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Atabaque Nzinga: documentary about Afro-Brazilian culture

November 14, 2012

Directed by Octávio Bezerra and starred by great TV actress Taís Araújo, the 2007 documentary “Atabaque Nzinga” is an overview …

Feel good video: 30 stranded dolphins saved by beach crowd

March 8, 2012 2 Comments

Last Monday, 30 dolphins got stranded in the sand banks of a beach of Arraial da Ajuda, in the state …

Coretos, Brazilian bandstands

October 17, 2011

Almost all Brazilian cities were constructed around a central square which generally includes the main church or cathedral, gardens, cement …

What if Brazilian states were nations?

September 15, 2011 3 Comments

The Economist magazine asks this question in this week’s edition and reveals that:

São Paulo’s Gross Domestic Product and GDP per capita could …

Azulejos – the Portuguese tiles everywhere in Brazil

August 29, 2011

Azulejos, the very typical Portuguese white and blue tilework, can still be found in several Brazilian cities, generally remnant from …

Nova Friburgo in the 19th Century – photos from Dom Pedro II collection

August 26, 2011 One Comment

Settled by 2,000 Swiss immigrants in the northern mountains of the state of Rio, Nova Friburgo has a vague alpine …