New Brazilian Gringo Posts
Is Brazil Out of Tune? – A reflection on the João Gilberto song desafinado
The best introduction to Brazilian music – A review of the documentary Brasil, Brasil
Songs we listened to this week
Maria Rita-Canto das águas -This is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time. I’ve got it on repeat. I came across this gem through the documentary “Canto Encanto Tanto,” which chronicles Rita’s rise to fame and struggles as the daughter of famous singer Elis Regina. You find most of the doc on Youtube.
Silva-A Visita -Silva is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the up and coming stars of the Nova MPB movement.
Roberta Sá e Ney Matogrosso – Peito Vazio: Two superstars of Brazilian music singing a classic ballad. Both Roberta Sá and Ney Matogrosso are known for their unique and distinguished voices.
Cool travel articles we liked
The transition that never ends: The ongoing cycle of expat Stayers, Goers and Newbies – This article does a good job of explaining the dilemma that expats have with making friends.
Good posts about Brazil
A foreigners guide to Brazilian TV presenters – A humorous introduction to some of the common faces you’ll see on Brazilian TV. It’s written by Andrew Creelman, so you know it’s going to be good.
20 Images That Prove São Paulo Is the Most Instagrammable Place on the Planet
Interesting three-part series on Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso’s exile in London.
Google is going to connect Uruguay and Brasil with an underwater fiber optic cable,
Avenida Paulista is closed off to traffic today to promote cultural events.
The cost of airfare to and from Brazil are at all time lows right now. A roundtrip flight can be had for as little as $500.
Win a free roundtrip flight to anywhere in the world – A new documentary about learning Spanish in a month is coming out, and they’re giving away a round trip flight anywhere in the world and a bunch of other Spanish learning resources to promote it’s launch.