When back in 1939 Carmen Miranda had one of her most famous performances recorded, "O Que É Que a Baiana Tem", written by young yet great-talented Dorival Caymmi (who is also featured in the recording), either one or the other (as well as their studio crew partners), would consider the sound quality of those days excellent. After all, they all did know how inferiorly the sounds were recorded by the mechanical process and, then, they all could brag for having their songs recorded by the "most modern" electrical process. Exactly 70 years past, what would they say at listening to that one same recording, this time though with all the real perception of what could be heard in the studio being transferred, digitally, onto our well-known CD? An answer to such question will never be at hand. However, fortunately, we can experience both sensations. In 2009, Brazilian musician Henrique Cazes, master in handling with digital music technology, gifts us with this experience's rescue -- far from being a practical joke, or outrage, or lack of respect to the original recording (the way some hasty critics have already put themselves to state). Journalist and book writer Ruy Castro and Biscoito Fino Recordings got so excited by the outcome from Cazes work that decided to produce the album "Carmen Miranda Hoje" (Carmen Miranda Today) which brings 11 other Carmen's top-hits remixed by the same process. The result, besides impressive and remarkable, makes us feel like not stop listening to it.
California artist Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro is among 2011's National Heritage Fellowship recipients, announced on June 2011 by the National Endowment for the Arts. This award, which recognizes artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America's cultures for future generations, is the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
- A forma como ela fala do Brasil e da luta que sempre foi sua vida, é algo de fazer chorar. Emoção pura e muita valorização para o Exercito Brasileiro. Vejam que o Jô insiste em fazer brincadeiras e ela se mantém serena o tempo todo. Vibra e se emociona mostrando seu amor pelo Brasil. Uma aula de civismo e um exemplo de que dificuldades não são justificativa pra se tomar o caminho errado! Parabéns a essa verdadeira brasileira!
Hino Nacional Brasileiro - Brazilian national anthem
At the closing ceremony of the 5th World Military Games, in Rio de Janeiro, the anthem was played by Wagner Tiso, Arthur Moreira Lima, João Carlos de Assis Brasil, Nelson Ayres, Amilton Godoy e Antonio Adolfo. Na cerimônia de encerramento dos 5º Jogos Mundiais Militares, no Engenhão, uma interpretação do Hino Nacional: Wagner Tiso, Arthur Moreira Lima, João Carlos de Assis Brasil, Nelson Ayres, Amilton Godoy e Antonio Adolfo tocando juntos ao piano.
Occupies a historic 19th century mansion, situated in the heart of the old city of Olinda (declared a World Cultural Heritage Site).
With its century-old old furniture and antique ceramics, our reception area will take you back to the past from the moment you arrive.
During check-in, you may enjoy a delicious welcome drink of regional fruits and cachaça (sugar-cane rum). Our receptionists are bilingual to guarantee a personalized service - they can offer all you will need to get the most out of the city and its attractions.
Romantic garden, shadowed by huge trees and a sea breeze refreshing wind, where is possible at sunset to listen to the various species of local birds, all that along with delicious snacks and typical meals from.
The region, drinking our worldwide famous 'caipirinha' or maybe our tropical fresh juices. A relaxing well being will take over you.
A spacious, traditional dining hall where you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast , including delicious regional fruits and juices, special Afro-Brazilian dishes, and order your lunch or dinner.
Our artcraft store and art gallery, you will find selected art pieces from renowed artists in northeast. Be sure you will find creative gifts.
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This site is dedicated to a musical instrument from Brazil known as the Guitarra Baiana.
It originated as an electrified hybrid between a Brazilian cavaquinho — a small guitar of Portuguese origin also ancestral to the ukulele — and a mandolin, using the string gauge and the short scale of the former and the tuning (GDAE) of the latter. Initially referred to 'Cavaquinho Elétrico' or 'Pau Elétrico' (='electric log'), it came to be called Guitarra Baiana (=Bahian Electric Guitar) in the late 1970s. The instrument is intimately connected to Brazilian Carnival, where it is used extensively, especially in the Carnaval da Bahia of Salvador, Bahia State.
