Posted in // news, culture 20 June 2014

Another missed opportunity


‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song turned out to be already a clear sign. Considering the exuberantly rich creativity of the Brazilians, even more so in the areas of music and dance, one might wonder why it was decided to have such an international (read: mainstream, if not mediocre) composition performed even by international artists for this World Cup edition.
The opening ceremony itself in all it’s international paleness, also lacked the expression of Brazil’s cultural strength as a nation. The just criticisms both on social media and the press were summarized by our colleague from

Translation to English by Nancy Vosveld

Welcome to Brazil…

Posted in // English, news 08 June 2014

World Cup supporter survival-kit

Welcome to Brazil…

Brazil travel tips, don’t forget these...
For those who still have the time, patience and a bag of money to travel to Brazil, here are some tips and essentials to pack your suitcase with.

By Ernst Daniel Nijboer, translation to English by Nora den Oude

Paulo Coelho: “I'm not going to the World Cup”

Posted in // news, English, culture 06 June 2014

Via Link2Brazil, translation to English by Andy Nicastro

Paulo Coelho: “I'm not going to the World Cup”

The most famous Brazilian novel-writer says that he will not travel to his homeland to see the World Cup games, because he is disappointed with the Brazilian government, with the FIFA, and with other well-known Brazilians.
Paulo Coelho (66) said this in an interview with journalist Luis Antônio Giron, who writes for the culture section of the culture magazine Época (O Globo).

Movimento Novo 2013 - 4th edited video posted

Posted in // English, capoeira 30 April 2014

The next level

Movimento Novo 2013 - 4th edited video posted, the videochannel of Capoeirista and filmmaker Itapuã Beiramar, surprised us once more with the 4th edited video of the last held Movimento Novo gathering.
This video with English subtitles explains about the backgrounds and special aspects of this first held Movimento Novo outside of Rio de Janeiro in the remote state of Roraima.

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