Category Archives: Music

Meet Gustavo Black Alien, Brazil’s most famous underground rapper

Gustavo de Almeida Ribeiro (Sao Goncalo, 1972), better known by his stage name Black Alien is a rapper, singer and songwriter. Gustavo Black Alien Planet Hemp joined the group, which was also part Marcelo D2, and founded the Reggae B group, in partnership with bassist Bi Ribeiro, of Paralamas do Sucesso. Black Alien released his [...]

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This Charming Man by The Smiths gets a Brazilian version remix

The Brazilian musician Raphael Bertazi mixes indie rock songs with typical Samba and Axé Brazilian Music. “This Charming Man” was the target of his last attack. Raphael Bertazi had already made a “mashup” of “Reptilia” by the Strokes, with samples of music from Bahia, a Brazilian state. This time, it’s “This Charming Man” and Morrissey’s [...]

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Norwegian singer video: more Brazil than the official We Are One

The 17 yeard old Norwegian singer Adelén, managed to place the song “Olé” on the official CD of the 2014 World Cup and launched recently a video with more Brazilian flair than the official World Cup song “We are one” who was chosen by FIFA as the official anthem of the World Cup. Filled with [...]

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Justin Bieber fans camping outside the venue in Brazil for two months before the concert

Justin Bieber’s concert in Rio de Janeiro is only on November 3rd, but Canadian singer’s fans are already camped out in front of the Apoteose Square, the Sambadrome, in downtown Rio. The teens were divided into 16 stalls early on Monday and plan to stay camped on the sidewalk until the day of the concert [...]

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The origins of the brazilian passion for the ”hips’… from the 70′s dancers to the fruit women of the ‘carioca’ funk music

It’s not merely by chance that Brazil is known, among other reasons, as “the country of the A**”. Besides the peculiar genetic of the Brazilian Women, the history of show business has always been marked by tupiniquim girls (most known Brazilian Indian tribe, synonym for Brazilians) who have dared and proudly raised the banner of [...]

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Jesus Luz, a brazilian model made famous by association(with Madonna)

Jesus Pinto da Luz is a Brazilian model who got the first modeling jobs in his hometown, Rio de Janeiro, like a fashion show at Fashion Rio 2007. In a photo shoot in which he appeared naked in December 2008, for W magazine, he met the singer Madonna, with whom he maintained a loving relationship. [...]

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You know you are in Brazil when

You know you are in Brazil when the normal, everyday, all hours of the day Carnaval celebration television commercial looks like this.

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Rock in Rio 2011

I’ve driven by the giant guitars in Gavea & Copa but hadn’t really looked into what Rock in Rio entails until this weekend. Turns out it’s from September 23rd until October 2nd and will feature the following bands (announced thus…

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Just cause its funny – Paul Mccartney falls onstage in Brazil

Paul shows all his charisma once more in a concert in Brazil. He even falls at the end of the concert!

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Concerts in Brazil 2 – Dinosaur Jr and Rolling Stones

This was another international concert in Brazil in 2010. Where in the world would you see Dinosaur Jr playing for free in a plaza?! This was in Sao Paulo. Not to mention that Rolling Stones also played for free in Copacabana beach, Rio,some time ago. This is more than one million people in Copacabana singing [...]

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Concerts in Brazil

One of the good things about being in Brazil when the dollar is low against the real, is the amount of good concerts that happen here. For the lucky people that live in the cities where most international shows happen it was common these last years to have the chance to see great bands! Just [...]

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