Category Archives: Brazil

CALTROPe project

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A rather excellent resource…

A Vic Firth Lesson Series with Scott Kettner from his book, “MARACATU FOR DRUMSET AND PERCUSSION,” available through Hal Leonard Publications. ENTER TO WIN an autographed copy of Scott’s book, American Classic® 5A drumsticks, and Vic Firth High-Fidelity Earplugs! Click … Continue reading

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Manchester Day Parade 2013

We have been busy preparing for the biggest parade of the year here in my home city of Manchester, The Manchester Day Parade. Modelled on American and Irish events it aims to celebrate the communities, diversity and creativity of the … Continue reading

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Unidos de Vila Isabel campeã do Carnival do Rio 2013/Vila Isabel Carnival Champions 2013

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Debilitating drought devastates Brazil – Features – Al Jazeera English/Worst drought in 50 years in the Northeast of Brazil – Deep Brazil

Serrita, Brazil – Djalma Sedrim worked his entire life to build up his cattle ranch and livelihood, only to see the worst drought in a half century dry it all up in a matter of months. The 75-year-old rancher had … Continue reading

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Roots of Capoeira Crowd Funding Appeal

Help them out here Angolan Roots of Capoeira

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Hillside Beauties

Hillside Beauties from julia kurc on Vimeo.

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Afoxé Oyá Alaxé – Quilombo Axé (Dia de negro)

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Music from Portugal/Brazil – Rodrigo Leão and Thiago Pethit

Originally posted on World Music – the Music Journey:
Rodrigo, his full name  Rodrigo Costa Leão Muñoz Miguez , is a Portuguese composer and musician. Born in Lisbon in 1964, he became known through the bands “Madredeus” and “Sétima Legião”. Thiago…

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TEDxRio+20 // Lembranças

TEDxRio+20 // Lembranças from TEDxRio on Vimeo.

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