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Carnival and Festivals

Brazilian Rodeo: The Festa do Peão in Barretos, São Paulo State

In his book River of Tears: Country Music, Memory, and Modernity in Brazil, anthropologist Alexander Sebastian Dent of The George Washington University describes the Barretos rodeo. This is an adapted excerpt from the book.

18th Biannual Festival of Contemporary Brazilian Music 2009

The 18th edition of the Biannual Festival of Contemporary Brazilian Music ran from October 23 to November 1, 2009. It included an even dozen of concerts presenting works by composers throughout Brazil. Here’s a play-by-play review.

Amazon Film: Amazonas Film Festival

Near the muddy waters of the Amazon River, with main events in the city's famous opera house, the Amazonas Film Festival offers a full week-long schedule which includes not only new feature films but short documentaries, videos and workshops.

New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Beach

Some things everyone should experience at least once – damn the physical or emotional barriers. One of those is Réveillon (New Year’s Eve) in Copacabana. Untold numbers of foreigners are conspicuous among the over two million revelers who hit the beach on New Year’s Eve. Everyone shares the dream – irrespective of race, gender or political orientation.

Biennial Festival of Brazilian Contemporary Music 2005

During this year’s edition of the Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea, younger composers, in their twenties and thirties, were prominent on the stage and in the audiences. Read reviews of the “ten full-to-bursting evening concerts” by musician and critic Tom Moore.

Paraty International Literary Festival: Gringo Writers FLIP Out

Travel with Ian McEwan to an exotic place, meet interesting people and have your picture shot by Brazilian photographers walking backwards through the streets ahead of you.

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Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

Enter the drum corps “bateria” of a Rio samba school.

Salvador, Bahia

Carnaval in Black Rome

by Piers Armstrong

São Paulo

Celebrating the World Cup Victory

by Bill Hinchberger

Brazilian Photographs, 1940-1942

by Genevieve Naylor

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