Samba Creation and Brazilian Identity

Samba Creation and Brazilian Identity

Here in this article we will assume that the “urban” samba begun in the 1930’s in Rio de Janeiro, and that the origin of urban samba came from the samba-de-roda that is linked to capoeira and the slaves that came from Africa during the 19th century.  Basically...
Reflections on Brazil

Reflections on Brazil

By Judy Piazza I can still smell Brazil in my clothes…I am reluctant to wash them. Their scent reminds me of the salt air, of shrimp vended on crowded beaches along with sun lotions and all nature of other items, of Brazilian night sounds, sensuous and smooth guitar...
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,...
Favela-Funk

Favela-Funk

By Luciana de Alencar | Translation: Christine Di Stefano At the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, funk, a musical style created by black North Americans, surged in popularity in Brazil. The first to identify with funk were the youth who lived in the...
Working Visa for Foreigners in Brazil

Working Visa for Foreigners in Brazil

Initially, this type of visa “Temporary V – Work Visa” can be issued to persons who travel to Brazil to work and/or perform any services under contract, including scientists, researchers, technicians, professionals, and Maritimes. The good news is that the General...
Brazil and the Use of Medical Marijuana

Brazil and the Use of Medical Marijuana

The Brazilian Government Health Agency (ANVISA) which is responsible for approving citizen importation of medicines and botanical remedies from outside of Brazil, has approved the use of medical marijuana for Parkinson’s disease and following Epilepsy that was...