There's live carimbó Saturday nights in season, and guest bands play rock, forró, samba,...Saturday-evening jazz and bossa nova at MAM is a must for music lovers. All rights reserved. Held in the middle of October every year in Blumenau in the state Santa Catarina, it celebrates typical German cuisine and plenty of beer. The most famous carnival is that held in Rio, where dozens of samba schools parade through the streets accompanied by colorful floats and dancers as part of a competition to find the top school.

Michael Palin is working on a four-part BBC documentary that will look back at his popular travel shows "Around the World in 80 Days," "Pole to Pole," "Full Circle" and "Sahara." With a population of more than 200 million, Brazil is world’s fifth-largest country and has an extremely diverse population. The Passion Play festival takes place each year in the week before Easter, with performances daily.Bumba-Meu-Boi, which roughly translates as “hit my bull,” is a festival with traditional roots and takes place in most areas of the country.

Wherever you are in Brazil at carnival time, you’re likely to encounter some sort of celebration; in the northeast, Olinda’s carnival is famous for its parade of almost 500 large puppets.Passion plays have a long tradition in Christianity and represent events in Jesus’ life, particularly his crucifixion, death and resurrection. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails.

At midnight a huge firework display lights the sky before the party continues into the night.Brazil’s best-known festival is probably carnival. The dance tells the story of a bull which was killed and then brought back to life by traditional healers and music. Other popular events in Brazil include: • The São Paulo International Cinema Show

It was on this lane where Tom Jobim and other innovators first unveiled bossa nova in the 1960s. Owner Venceslau Calaf has long been a driving force in the live music...This extraordinary 1100-seat theater in the jungle was inaugurated in 2016 as part of Ilhabela's new Centro Cultural Baía dos Vermelhos. It’s celebrated across the nation and is linked to beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar. The Germanic roots of the south of Brazil brought this traditionally German festival to Brazil, where it has become one of the most popular beer festivals in the country. It hosts the annual Festival de Vermelhos in September: a two-day music,...There's always something worth seeing at this cool music-restaurant space at the east end of the waterfront promenade. The passion play held in Nova Jerusalem, 118 miles from Recife on Brazil’s northeast coast, is the country’s largest and involves more than 500 actors. Teatro Popular Oscar Niemeyer, Niterói. The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Mercosur. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.I want emails from Lonely Planet with travel and product information, promotions, advertisements, third-party offers, and surveys.

The “Late Late Show” host quickly noticed treachery was afoot after starting to read off a “Top 10 List,” a la David Letterman. “We look forward to deepening our relationship with Brazilian viewers through Claro who shares our commitment to providing audiences with exceptional content paired with a premium user experience.”Starzplay’s library includes recent series such as “The Great” and “Normal People.” In addition, the service will also air episodes of Starz original series on the same day and date on which they air in the United States — including upcoming drama series such as “P-Valley,” “Power Book II: Ghost,” and “The Spanish Princess.”“This is yet another important movement at Claro, further strengthening our content and entertainment offer to our customers,” said Fernando Magalhães, director of programming and content at Claro. Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories? “The Umbrella Academy” is the most popular show on Netflix, according to the streaming service’s public ranking system. Although this is traditionally a German event, it is well supported in Brazil. Shuttered for...Hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, this massive forró club has a faux abode facade that represents the humble houses of the interior of the region. She holds a Ph.D. in history and an honours degree in geography from the University of Ulster. True to form, it's a classy venue with...The Monday- and Friday-night street parties here are major draws for lovers of samba, whether they're Brazilian or foreign, rich or poor. She began writing in 2002 and her work has appeared in several academic journals including "Memory Studies," the "Journal of Historical Geography" and the "Local Historian."