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Published on 04/11/2016
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- 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
- Economic Recession Has Impact on Museums And Cultural Centres
Long gone is the golden age of blockbuster exhibitions that marked the past few years of Brazil's cultural scene. The country's museums have maintained an ominous silence in relation to their plans for this year of recession.
Published on 03/22/2016 - 08h42
- Naná Vasconcelos, Voted 8 Times World's Best Percussionist, Dies at 71
The percussionist and composer Naná Vasconcelos died on Wednesday (9) morning in Recife. He was 71 years of age.
Published on 03/10/2016 - 10h29
- Ship that Brought Japanese to Brazil to be Rescued by Russian Expedition
It was born English, purchased by the Russians and taken over by the Japanese. It experienced two wars before it ended up at the bottom of the sea. Before, it served as a hospital and factory. It transported charcoal, soldiers, sardines. For Brazilians, its greatest role was bringing the first 781 Japanese immigrants to the country, long ago in 1908.
Published on 02/29/2016 - 08h13
- Rio Graffiti Artists Creating Open-Air Gallery on Walls of Sloping Passage
The Ladeira do Castro is a hidden passage in the midst of the chaos of Lapa, in the center of Rio de Janeiro. Few people know that it connects two of the city's hottest nightlife spots - Santa Teresa and Lapa.
Published on 02/23/2016 - 09h51
- São Paulo Theater Festival Cancels Controversial Play Accused of Racism
In December, before his controversial play Exhibit B was cancelled by the São Paulo International Theater Festival (MITsp), the organizers asked South African playwright Brett Bailey to replace it with his opera Macbeth.
Published on 02/19/2016 - 10h34