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Music and Dictatorship

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 … Continue reading

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“Sh*t Cariocas Say”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pE444bnTzjg

The “Diário do Rio de Janeiro” (Rio de Janeiro Diary) posted this video which try 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.

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National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raR70UkPEcs

An awesome version of Brazil national anthem.

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This Love – Sambô (Maroon 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruiJrfwj6lo

The famous song “This Love” by Maroon 5 in SAMBA version!

Awesome!

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Flying over Rio!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMz_AhgW-ww&feature=player_embedded

On 19 June, during the RIO +20 will be released the documentary Planet Ocean of French filmmakers and photographers Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot. On Tuesday, was released the making of of the documentary with gorgeous scenes from Rio de Janeiro seen from a helicopter.

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The Girl from Ipanema

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfsZJJaIhPY&feature=fvwrel

This is maybe one of the most famous brazilian songs. “The Girl from Ipanema” (Garota de Ipanema), composed by Vinicius de Moraes and Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1962!!!

The song was inspired by Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto (now Helô Pinheiro), a seventeen-year-old girl at that time.

Vinicius de Moraes wrote she was:
“the paradigm of the young Carioca: a golden teenage girl, a mixture of flower and mermaid, full of light and grace, the sight of whom is also sad, in that she carries with her, on her route to the sea, the feeling of youth that fades, of the beauty that is not ours alone—it is a gift of life in its beautiful and melancholic constant ebb and flow.”

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The Guanabara asleep Giant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY3FoYwAu5U

Johnnie Walker commercial about the Guanabara Bay Giant..
The story says about a huge giant sleeping in coast of the Guanabara Bay.
It takes from Gávea Stone to Corcovado (18km).

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