circo Voador in Lapa the fist presentation of Baile do Almedinha which will have sequence of four presentations started. The heavy rain on a wednesday night did not stop

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