Posts Tagged 'Brazil'

Is Michel Teló a good thing for Brazilian music?

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.

The Hippie-Chic Village of Trancoso

Trancoso is a small Bahian town, founded in 1586 with just two rows of houses, a lawn and a church. Now, it’s been renovated into hotels, bars and restaurants, creating a charming travel destination.

They are guilty

Graffitti near my place: “The government is to blame for crimes in the city…” “Corrupt police…”

My everyday padaria treat

One of the things I missed the most while living abroad was my daily trips to the local padaria (bakery). The smell of freshly baked goods and coffee, the banter with the staff, the sense of community. You don’t need

João Pessoa: An Escape for Life

I had read a lot about João Pessoa and it seemed to be a good place for our young family for all the right reasons. I was particularly interested in the cultural side of things: plenty of theatres, parks, places

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Latin America 2011 Conference

The Latin America 2011 Conference is the perfect opportunity to find out the latest developments in Latin America with speakers from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, Honduras, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina and across the continent.

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Lygia Pape's Magnetized Space

The first major exhibition from Lygia Pape – one of Brazil’s leading artists – in the UK. Magnetized Space brings together well-known and previously unseen works, spanning sculpture, performance, paintings, films, poems, engravings and collages from Pape.

2manyDJs Brazilian Mix

Batuta Discos is a brand new mix from 2manyDJs – part of their Radio Soulwax project – featuring an hour of Brazilian vinyl collected from their various trips to Brazil over the years. As you would expect from 2manyDJs it

A Brazilian foodie living in London

I was born in São Paulo, brought up in a Swiss-German and Spanish-Italian mixed family. I moved to London 20 years ago and it took me a while to understand the cultural richness of my new home.

Boipeba's Natural Marvels

Boipeba – much-hyped in recent years as the hot, new, unspoilt Brazilian beach destination – certainly runs the risk of suffering this fate. One of the islands of the Tinharé archipelago, off the southern stretch of the coast of Bahia state, Boipeba is undoubtedly a paradise.