“Rent a Friend” in Brazil

“Rent a Friend” in Brazil

By Carol Mendes | Translation: Ann Fain Sightseeing in a strange city is always easier in the company of someone familiar with the local area, but also with someone who knows the alternatives and the secret places that only the “locals” know about. Since...
Brazilian Soul Flavor

Brazilian Soul Flavor

By Lindenberg Junior | English edition/review by Ann Fain The Brazilian cuisine has been strongly influenced by Portuguese colonization, the African roots brought by the slaves during the eighteen century, as well the Italian, German, Syrian and Lebanese immigrants,...
The Best Jazz Festivals in Brazil

The Best Jazz Festivals in Brazil

Born in New Orleans, United States, the jazz arose from the interaction between the contradictions of America. Considered an innovation-based art, which reinvents itself as it’s created, jazz has in its particularity the freedom and improvisation between personal...
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...
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,...
Estados Unidos do Brasil

Estados Unidos do Brasil

Por Julia Melim É muito bonito ver a comunidade brasileira se unindo em Los Angeles, apoiando uns aos outros e trazendo o melhor do nosso país para os Estados Unidos. Parece que estamos finalmente atingindo a globalização do cinema e o Brasil é, definitivamente, parte...
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...
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...