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Published on 04/11/2016
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- Old Recordings from the 1950s Reveal Brazil's Rich Musical History
A near-sacred ritual of the past: every Friday night, musicians gathered at the house of the França family, in the well-to-do suburb of Ipanema, in Rio.
Published on 08/10/2016 - 11h18
- Filmmaker Hector Babenco Dies at 70
On Wednesday night (the 13th), at 70, filmmaker Hector Babenco died.
Published on 07/14/2016 - 13h02
- Authors Caco Barcellos and Misha Glenny Speak Out in Defence of Their Work That Gives Voice to Drug Dealers
Why can't we immortalise the lives of drug dealers in literature, and tell their stories the same way we do for politicians or businessmen?
Published on 07/01/2016 - 11h18
- Brazilian Companies Named in Connection with Embezzlement of R$ 180 Million from Culture Sector
This Tuesday (28) the latest in a string of dramatic and revelatory probes exploded onto Brazil's consciousness: Operation Free Mouth.
Published on 06/29/2016 - 11h12
- Brazil's Celebs Criticise Government On-Stage
It's not unusual nowadays for famous faces to set trends: the latest fashions, must-have products and the like. However, in a radical plot twist, Brazilian performers have begun bringing politics onto the stage, unwittingly starting a craze among their showbiz cronies.
Published on 06/10/2016 - 10h50
- Tunga, 64, One of Brazil's Greatest Artists, Dies
Tunga, one of the best-known names in the Brazilian contemporary visual arts sphere, died this Monday (6). He was 64 years old and suffering from cancer.
Published on 06/07/2016 - 09h58
- Funk Music Has Explicit Machismo, but Popular Brazilian Songs Are Also Offensive to Women
In 2005, before conspicuously displaying luxury cars and gold teeth, Brazil's funk music promised to strike a women with "two jabs and three cross power-punches" in "Dona Gigi", a song by musical group Os Caçadores that became a hit across the country.
Published on 06/03/2016 - 10h28
- Interim President Temer Reinstates Culture Ministry After Artists Protests
After major protests carried out by the Brazilian culture and entertainment sector, Interim President Michel Temer (PMDB) has reconsidered his decision and decided to reinstate the Ministry of Culture, which had been merged with the Ministry of Education into one ministry on the grounds of a need to reduce government expenses.
Published on 05/23/2016 - 10h11
- Brazilian Movie Will Compete Again for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
There is a familiar sound around. After eight years, once again the Portuguese language spoken with a Brazilian accent is heard at the main competition of the most important film festival in the world.
Published on 04/15/2016 - 10h24
- "The Ten Commandments" Conquers Largest Audience in History of Brazilian Cinema with Empty Film Screenings
Brazilian cinema has a new champ. On Sunday (10), "The Ten Commandments", the film adaptation of the Rede Record network soap opera, beat out Elite Squad: The Enemy Within to become the best selling national film since the establishment of Embrafilme in 1970, which initiated this type of analysis.
Published on 04/11/2016 - 09h28