Most people probably know this by now, but if you are wondering what to do in São Paulo or Rio, check out these Time Out Facebook pages (in English). Time Out São Paulo Time Out Rio de Janeiro
Filmes Brasileiros Completos! – YouTube. Fancy watching some Brazilian films for free? A friend posted this link today.
The website Educar para Crescer pays homage to Nelson Rodrigues, one of the best playwrights of all time, in my opinion. Nelson Rodrigues was one of the few writers (if not the only one) who always said exactly what he thought. His books and famous quotations are incredibly sharp, direct, raw and almost ruthless. Nelson… Read More Nelson Rodrigues – Homage
Just wanted to post these videos to show the new dance the kids in the favelas have invented that I find fascinating. You rarely see new dances here that do not have heavy sexual undertones, so this one is a pleasant surprise. Of course, someone had to ruin it and call it “dança foda” but… Read More The Favela Dance (Dança/Passinho da Favela)
For those of you who love eating out, there will be another Restaurant Week Brazil coming shortly in all major Brazilian cities. Restaurant week is a 7-day restaurant discount event (or whatever) during which you can eat out in great restaurants for amazingly low prices. Click here to visit the Restaurant Week webpage, choose your… Read More Restaurant Week Brazil 2011 Edition!!!
Below, information on the mega party Skol Sensation Wicked Wonderland 2011 to be held in São Paulo, in the Anhembi Pavillion. All the information was obtained from the website TocaBrasil Agenda. Although the official Skol Sensation website is graphically very nice, I didn´t find the information I wanted. If you are living overseas, it´s a… Read More Skol Sensation Wicked Wonderland 2011 – Brazil
Most people know José Padilha as simply being the director of Elite Squad I and II, but I consider him a genius of the film industry, not only in Brazil. Few directors manage to capture the soul of individuals, regardless of frontiers, like he does. His characters are real, intense, convincing, likeable, detestable, intriguing but… Read More José Padilha – Pure Genius
The São Paulo Restaurant Week lets you savour great dishes for almost half the price. Check the facebook page and website for more information (in Portuguese). Hurry because it ends on the 3rd of April. Facebook Page São Paulo Restuarant Week Website
Zeca Pagodinho is, in my opinion, the best singer of pagode/samba of Brazil. His velvet smooth, almost effortless singing coupled with his preference for good lyrics (most of his songs are written by friends) make him a much-loved singer in Brazil. For more information on his new album visit: http://www.zecapagodinho.com.br/ One of my favorites –… Read More Zeca Pagodinho launches new album “Poxa”