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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...

Ana Santos-Vitelo: Inner Voices And Found Passions

Ana Santos-Vitelo's Brazilian Ameican success story defines, inspires and celebrates the American Dream. By Sean Chaffin Ana Santos-Vitelo has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Born in Rio...

Roberto Menescal’s Salad Dressing

Rio's Bossa Nova legend was in front of the cameras over the weekend. Roberto Menescal's salad dressing was the topic of the day. Menescal told...

Elis Regina: Read Her Life Story

Elis Regina. This is the time of year where, as Spring arrives and clocks likewise “spring ahead”, we pay tribute to the woman who...

The Story Behind Vanessa da Mata and Ben Harper’s Hit Song

The story behind Vanessa da Mata and Ben Harper's hit song, 'Boa Sorte' has remained a secret for many years, but Connect Brazil tells...

Carmen Miranda And Her Amazing Techincolor Life

Carmen Miranda would have celebrated her 111th birthday today and even now, 64 years after her passing, the 'Brazilian Bombshell's' legacy has never been...

Pedro Bromfman scores on film

Pedro Bromfman has crafted a career in film scoring that stretches from Rio de Janeiro, to Boston and Los Angeles. Here's your chance to...

Carla Hassett – Best of Brazil 2019

Breathing aural excellence into her original music and new life for a rare Brazilian gem. 2019 gave us a trio of new songs from Los...

Roy Stephansen – Best of Brazil 2019

Summer's best music has moved to the southren hemisphere, right? Not nearly. When you’re on this side of the equator, Winter’s snow, cold and shorter...