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An Olympian Night Life: Rio de Janeiro's Ten Best Clubs for Live Music

Chris McGowan | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Rio de Janeiro has one of the most vibrant musical scenes on the planet, and includes both the incredible street celebration of Carnaval and a multitude of nightclubs for all tastes.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million f...

Brazil's Coffee Valley Music Festival Draws Crowds To Historic Region

Chris McGowan | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel
Chris McGowan

That concert was noteworthy in that it took place in a giant open-air barn for dairy cows.

Brazilliance, Part One: The Choro Music of Dudu Maia and Douglas Lora (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

2011-05-10-choro2.jpgI've traveled the world documenting music, but sometimes a chance meeting in my home town of New York City yields treasures -- Maia and Lora turned in a stellar set.

A Snowy Night With Warm Music From Brazil

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

2010-12-29-jazz.jpgSo much of Brazilian music contains elements of jazz that it could be the poster child for Jazz-World fusion.

Brazil's Hidden Magical Music Festival

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris McGowan

One of the best music festivals in Brazil, or the world for that matter, is one that few people know about. The Festival Vale do Café (the Coffee Val...