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Prince At Rock In Rio

30 years on, we look back at Prince’s only visit to South America. Prince at Rock In Rio: His purple reign took up three of...

January’s Brazilian Music Birthdays

Connect Brazil gets the year off to a great start with birthday salutes for Brazil's musicmakers. January’s Brazilian music birthdays include a trio of Brazil’s...

Get to know Ella Borges of Ella and The Bossa Beat

Raised in Brazil, the lead singer for Ella & The Bossa Beat has become a rising voice Get to know Ella Borges' soulful side as...

10 Questions with Marcos Ariel

The popular keyboards from Rio shares his stories on Brazilian jazz and more And these 10 questions with Marcos Ariel reveal his secret on homemade...

10 Questions with Leo Gandelman

It's been a while since Leo Gandelman packed up his saxophones and headed back home to Rio de Janeiro; new opportunities beckoned.   10 Questions with Leo Gandelman...

Marcos Ariel’s Wave Hunter – Best of Brazil 2019

2019 was a busy year for the Caricoa keyboardist. In March, he made his vocal debut with a six-song EP, called Soul Carioca. September...

Meet Scott Fivelson, Songwriter and Screenwriter

It's been a busy year for the Chicago-born, Hollywood writer. Meet Scott Fivelson: His 'Secret Entrance to Your Heart' is a top song for Connect...

Ricardo Bacelar’s Fortaleza in Pictures

Ricardo Bacelar’s story didn’t start with the beach districts of Copacabana or Ipanema. It begins 1,400 miles north in the Brazilian jazzman’s hometown, Fortaleza. Ricardo...

Ricardo Bacelar’s Favorite Jazz and Brazilian Albums

Recently, the popular Brazilian jazz pianist spent an afternoon browsing through his personal music collection for his all-time favorite albums. Here they are. Ricardo Bacelar's...

Remembering Oscar Castro-Neves

Remembering Oscar Castro-Neves is a saudade moment which transcends the boundaries of language and time. This story was originally published on September 28th, 2013. Remembering...