O Rappa in Amsterdam

Posted in // English, culture, culture 24 August 2016

by Michel Conci

O Rappa in Amsterdam

O Rappa is a very popular band from Rio de Janeiro, and that since its start in 1993. It started out from members that joined to play with Caribbean (St Vincent & Grenadines) reggae artist Papa Winnie, who came to Brazil in 1993. Papa Winnie had no band in Brazil, and so gathered individual musicians Nelson Meirelles, Marcelo Lobato, Alexandre Menezes, and Marcelo Yuka to play with him. These stayed together afterwards,  later adding Marcelo Falcão as singer.

Secret tips for the plagued and vibrant Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro

Posted in // news, English, culture 12 August 2016

Olympic introduction to a top of tourist tips for the Marvelous city

Secret tips for the plagued and vibrant Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro

Although Brazil is in a state of economical and political crisis, Rio is the vibrant centre of the world for these weeks.
On August the 5th the Olympic games have opened for the first time in South America. What is it like in the city and what’s there to see for the Olympic and any next tourist?

By Hans Veltmeijer, translated to English by Nora den Oude.

A cowboy with a fashion fetish

Posted in // English, culture 31 July 2016

Movie review Neon Bull

A cowboy with a fashion fetish

Neon Bull, already my favorite Latin-American movie of the year, was officially released this week in the Dutch cinemas. You mustn’t confuse it with The Neon Demon, also just released and causing quite a stir. Hopefully this won’t draw the attention away from its less blatant but equally daring almost-namesake from Brazil.

By Saskia Koetsier, translated to English by Nora den Oude.

Where have all the capoeiristas gone?

Posted in // English, capoeira 22 July 2016

By Calango, translated to English by Marijn Moltzer

Where have all the capoeiristas gone?

Even after years of dedication, many capoeiristas leave the sport behind. Where have they gone and can we do anything to prevent this exodus?

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