Fake and oversexed version of Brazil helps selling anything in the Netherlands

Posted in // news, English, culture 08 January 2016

By Eduardo Ramos

Fake and oversexed version of Brazil helps selling anything in the Netherlands

With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games coming up we can expect quite some Brazil oriented commercials and marketing campaigns this summer.
Like we have seen in the summer of 2014 during the FIFA World Championship football, the picture shown of Brazil in these campaigns is pretty superficial if not inaccurate.
Eduardo Ramos, blogger and manager of Braziel, a communication and marketing company here in the Netherlands, shares his observations in this article from his Blog.

Brazilian conservatives' influence soars thanks to lame duck government

Posted in // English, news 01 December 2015

Via La Chispa, via El País versão Brasil, translation to English by Marijn Moltzer

Brazilian conservatives' influence soars thanks to lame duck government

While liberal laws on abortion and homosexuality have recently been adopted or are being debated in many Latin American countries, Brazil is heading in the opposite direction. Conservative evangelical politicians in particular are making the most of the weak position of president Dilma Roussef's Labour party (PT). The PT has been tormented by corruption scandals and the economic downturn. Only 75 of the parliament's 513 members are evangelicals. However, there are so many parties represented in parliament that no-one can achieve anything without the support of other members. This means coalitions form and reform per bill and horse trading is rife. Even the ruling PT, with just 64 members in the House, is constantly seeking allies.

Brazil: A cultural continent

Posted in // English, culture 25 November 2015

Lecture & pocketshow seen by Michel Conci

Brazil: A cultural continent

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, in the cozy Brazilian-directed Teatro Munganga in Amsterdam, the renowned Brazilian musician and researcher Alfredo Bello, a.k.a. DJ Tudo, gave a presentation. 
The São Paolo-based Alfredo Bello is a musician and music producer who has worked with international artists of different genres. Besides this, he is also a researcher of traditional, cultural music and dance from different parts of Brazil. In fact, he recorded and filmed over 2000 hours (!) of material and expressions. With such musical research work, he can easily be called the Alain Lomax of Brazil.

Crowdfunding video for the launch of the 1st CD of Movimento Novo

Posted in // English, capoeira 13 September 2015

sent notice with editorial notes

Crowdfunding video for the launch of the 1st CD of Movimento Novo

Next step of the Movimento Novo (going on since 2008 - check also the related articles tagged here on our media-website):
Initiators Jorge 'Itapuã' Beiramar (left on the photo) and Omri 'Ferradura' Breda (on the right) now ready to launch the 1st CD from these gatherings...

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