Prince’s Purple Reign In Rio: Connect Brazil This Week

We’re pushing back against all things ‘winter!’ Connect Brazil’s weekly digest keeps you informed and up to date with the best of Brazil. What will you discover?

What’s Happening at – January 17 – 23, 2021

New stories have been added to The Warmth of Brazil Storystream. You’ll find them on the homepage at Connect Brazil. Here’s what’s happening this week.


Cruising north along the coast from Guanabara Bay adds time to your drive, but you’ll finds yourself in the heart Rio’s Surfing paradise, like the beach at Praia do Boqueirão.

Connect Brazil’s Weekender arrives in your inbox every other Thursday, including this one. Read a current issue and sign up here.

Listen to this song on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love Affiar, Cafe Copacabana and The Sunday Brazilian Brunch.


Have you noticed? Several ‘Brazilian Warmth’ favorites have returned to Connect Brazil’s Streaming Station. Perfect for chilling at work or relaxing at home. Tranquilidade! Listen for these songs and many more, here.

  • ‘Some Enchanted Place’ by Eliane Elias (with Take Six)
  • ‘O Proximo Verao’ by Jingo (Nu Bossa Instrumental)
  • ‘Mal de Mim’ by Djavan (a forgotten favorite!)

Listen to our Live streaming station here.

Click here for all 13 of our streaming music channels.

This week, The Sounds of Brazil features The Warmth of The Brazilian Guitar, streaming 4 X daily and on demand through January 31st. Show page is here.


Let The Music Take You There! That’s The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station: A jazzy blend of breezy bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator. America’s only ‘Always Live’ streaming station for Brazilian music. Listen here.

Brazil Back2Back

Always two-of-a-kind and always two in a row at the top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm (US Central) Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Here’s this week’s lineup:

  • Monday, January 18 – Brazil Chill
  • Wednesday, January 20 – New Music from Anavitoria and Gilsons
  • Friday, January 22 – Celebrating Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, January 25 – A pair of songs for Antonio Carlos Jobim’s birthday
  • Wednesday, January 27 – Djavan’s birthday salute
  • Friday, January 29 – Thievery Corporation

Visit the Lounge Page to listen live, for real-time playlists or to request a song.

Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s Live streaming station, and on our Bossa Nova Love Affiar, Cafe Copacabana and XODO streaming channels.


Connect Brazil’s Events section has top choices for January, including Friday evening’s YouTube concerts by Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar, Brazil Classico and a pair of full length, on-demand virtual concerts by Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar.

  • Click here to browse upcoming events.


Help support small Brazilian American businesses with a delivery order. Browse our list of Bakeries here.

Browse Brazilian eateries, cafes and markets near you, coast to coast

Connect Brazil is donating its services to help hundreds of family-owned Brazilian restaurants, coffee houses and cafes, bakeries, and grocery markets coast-to-coast during these challenging times.

We hope that you will do the same by placing an order soon with an eatry near you. Your support makes everything taste better.


Prince’s Purple Reign In Rio

Stories like this are what we do. Why don’t you join us?

  • Sign up for our emails on music, travel, friends and fun. Listen to our ‘always live’ streaming station and our 12 streaming music channels, always free. Browse our Lifestyle Directory. Click here to like our Facebook page and here for Brazilian events coast to coast.