The name Sebastiao Salgado is one that is associated with long term documentary photography projects resulting in exquisite black and white photographs, lovingly crafted from the camera to the finished exhibition print. For the past seven years he has been working on a series entitled Genesis, a collection of photographic essays that look at the landscape, wildlife and human communities that live with what he describes as their ancestral values. A selection of pictures from the project, which is due to be completed by 2012, is now on show in the newly opened gallery in the east wing of Somerset House in Holborn. The space once inhabited by the tax office now forms a very pleasant environment and ideal gallery space for Salgado's work, glorious black and white photographs of forests bathed in that heavenly light that seems to follow Salgado on all his assignments...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salvador (historic name, São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, in English: "Holy Savior of All Saints' Bay") is a city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the NortheasternBrazilian state of Bahia.
Salvador is also known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its
easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including
its street carnival. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the country and in the New World;
for a long time, it was also known as Bahia, and appears under that
name (or as Salvador da Bahia, Salvador of Bahia so as to differentiate
it from other Brazilian cities of the same name) on many maps and books
from before the mid-20th century. Salvador is the third most populous
Brazilian city, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and it is the eighth most populous city in Latin America, after Mexico City, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago, Chile.
city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and
architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in the
northeastern region of the country. Over 80% of the population of
metropolitan region of Salvador is of Black African origin, and African influence in many cultural aspects of the city
makes it the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. The historical center of
Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is rich in historical
monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries and has been
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
Salvador is located on a small, roughly triangular peninsula that separates Todos os Santos Bay from the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The bay, which gets its name from having been discovered on All Saints' Day forms a natural harbor. Salvador is a major export port, lying at the
heart of the Recôncavo Baiano, a rich agricultural and industrial
region encompassing the northern portion of coastal Bahia. The local terrain is diverse ranging from flat to rolling to hills and low mountains.
particularly notable feature is the escarpment that divides Salvador
into the Cidade Alta ("Upper Town") and the Cidade Baixa ("Lower
Town"), the former some 85 m (275 ft) above the latter, with the city's cathedral and most administrative buildings standing on
the higher ground. An elevator (the first installed in Brazil), known
as Elevador Lacerda has connected the two sections since 1873, having
since undergone several upgrades.
The Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport connects Salvador with Brazilian cities and also operates international flights, and the city is home to the Federal University of Bahia.
15 years ago we started to promote some artists in Los Angeles... mostly for friendship + proud of being Brazilian... here we are, 16 years later with one of the most popular sites in the US.
We won several awards along the way, we were recognized by "Prêmio Especial Press Award 10 Anos"
that took place in Miami in mid April 2007
Fighting HIV — Lessons from Brazil - article from the New England Journal of Medicine
In the history of the response to the HIV pandemic, Brazil is best known for its pioneering decision in 1996 to offer free combination antiretroviral therapy to all citizens with AIDS
Yet Brazil's persistent and aggressive efforts to prevent new HIV infections have probably played an equal or greater role in slowing the spread of the virus and containing the country's epidemic. At the beginning of the 1990s, the epidemics in Brazil and South Africa, both ranked as middle-income countries, were at a similar stage, with a prevalence of HIV infection of about 1.5 percent among adults of reproductive age. But by 1995, the year before Brazil's treatment program was established, the HIV epidemic in South Africa had begun to explode, with a prevalence already greater than 10 percent, whereas the infection rate in Brazil had declined by half.
The streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, are full of life... no public transportation makes the cyclos and tuktuks the best way to move around... people fill public places and parks, with plenty of options for eating out, right there on the sidewalk... but look for the early hours or the end of the day, when temperatures are nicer... best of - full essay
The grown ups are also interesting with their faces carved in a life that has put them to test many times... best of - full essay
Fishing in the Tonlé Sap and Tonlé Thom Rivers (Mekong River) is all what a fisherman wants in life. Abundant fish all year long... look at the birds ! ! ! they don't want to miss the action...
We went from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by speedboat... the captain was honking all the time looking for space to move forward. But again life on these tiny boats is not easy... long hours, day (under burning sun...) and night, sitting on a narrow wooden boat is not like staying at a five star hotel lounge... best of - full essay
Life around the Tonlé Sap and Tonlé Thom Rivers (Mekong River) is tough. Simple...
But the character of the Cambodians is tougher, allowing them to live smiling and keeping their life flowing by a river that changes the flow twice a year (goes downstream for 8 monhts, upstream for the rest of the year) and making the level of the river change from 1 meter deep at Tonlé Sap Lake to 9 meters deep after the rainy season. best of - full essay
The Projet moved to São Paulo and is not doing any more trips into the Amazon wilderness, but it was good while it lasted...
