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You will probably say : what? What is the connection between these two topics?
During the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years (1964 – 1985), the cultural movement was always fighting against the oppression and the huge censorship that were present on that period. Many songs, artists, singers were sent to exile, arrested and sometimes, tortured. Yes, it was the darkest period of Brazil’s history. The music had a huge impact on Brazilian society, helping people to live throughout those times. Here, we have one famous song of those years. Cálice, by Chico Buarque (famous and important Brazilian singer), is a beautiful song that is remembered until today.
The interesting point of this song is the title: Cálice. In English, “chalice”.
However, in portuguese, the word “cálice” (chalice) sounds the same as “cale-se”, which means “be quiet, shut up”. The lyrics are translated to English!
Hi faithful readers and friends!
Due to a problem, the Brazil2world has been “off” for a long time. However, the posts are coming back to you! The blog will return with more nice texts, beautiful photos and interesting information about Brazil. Always feel free to interact, to leave your comments, opinions, critics and ideas! The blog is for you!
I hope you keep enjoying it!
The “Diário do Rio de Janeiro” (Rio de Janeiro Diary) posted this video trying to show a little bit more of the Carioca Lifestyle (Carioca – people who born in the city of Rio).
This video is awesome and really shows the way that most Cariocas talk, with some famous expressions and slangs.
Brazilian women. What to say? Nothing. Just admire.
We all know that Rio is well-known for its beauty. Nature, lifestyle and, surely, beautiful, gorgeous women.
And, for our pleasure, the website “Askmen” ( http://www.askmen.com/ ) have just confirmed this fact.
They made a research to find out the cities with the most beautiful women in the world. And, finally, they have now a Top 10. And, can you guess which city got the first place?
R I O !
1.Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 2.Milan (Italy) 3.Caracas (Venezuela) 4.Copenhaguen (Denmark) 5.Prague (Czech Republic) 6.Miami/Los Angeles (USA) 7.Stockholm (Sweden) 8.Montreal (Canada) 9.Tel Aviv (Israel) 10.Hong Kong (China)
You must have heard the bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” — well, as the song says, the beaches are swarming with sculptural women. The best part is that the nightlife never ceases, so don’t be surprised if you decide to stay longer than expected.
The original girl from Ipanema, Helô Pinheiro, in 1962
Women, thanks for making our country even more special.
Breathtaking photos from Brazil cities, nature, people…
Rio de Janeiro
Pipa Beach, Rio Grande do Norte
A popular seller at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Amateur rodeo in Urubici, Santa Catarina
Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia
Iguazu Falls, Paraná
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais
Santa Teresa “favela”, Rio de Janeiro
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão
Botanic Garden, Curitiba, Paraná
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro
Farol da Barra, Salvador, Bahia
Guarapari, Espírito Santo
Suruí Indigens, Rondônia
Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro
Canela, Rio Grande do Sul
Manaus Theatre, Manaus, Amazonas
Brazilian native indigens protesting in Brasília
Macumba Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Some photos were extracted from: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/brazil-guide/