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  • Caetano VEloso em Vegas
    Top Brazilian musicians in the SFJAZZ lineup for 2014-2015 season
    As many of you already know, Brazil is a country where music seems to run in the Brazilians’ veins. Rhythm and swing are everywhere, and so are suites of unique, intimate, and soothing sounds. Brazil has a style of music for each taste....
  • Samba Az dancers
    Arizona hosts the 1st Annual National Samba Queen contest in Phoenix
    Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia, Brazil, and with its roots Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly Angola and the Congo.Samba is recognized around the world as a...
  • Free Samba and Krav Maga classes in April
    Free Samba and Krav Maga classes in April
    Has Dancing with the Stars inspired you to Samba? Rather learn to defend yourself? Here's your chance to experiment with both for free at Athleta in The Grove each weekend in April.Sashay over to Samba every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m....
  • South Bay Women's Conference
    Get to know the members of the South Bay Women’s Conference
    Join the South Bay Business Women Association for a Get to Know Us Mixer on Tuesday, February 25.After a highly successful kick-off mixer in January, the second networking event will be held at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse from 5:30 to 7:30p.m.The...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale video: TLC sings ‘No Scrubs’ during Samba Relay
    'Dancing With the Stars' Finale video: TLC sings ‘No Scrubs’ during Samba Relay
    The fans of Dancing With the Stars got to see a very lively finale performance during the Samba Relay on Monday night. Taking the dance floor with some sexy moves, the couples showcased their Samba as they rocked the ballroom and gave every move...
  • Jorge Aragão
    Jorge Aragão live at Café Cocomo in San Francisco, on August 31, 2013
    Authentic samba virtuose from Rio de Janeiro in San Francisco this weekend for another memorable concert produced by Nativa Productions: Jorge Aragão plays live at Café Cocomo, in San Francisco, on August 31, 2013.Raised in the traditional samba...
  • Lois Albez
    Lois Albez & Samba Nova at Cezanne
    Come out and enjoy Mother's Day weekend with Lois Albez and Samba Nova, Saturday, May 11th from 9:00 pm to midnight at Cezanne. Cezanne is located at 4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX, 77006 right about the Black Labrador. Price for this event...
  • Rio Carnival Dancers
    Samba dancers hit the streets in Brazil preparing for this year's Rio Carnival
    Many samba schools were out rehearsing their samba routines over the weekend, according to a Jan. 21, Associated Press report, in preparation for Brazil’s big Carnival event which begins on Saturday, Feb. 9, and continues for four days.The...
  • Shawn Johnson Derek Hough and  Mark Ballas - Samba Trio Dance- Dancing with the Stars week 8
    ‘Dancing with the Stars’ week 8 controversy: Shawn Johnson’s low score
    Judge and fan favorite Shawn Johnson was at the center of this week’s controversy on Season 15 “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars.” The Olympic winning gymnast performed an intense Samba that irritated head judge Len Goodman. The...
  • Brasil Fest Chicago
    Brasil Fest Chicago on Sunday promises all day music and dancing
    According to Julia E. Sweig'sarticle "A New Global Player" in the November/December 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs published by the Council on Foreign Relations:"In the last decade, Brazil has recast itself as a global brand and...
  • Brazilian Carnival a cause for celebration at Skinny's in NoHo
    Brazilian Carnival a cause for celebration at Skinny’s in NoHo
    Hot summer nights easily evoke a festive mood. Add to that, the vibrancy of Brazilian music and dance, and that party atmosphere can easily explode into a Carnival, complete with pulsating drummers and feather-adorned beauties.Ready to transform...
  • The Ailey Extension kicks off NYC Dance Week with World Dance Celebration
    The Ailey Extension kicks off NYC Dance Week with World Dance Celebration
    ‘Dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people’ – this was Alvin Ailey’s legacy that now lives through his school’s Ailey Extension, a program dedicated to bringing dance to every person in the...
  • Rio de Janeiro Carnaval
    Rio de Janeiro Carnaval
    Heard of the song “The Girl from Ipenema” and wanted to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? What a wonderful vacation to take and especially during Carnaval.Carnaval is the most famous holiday in Brazil and it is filled with 4 days of energy...
  • Emiliano hotel
    Sao's Paulo's best kept secret
    Standing lanky and unadulterated on the poshest street-- Oscar Freire Street-- in Sao Paulo, the 57-room Emiliano hotel, also in the Jardins, is a quiet alternative to the Unique’s brassy vibe. Designed by Brazilian architect Arthur de...
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    From Brazil (and Portugal) with love, Paulinho Garcia's samba history lesson
    You don’t have to speak Portuguese to love the language or glean its meaning. The susurrus of whispery consonants; the hint of emotion in the nascent nasality of its vowels; the melodies in its inflections and the rush of its rhythms –...
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