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Roberto Menescal’s Salad Dressing

Rio's Bossa Nova legend was in front of the cameras over the weekend, at Village Porto de Galinhas just south of far northeastermn city...

Firemen, João Gilberto and Columbia University

Anyone who’s closely followed João Gilberto’s career over the decades knows of his proclivity for unpredictable behavior. Stories abound, passing from fact to legend....

New Ink Brings A Fan Story For Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins has seen it all as a Brazilian musical icon: the dawn of a new democracy, the vanguard of MPB’s best years plus...

Where “Out” Means Something Completely Different to Brazilian Dogs

In case you haven’t noticed, sometimes things work a little differently in Brazil. Pizza is better, coffee is definitely better (even at Starbucks) and...

The Girl From Ipanema Has Legs, Strikes Gold

Did you know that Bossa Nova’s timeless love song, ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ won a gold medal in music streaming following the opening ceremony...

Rewind: Prince At Rock In Rio

It was mid-January, 1991 and word spread quickly through a grassroots movement of fans rushing from across the continent to see Prince at Rock...

Got A Minute? The Music Is The Message

When it comes to music, creativity and TV commercials, Brazil is in a class by itself: Coca-Cola tapped Antonio Carlos Jobim for the rights...

The Amazing Musical Life of Cauby Peixoto

It is said that, at the very beginning of his career, Cauby Peixoto hired a manger. “You just show up on stage and sing,”...

Alex Atala Loves Brazilian Food

It’s bad enough that so few people outside Brazil know much about the country’s cuisine. But Alex Atala finds it particularly galling that even...

Ana Bondarenko-Machado’s ‘Copacabana Beach’

When it comes to Brazil as a source of inspiration, you don’t have to look far: it turns out that the artist for this...