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[Music to Listen to] – Part IV Posted by on Jun 4, 2016

Ei, gente. Como vocês estão? Hey, guys. How are you doing? What are your plans for the fim-de-semana (weekend)? How about chilling to some Brazilian music? My suggestion is listening to the iconic Tim Maia. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1942, the artist started composing quando (when) he was only seven years old. On…

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Music to listen to (Part III) – Elza Soares Posted by on Mar 25, 2016

Ouvir música (listening to music) can be a relaxing and stimulating activity. When it comes to developing language skills, music is also educational! Today’s pick is Brazilian great diva Elza Soares. Known as the Brazilian Tina Turner, the grammy-nominated samba singer nasceu (was born) in the ‘30s in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Elza…

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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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Albums to listen to this weekend Posted by on Sep 19, 2015

Olá, galera! (Hey, guys!) When thinking about Brazilian music, anyone who is vaguely aware of our culture can’t help but immediately think of a smiling Carmen Miranda wearing a luscious fruit hat, or the bossa nova hit Garota de Ipanema as one of our músicas mais icônicas (most iconic songs). But these don’t even begin…

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Song: Diz Pra Mim, by Malta Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

Olá, tudo bem? Malta is a brand new Brazilian band who came from a TV singing contest and they have a very cool song out: Diz Pra Mim (Say To Me). Let’s check out the video and the lyrics! Diz Pra Mim – Malta Você está na sombra do olhar You are in the shadow…

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Song: Jogado Na Rua, by Guilherme e Santiago Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

Salve, pessoal! In the last decade there has been a boom in the sertanejo universitário music. Sertanejo is Brazil’s country music and the universitário (university student) is a variation for more romantic and/or party kind of songs. I chose one to share with you: Jogado Na Rua. It’s one of those songs that someone’s broken-hearted…

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Song: Anjos de Plantão, by Ivo Mozart Posted by on May 30, 2014

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem? I only listen to the radio when I’m doing dishes, cleaning up my room or taking a bath. My favorite radio is Mix FM because I get to listen to what’s new and keep up to date. One of the songs that I grew very fond of is Anjos de Plantão…

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