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Brazilian states: Pernambuco Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Bom dia, amigos leitores! Good morning, dear readers! Já estão recuperados do carnaval? Have you already recovered from the carnival? Well, we are still in the party mood, so in this text from our series on the Brazilian states, it’s time to talk about Pernambuco. Forget about Rio de Janeiro for now, as this state…

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Carnaval de Pernambuco Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

Carnaval de Pernambuco

The state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil is home to some of the most traditional and massive Carnaval celebrations out there. In the colorful colonial town of Olinda, you’ll see the famous bonecos gigantes parading through the streets as people dance to frevo music. A few miles away in the capital of Recife, the biggest…

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Celebrating Carnaval in Brazil Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

Celebrating Carnaval in Brazil

Bom dia a todos! Meu nome é Sasha. Eu sou dos Estados Unidos. Sorry but I don’t have much more Portuguese in my arsenal. I’m an English teacher and a blogger on the Spanish and Chinese pages. I also run Grateful Gypsies with my lovely wife. I recently had my first experience with the Portuguese-speaking world as…

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Carnival in Recife Posted by on Feb 16, 2010

While the international media tends to focus on Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, there are actually many more Carnival celebrations in Brazil worth seeing. Photo: Recife Guide One of those is Recife’s Carnival, one of the largest traditional celebrations that attracts partygoers not only for the music and dancing, but also for its historic roots. It…

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Carnaval! Posted by on Feb 12, 2010

Carnival celebrations are already in full swing and get into high gear this weekend. If like me, you can’t make it to the festivities, there’s plenty available online to experience Carnival from afar. Beija Flor’s 2010 Samba (reigning Rio champion) Bloco band in Rio Frevo classes in Recife Ivete Sangalo at Salvador’s Carnival last year

New Music: Mula Manca Posted by on Jul 13, 2009

The Recife-based band “Mula Manca e a Fabulosa Figura” mixes samba, MPB, and influences from the Northeast to create smooth, easy listening music in Portuguese. Formed five years ago, the band has released two CDs: “O circo da Solidão” and “Amor e pastel.” Their name, which means lame mule, is based on the character from…

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Carnival in Brazil: Recife Posted by on Feb 23, 2009

Carnival began this past weekend across Brazil and though it officially lasts until Tuesday, some festivities continue throughout the week. So this week, we’ll take a look at the different Carnival celebrations throughout the country. Today, we’re going to look at Recife’s Carnival. The celebrations in Pernambuco’s capital and its immediate neighbor, Olinda, are known…

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