Jorge Vismara, the soul and webmaster behind Pelourinho.com spent some weeks at the Amazon... Jorge was photographing the latest trip of Navegar Amazônia (English version)... Navegar Amazônia is a foundation created by Jorge Bodanzky (not any more part of the organization) and José Roberto Lacerda. The Project Navegar Amazônia was an initiative that it searched, through the Technology of the Information and Comunicação (TIC), to establish a link between the local knowledge of coastal communities of the Amazôn River and the available and accessible universal knowledge in the world.
See a short movie (broadband recommended and it is in Portuguese...)
Interesting site to set up your clock... anywhere in the world... click here
Certidões de Cartorios do Rio de Janeiro online 1.Quem quiser tirar NO RIO DE JANEIRO, A PARTIR DE 3 Novembro 2004, uma cópia da certidão de nascimento ou de casamento, não precisa mais ir até um cartório, pegar senha e esperar um tempão na fila.
O cartório eletrônico funcionará 24 horas por dia, on-line.
Cópias de certidões de óbito, de imóveis e protestos, também podem ser solicitados pela internet.
Para pagar, é preciso imprimir um boleto bancário.
Depois, o documento chega por Sedex. Para accessar clique aqui
2.Quem quiser registrar uma queixa de roubo de celular ou documentos, no Rio de Janeiro, pode fazer pela internet[thanks to Robson and CAT]
do Rio de Janeiro (portuguese) - Esta página nasceu
de uma grande vontade de divulgar o mais possível a história
e as belezas desta Cidade Maravilhosa, onde tive o privilégio
de nascer e viver até hoje e pela qual tenho uma grande paixão,
muito embora reconheça as dificuldades e os problemas que
ela enfrenta no seu dia-a-dia, mas acho que isto de forma alguma
deve fazer com que as pessoas que a amam possam ter seus sentimentos
diminuídos, mas pelo contrário que eles sejam intensificados
para que se possa sempre buscar melhorias para ela, que ainda é
um dos melhores lugares para se viver. http://www.geocities.com/rio_cidade/hibiblpr.html
beautiful anthem - ...First penned by Francisco da Silva
in 1841, the Hino Nacional is arguably the jauntiest, cheeriest,
most tuneful and most beguiling national anthem on the planet. It
feels as if it comes ready composed from the opera house, and the
influence of Rossini is hard to miss, though scholars now think
Da Silva may have cribbed the tune from a religious work by his
teacher, José Nunes Garcia. Admirers have included the Creole
composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who wrote a set of variations
for piano and orchestra on it that are well worth hearing.... and
listen the the northeast version too!
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Pelourinho.com first 15 years online...!
Helping promote our culture... to be appreciated, respected and enjoyed by the local community...
We started as a Geocities site, one of thousands... helping Kátia Moraes, Amen Santo, and others to overcome what it was at the time the internet mystery. We believed in the media... and here we are after 180 months... and six million hits a month later...
Our site takes the name from a very special and particular neighborhood in Salvador, Bahia, where slaves were auctioned by slave traders to the rich farmers of the new world. Today Pelourinho is one of the most visited parts of Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, which continues to thrive being and making history and carrying forward the "axé" of this very blessed and magical place...
The place was not only a class encounter... there was a cultural clash, a religious shock, a music impact... and you can add to the list: food, clothes, ethics, architecture, color, taste, etc etc etc...
We find some similarities with the SoCal population in regards to the culture clash... and to replicate the Pelourinho experience into our days, we are opening our doors to Rare and Exceptional performances of all cultures...
The contacts that Jorge Vismara has developed with Asian, middle eastern, european artists, through his work with UCLA, the World Festival of Sacred Music, has helped him to have access to very very special artists / performances, mostly ignored by the big media...
We will remain focused on the Brazilian culture, bringing only the best, adding the rare and exceptional performances of Asian, Latinos, Middle Eastern, Mother Africa, and European artists...
Thanks for sharing this wonderful journey ! ! !
Pelourinho.com, the pioneer in bringing Brazilian events to your desktop, had a record of
7,400,000 page views/month . As always we remain commited
to quality and not quantity... thank you for your support. Look
at you in the picture!