Zizi Possi Returns: Connect Brazil This Week

After a long time away, Zizi Possi returns with a new single. 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 Connectbrazil.com May 16 – 22, 2021

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Zizi Possi returns to our streaming channels (and your personal playlists) this week, with a new single debuting May 21st. And she’s picked a Brazilian classic, ‘Sinal Fechado’ penned by Paulinho da Viola.

Possi’s live recording (a duet with the composer) was captured in 1996 while performing at New York’s Lincoln Center. then remastered for its release.

The song is Zizi Possi’s first release in three years and – unbelievably – two decades since her last studio album, Bossa.

To mark the arrival, we are also looking back. Read Connect Brazil’s original review of Bossa from the summer of 2001, then plan to catch a pair of songs from the album on Friday’s Brazil’Back2Back.

Listen Live this Friday

Be sure to join me for Brazil Back2Back, when Zizi Possi returns to our streaming station this Friday, top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm CT for two in a row.

Use the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge: Always free, always live.

Scott Adams, Midday Host


  • Lifestyle: Let’s explore Santa Teresa, the artistic soul of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Music: Browse pianist Ricardo Bacelar’s favorite jazz and Brazilian albums.
  • Food & Drink: Grilling for Memorial Day weekend? Watch this first.
  • People: Catch up with South Florida’s Brazilian Voices.
  • Picture of the Day: Folks you don’t even know love our daily images. You will too.
Brazilian beef ribs at a Costelaria.
#tasteytruth: Ordering ribs in Brazil is definitely a ‘Flintstones’ moment. In Sao Paulo, these moments are best spent at Costelaria Moema, where an entire side of beef ribs is rolled tableside on a heavy wooden cart, then carved onto your plate. Best served with friends and lots of ice cold choppe.

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New Music: Daniela Soledade ‘Voce’

Daniela Soledade’s hand-me-down talent comes from her parents and grandparents and the family has never sounded better! Listen for her music on  Bossa Nova Love AffairBrazilian Jazz, and our steaming station!


This week, we’re featuring guitarist and producer Torcuato Mariano. Settle in with two hours of favorite songs on The Sounds of Brazil. You are invited to listen 4 X daily and on-demand through May 30th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.


Our streaming station is a jazzy blend of breezy bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator. Always free and always live, this is music you can live with!

Treat your ears to our unique blend. Our streaming station is the perfect choice for the sunshine season. Listen for these songs this week during The Midday Show with Scott Adams (M-F, 9 am to 3 pm CT).

  • ‘Wave’ – Joao Gilberto
  • ‘One Night In Rio’ – DJ Maretimo (Instrumental)
  • ‘Even Now’ – Alexia Bomtempo

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

Best way to listen? 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, May 17 – Pianist Gregg Karukas. Happy birthday!
  • Wednesday, May 19 – Ivete Sangalo
  • Friday, May 21 – Zizi Possi returns

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, May 24 – Brazilain Horns
  • Wednesday, May 26 – New Music: Sarah Menescal, Rainforest Band
  • Friday, May 28 – Sergio Mendes for Memorial Day Weekend.

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

Spotlight Song: Mark Ruef’s Tribute ‘Ocean Way’

Smooth Brazilian Jazz from guitarist Mark Ruef, who credits Torcuato Mariano as musical inspiration. Mark brings his cover version of this famous song to our playlists this week.

Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s always-live streaming station, 24/7, worldwide.


Connect Brazil’s Events section has the early line on entertainment recommendations for Spring with more live venues, and club dates added regularly. And musicians can post their events for free, anytime.

We have a full slate of streaming and virtual events for pianist Gregg Karukas posted. Enjoy live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Philly’s Minas, or St. Pete’s Nate Najar Trio with Daniela Soledade, You’ll find 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.


Planning for Memorial Day? Click the image!

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

Grillin’ like a Brazilian? Whether it’s sizzling Brazilian kabobs or a full-fledged churrasco, there’s a steakhouse, butcher, or market nearby to help with your shopping list. Don’t forget the wood charcoal!

Soon, your tastebud will be in overdrive, so plan ahead. Our Lifestyle Directory delivers Brazilian goodness to your table.

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 eatery near you. Your support makes everything taste better. Even Brazilian picanha steaks!


Zizi Possi Returns: Connect Brazil This Week

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