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Brazilians Speak Portuguese, Not Spanish. Here’s Why.

Planning some Brazilian Day festivities? A little Portuguese might add to the ambiance.  Brazilians speak Portuguese and not Spanish. As the only country in South...

10 Questions with Ricardo Silveira

10 questions with Ricardo Silveira reveals a portrait of international musicianship. For the better part of three decades this Brazilian guitarist has consistently and...

Muito Unico by Jean Felix

Muito Unico is an unmatched collection of softly styled MPB with José Luis Bonfá’s songwriting skills to frame talented Jean Felix on her memorable...

Meet Brazil’s Millennial Music Makers

Meet Brazil's Millennial music makers: A baker's dozen of the best new generatrional voices from the Land of Samba and Sun. by Scott Adams Meet Brazil's...

The End of Daylight Savings Time

Twice each year, our American continents had to devote more time to local time. But for Brazil, no longer. The end of Daylight Savings Time...

Traveling on Brazilian Time

Antonio Carlos Jobim once famously remarked, “Brazil is not for beginners.” Have time for a story? It's about traveling on Brazilian Time. by Scott Adams If...

Marisa Monte’s Label Deal Hints At New Album With Sony Music

Marisa Monte's label deal with Sony and a return to the studio scene came as a stunning announcement, bringing more questions than answers. Why? by...

Italy’s Godfather of Bossa Nova, Ennio Morricone

Italy’s Godfather of Bossa Nova? That would be soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, whose life in music ignited a Bossa Nova revolution. By Scott Adams Famed Italian...

Happy Birthday Marisa Monte

Happy birthday to Marisa Monte, who turns 53 today. The big news from Rio is Marisa Monte's jaw-dropping announcement of her new deal with...

Sao Paulo’s Motoboys Rule The Road

Sao Paulo’s Motoboys. You’ll see them everywhere when driving along the winding byways of this mega-city; the motorcycle delivery corps that keeps things moving...