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,...
Featuring Jonia McClenney

Featuring Jonia McClenney

Born in Recife in the state of Pernambuco in the Northeast of Brazil, Jonia started Brazilian folk dances such as pastoril, frevo, xaxado and forro when she was just four years old. By the age of 10, she was studying jazz and hip hop, and by age 13 she fell in love...
Planet Samba

Planet Samba

By Lindenberg Junior / Translation: Christine Di Stefano Despite some similarities, Samba and Jazz have distinctively different origins and line of development. One of the factors that add to this is that Brazilian slave owners allowed their slaves to continue their...