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How to Value Brazilian Farmland

How to Value Brazilian Farmland

Brazilian Real Estate: Features to Evaluate in Brazilian Farmland I’ve already written about the incredible investment yields over this past decades from investments in south Brazilian farmland real estate. I haven’t yet written about how beautiful it is out there and what a great place it makes […]

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Brazil’s National Dance – Forró

Brazil’s National Dance – Forró

It’s commonly believed that Brazil’s national dance is Samba. Not so. There is only one dance rhythm that is danced throughout the entire country and it’s called Forró (fo-HALL). The dance is at least 50 years old and the music is older. In fact, the music predates […]

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Choosing Your Carnaval Costume

Choosing Your Carnaval Costume

You’ve probably seen all those beautiful Carnaval costumes on TV. They are even more spectacular up close. The costumes define Carnaval as much or more as the intense samba music and the large floats. For those who want to go beyond attending the fun weekly samba school […]

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Learning the Lyrics to Your Neighborhood Carnaval Song

Learning the Lyrics to Your Neighborhood Carnaval Song

Carnaval is best known by the two consecutive evenings of all-night long samba parades. Many neighborhoods have small parades within the neighborhood itself, called “Blocos”. These aren’t what you see on TV. Larger cities have a centralized parade and contest whereby the larger neighborhoods will organize what’s […]

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Liberdade – Samba School Rehearsal with audio

Liberdade – Samba School Rehearsal with audio

Tonight I tested my new handheld digital record at my neighborhood samba school practice for the upcoming Carnaval parade. Practice is every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night. Wednesdays are for the percussion section only (i.e. marching band, though they don’t march in practice). Fridays and Sundays have […]

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