From the Amazon to the World

From the Amazon to the World

By Lindenberg Junior | *English Edition: Ann Fain The North of Brazil, which includes the states of Para, Amazon, Acre, Roraima and Rondonia, is most known for its Indian influence. They have a diet rich in fish, root vegetables like yams or yucca and powerful and...
“Churrasco”, The Brazilian Barbecue

“Churrasco”, The Brazilian Barbecue

By Livia Caroline Neves / Translation: Una P. Cavalcante The primitive barbecue have been important in the concept of what, today, we call community. Since then, the barbecue crossed boundaries and reached the world. BBQ to Americans, Parrillada to Argentineans or...
Trout with Passion-Fruit Sauce

Trout with Passion-Fruit Sauce

By Lindenberg Junior ropical Ingredients in the Contemporary Cuisine. We are initiating a tradition in this first of many editions of Soul Brasil. We want to reach your soul, go beyond the limitations of paper and offer you a taste. It’s like a kiss in the...
It all Started in Rio

It all Started in Rio

By Stephanie Ozer We thought it was going to be just a simple vacation – and that would have been enough. We thought, 10 days away from the kids, in an exciting city far away, the city of the music we love so much…. It was Tuesday, our second night in Rio,...
Recipe: Bahian Coconut Shrimp

Recipe: Bahian Coconut Shrimp

By Lindenberg Junior Many types of fish, shellfish and chicken can be made into moquecas. It’s native from the state of Bahia, in the northeast of Brazil, where cooking with creamy coconut milk is a part of daily life. Other common ingredients used in this State...
Same Old Song

Same Old Song

By Peter Ludwig There’s no accounting for why we each repeat the same pointless ritual every day, despite failure after failure.  Every day we spin and spin through the radio dial trying to find original and interesting music.  Click…heard it,...
Political Corruption Embedded in a Nation

Political Corruption Embedded in a Nation

By José Ricardo Aguilar Brazil is highly known for its diverse and dynamic culture. This population is the product of a long-going “melting pot” that has combined ethnicities from all over the globe. This mixing of cultures resulted in a nation unlike any other. Here,...
Divine Instruments and the Magic of Music

Divine Instruments and the Magic of Music

By Lindenberg Junior As the Middle Ages wise men used to say, to play an instrument whether you have musical skills or not, or just to participate in a musical ritual regardless of the instrument you play, enhances your chances of establishing a connection with your...
Cultural Beat

Cultural Beat

By Claudia Lyra During the time of carnaval, everyone talks about samba and axé music, but in this article we’ll remember some other long forgotten or, at least, not very well exposed rhythms that show a colorful Brazil. They are Maracatu, Côco, Bumba Meu Boi,...
The Brazilian Way

The Brazilian Way

By Jana Lessa It’s charming, its’ cultural, its’ all about being a Brazilian. The “O Jeitinho” can be described as the way Brazilians live their life, the way they make decisions, the way they love and so forth. For us Brazilians,...
Uncle Sam-Ba!

Uncle Sam-Ba!

By Julia Melim Brazil is becoming more popular each year due to our economic growth, which is now among the 6th strongest economies in the world, surpassing even England. President Obama makes sure to include Brazil in his addresses to the nation regarding foreign...
Brazilian Faith

Brazilian Faith

By Katia Moraes In the beginning of November I heard that my friend Daniel had a nervous breakdown. Some people brought him to a hospital after asking a doctor to evaluate his problem. This made me think about how melancholy some Brazilians get in the end of the year....
The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

By Richard J. Maybury How well do you know the story of Thanksgiving? The official Thanksgiving story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America, and establishing the Plymouth Colony in the winter of 1620-1621. This first winter is hard, and half the...
Men with a Brazilian Accent

Men with a Brazilian Accent

By Carol Mendes | Translation by Julia Melim Optimistic, happy, caring, charming… so many adjectives to define the Brazilian man. According to Sergio Buarque de Holanda Brazilian critic, historian and journalist, the male from the tropics acts on his emotion and his...