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Music to listen to (Part II) Posted by on Oct 22, 2015

Olá, amigos! (Hey, buddies!) Music tem um papel relevant (plays a relevant role) in the learning process of a foreign language. It can improve listening skills and help build up vocabulary, especially if you acompanhar a letra (follow the lyrics) to the song. Eu escrevi (I wrote) a post mês passado (last month) suggesting two major Brazilian…

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Brazilian Freestyle Documentary Posted by on Apr 23, 2012

The other day, I came across an interesting short documentary on freestyle hip hop in Brazil. If you’ve seen the Elite Squad movies, you’ll notice a surprising familiar face! Watch the video, and see if you catch some of the keywords below. Keywords improviso – improvisation público – audience criatividade – creativity sentimento – feeling…

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Não Existe Amor em SP – Criolo & Caetano Posted by on Oct 25, 2011

Last week was Brazil’s version of MTV’s Video Music Awards, the VMB, and one of the most awaited moments of the night was a collaboration between Criolo, an up and coming hip hop artist from São Paulo (I’ve actually met him at a bar here in SP! He’s incredibly down to earth), and Caetano Veloso…

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Brazilian Hip Hop – Emicida Posted by on May 30, 2011

Yesterday I went to a huge hip hop festival here in São Paulo, with international names like John Legend, Ja Rule, & The Roots, but also some Brazilian independent artists like Copacabana Club (which isn’t a hip hop band, but they’re pretty good!) & then some big name Brazilian hip hop artists. I’m actually pretty…

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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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Hip Hop Festival Begins in Rio Posted by on Nov 4, 2008

Today, aside from being election day in the US, is the opening day of the Ninth Annual Hutúz Festival, a celebration of hip hop culture in Rio de Janeiro. The opening coincides with Dia da Favela, Slum Day, and as such the opening will take place in Manguinhos, the home of the Central Única das…

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