Silva’s Rising Star: Connect Brazil This Week

Silva’s rising star. 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 February 28 – March 6, 2021

Silva’s rising star occured in the dark of night: Slow and steady, following its own azimuth as songwriter for Marisa Monte and as a solo artist. Listen for him on Friday’s Brazil Back2Back (below).

Topical stories, new music and more waiting on the homepage at Connect Brazil.


  • Feature: The Sounds of Brazil’s milestone 1,500th weekly radio show Always Looking Forward is a musical retrospective, streaming 4 X daily and on demand through March 14th.
  • Music: Our ‘One Track Mind’ sereis features a one-hit-wonder from Sao Paulo’s Jean Felix.
  • Food & Drink: “Let’s do Brazilian!” The possibilities are endless with our Brazilian Comfort Food guide to eateries near you.
  • People: New ink brings a fan story for Ivan Lins.
  • Picture of the Day: A handpicked photo every day whenever you visit our homepage.
Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 456th birthday Monday, so our Picture of the Day is ready with seven stunning photos this week.

Connect Brazil’s Weekender arrives in your inbox this Thursday! Read a current issue and sign up here.

Happy birthday, Rio! The city makes you feel like you’re floarting in air. Click ‘Play’ to see what we mean!

Listen to Rio’s best songs on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love Affiar, Cafe Copacabana and BossaNovaville.


This week, it’s Always Looking Forward, our 1,500th weekly show on The Sounds of Brazil. Listen 4 X daily and on demand through February 27th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.


We chase summer all year long: The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station is 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.

With Spring only three weeks away, new music is arriving every day. Here are a few songs to keep an ear on while listening to our streaming station, including:

  • ‘Travessia’, ‘Dori’s Song’, ‘O Cantador’ and ‘Ponta de Areia’ – Gregg Karukas. solo piano
  • ‘Ipanema Paradise’ – Bianca Rossini
  • ‘Song4U’ – Jorge Vercillo

Listen for these songs on our always-live streaming station, and click here for all of our streaming music channels.

Check out Connect Brazil’s Listening Lounge.

Brazil Back2Back

Always two-of-a-kind and always two in a row when you listen 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, March 1 – Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s 456th birthday
  • Wednesday, March 3 – New Music Wednesday: pianist Gregg Karukas & Bianca Rossini
  • Friday, March 5 – Silva

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, March 8 – Fabiana Passoni’s birthday
  • Wednesday, March 10 – New Music Wednesday:
  • Friday, March 12 – Flora Purim

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

Spotlight Song: Silva – ‘Let Me Say’

We’ve introduced Gilsons with Mariana Volker’s ‘Devagarinho’ to our playlists. Now, its your turn.

Who is Silva? Brazilian pop is making a welcome comeback on the talents of a core group of songwriters. Among these Matatlantica Millennials is Silva’s rising star. He gained instant recognition as Marisa Monte’s songwriting partner. The future is bright for Brazilian music and for Silva, who is too talented to not be heard singing in English. This song checks that box, too. At least partially.

Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s always-live streaming station, for Friday’s Brazil Back2Back at 11 am, 20m and 5 pm CT.


Connect Brazil’s Events section has fresh recommendations for February, from live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Chicago’s Luciano Antonio, or St. Pete’s Nate Najar Trio with Daniela Soledade, to virtual Brazilian cooking and Zumba classes, even the return of Brazilian Jazz to San Antonio’s Riverwalk. Plus your pick of full length, on-demand virtual Brazilian jazz concerts, too.

  • Click here to browse upcoming events.


Just getting started with Brazilian Comfort Food? Search ‘Bakeries’ in our Directory. You’ll love ’em!

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

It’s true. Hundreds of family-owned Brazilian restaurants, coffee houses and cafes, bakeries, and grocery markets coast-to-coast need your active support during these challenging times. Many dozens have already closed.

Connect Brazil is donating its services to spread the word about the tasty rewards of your patronage.

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


Silva’s Rising Star: Connect Brazil This Week

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