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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

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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Lyrics Practice: Carlinhos Brown Posted by on Jan 18, 2010

With a song that is sure to brighten your Monday, to practice for Carnival which is rapidly approaching, and in honor of one of our Transparent colleagues currently in Bahia, here is Carlinhos Brown’s song “Maria Caipirinha.” Follow along with the lyrics, which are fairly straightforward. Lyrics Tê tê tê Tetetê tetê Tê tê tê…

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Carnival in Brazil: Salvador Posted by on Feb 25, 2009

This week, we’re looking at the different Carnival celebrations in Brazil. Today, we’re going to look at Carnival in Salvador, in the northern state of Bahia. Salvador’s Carnival is one of the largest outdoor celebrations in the world, attracting nearly three million people every year for the six day festival. In this city, huge crowds…

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