São Paulo Diaries
Back in my little Brazilian ghetto in London, whenever we played Brazilian music at parties, everyone loved it. It didn’t really matter if it was funk, country, rock or samba. Everyone would sing along and even dance – because doing so gave us a sense of belonging, it brought us back home for a few moments.
Normally, life in São Paulo – just like in many other huge cities – is one hell of a rat race. The traffic jams, the heat, the rain, the overcrowding. Add to that the present festive season mayhem. You want
Thousands of tourists come to see the Christmas decorations in Avenida Paulista – our Oxford Street equivalent at this time of the year. The most impressive decorations are funded by banks, notably Bradesco, Itaú and Santander. The mayor’s office also
When I was living in London, attending one or more music festivals was one of the main things to look forward to in the summer. I went to quite a few over the last decade: Glastonbury, T in the Park,