An unusually large meteorite has been discovered by an international team of researchers in Antarctica.
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There have been a few jazz-leaning samba big bands, but since 2002, Orquestra Imperial has sambaed down the fine line between reverence and hipster irony without overstepping into parody.
William Levy has been bringing the heat to ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" all season long, but his performance on last night's episode was on a whole ...
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's album Jazz Samba, which launched the bossa nova craze in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
Arguably the greatest party on the planet, Rio's Carnaval falls right at the top of every partier's puke bucket list. Here's how to do it right.
Rio is rich with more than shopping, eating and people-watching. There is a thriving arts, cultural and nightlife experience in all sectors of the city.
Turns out that Rio has sparked interest in Brazilian music and Rio's carnival. But where are the Rio-curious to go?
Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is bigger and better than ever in 2010, with the street celebrations having surged in popularity over the last ten years an...
There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles.
So much of Brazilian music contains elements of jazz that it could be the poster child for Jazz-World fusion.
Next weekend, October 22 to 24th Las Vegas revives, revitalizes and celebrates the style pioneered in desert resort's glory days when glamour ruled ...
Imagine the water, soft drinks, and beer consumed by 2.5 million people in the streets partying during a record heat wave with stifling humidity, and then think of the pressing need for rest rooms.
Amidst all the craziness and frivolity, Carnaval serves the important purpose for Brazilians of maintaining the cultural traditions encoded in the music, dance, and costumes across the country.
(AP) RIO DE JANEIRO - She was cheered by legions of Carnival fans, but 7-year-old Julia Lira, the youngest drum corps queen in memory at Rio's lavish ...
While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.
For Brazilian musicians, music is not only an "escape", it is a social and artistic balm that glues people together.
Bossa Nova has been celebrating its fiftieth birthday in grand style this year, with commemorations having taken place in Brazil, the U.S. and other countries.
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's Carnival, long a symbol of youth, beauty and sex, added a mature twist early Tuesday by g...
I am shocked. Will's Samba this week completely blew me away, as did his slow Hip Hop. As did his solo. He hasn't done a thing this season that hasn't been excellent.
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