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[The Media in Brazil] – Part III Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

In times of intense political turmoil and conflicting views on Brazil’s current situation, it is crutial to stay informed. As we discussed antes (before), the media is highly influential and profoundly impacts as well as shapes the understanding of what society is going through at a given moment. My previous posts on the Brazilian media…

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A Banda Mais Bonita Da Cidade Posted by on May 27, 2011

A band from Curitiba, Paraná recently released a video that has blown up on the Internet with close to 3 million views and newfound fans from around the world. The song, called Oração, which means prayer, is performed by a group called A Banda Mais Bonita Da Cidade. They have various other songs out but…

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Que Beleza – Monobloco Posted by on Oct 26, 2010

While beleza can mean beauty in some contexts, it’s also a gíria that means “great” or “awesome.” In this fun song by the Carioca band Monobloco, you could roughly translate it as “ain’t it great?” or “isn’t it wonderful?”  The lyrics are very simple and straightforward, so have a listen and read along! Lyrics –…

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New Music: Garotas Suecas Posted by on Sep 2, 2010

While here at Portuguese Blog we like to share the best of classic Brazilian music with our readers, we also like to bring you fresh, new music from emerging artists. So today is one of those days! Meet Garotas Suecas (Swedish Girls), a Brazilian band that is actually mostly men. Formed in 2005, they won…

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Reading Comprehension: On Tour Posted by on Mar 16, 2010

Today we’re going to do a reading comprehension exercise about an American band on tour in Brazil. Guns N’Roses deve se apresentar no Rio em abril Excerpt: “Cancelado no domingo por conta do temporal que caiu no Rio, o show do Guns N´Roses na Praça da Apoteose deverá ser remarcado para o início do mês…

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Lyrics Practice: Olodum Posted by on Jan 25, 2010

Olodum is an internationally renowned band from Salvador with amazing percussion. Today, we’re going to do some listening practice with their song Requebra. This is another Carnival song as we quickly approach February! Lyrics Requebra, requebra, requebra assim pode falar, pode rir de mim Requebra! Deusa de marron Jeito sensual Quando ela passa agita a…

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New Music: A Filial Posted by on Nov 10, 2009

A Filial is an up-and-coming hip-hop band from Rio de Janeiro who recently released a new album, $1,99. Some members of the group grew up in Rio’s bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, and their music reflects a variety of genres, including bossa nova, jazz, tropicalia, rock, and rap. They first got started by releasing an album…

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