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How to find Rio Samba Groups

A project from the Pereira Passos Institute, by Rio’s Secretary of Culture and the NGO Rede Carioca de Rodas de Samba, is trying to measure how many there are, how many people attend and how much money is generated by one of Rio’s main cultural heritage activities: samba groups. 385 more words

Government

A bit of Afoxé at Manchester Day

We spent a couple of months constructing the costumes and rebuilding the float for our part in this year’s annual celebration of the culture of… 42 more words

Art

Pérola Negra

O primeiro disco de Luiz Melodia já mostra o grande leque de inspirações e o refinado repertório do compositor. Misturando influencias de blues, samba, jazz, entre outras; mostra o que seria conhecido como um dos discos fundamentais para a definição do que entendemos pela nossa MPB e bebendo da essência tropicalista. 313 more words

Brasil

O sol nascerá

Conhecendo um pouco melhor o Cartola ao ensinar “O sol nascerá” pro João Camilo, um aluno novo de violão. É um samba bem simples e um dos refrões mais conhecidos da música brasileira. 16 more words

Server Update: Elementary Error?

I have been running a Windows server in our basement pretty much nonstop since 2008. Originally a personal Web server, this HP Proliant machine has in recent years mostly worked as a LAN file server for backups, media archives and for home-internal sharing. 401 more words

Personal Diary

NCS: The Challenge

In July I worked on two waves of The Challenge with the National Citizenship Service as a music practitioner in Thornton Heath and South Croydon. My role, over the course of three days, was to teach a group of twelve 16-18 year-olds to play samba music with a percussion set and prepare a performance for a show-case on the final day. 309 more words

Music