Archive for August, 2010

Brazilian Day in L.A. – Sunday September 12th, 2010

August 26th, 2010
Every year across the United States there are Brazil Days to celebrate Brazil’s independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.
Organized and sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles, Brazil Day in LA will be held at the La Brea Tarpits (Hancock Park).
Many vendors setup tents with yummy Brazilian snacks, and you never know, maybe this year we’ll see a Caipirinha bar or a Brahma tent somewhere at the event.
Admission is free. There will be a raffle for 2 round trip tickets to Brazil sponsored by Korean Airlines.
There will also be live performances by Sambajah, Muamba, and Los Brazilian Boys.
The event is from noon to six, for more information see the flyer from the Brazilian Consulate.

Brasil Brasil Cultural Center

August 25th, 2010
The Brasil Brasil Cultural Center (BBCC) is the longest running Capoeira academy in Southern California.

With the Capoeira Batuque and Ballet Folclórico Do Brasil, the BBCC offers us an enjoyable piece of rich Brazilian culture, inviting anyone who is interested to partake in these exciting traditional dance forms.
Capoeira – a martial art that’s equal parts dance, music and acrobatics – is a great means to not only enhance physical strength and agility, but exercise one’s spirituality as well.
Capoeira classes are available to just about anybody who would like to participate; youths and adults, beginners and advanced students alike are all warmly welcomed.
Here, diversity is embraced, respectfully bridging the natural divides of distance, language and race, and helping to attain a sense of community, demonstrating that underneath it all everyone is a kindred spirit.
For more information visit
Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is located at 4325 Sepulveda Blvd in Culver City:

Where to go in Brazil

August 25th, 2010

A lot of people have heWhere to go in Brazilard of cities like Rio De Janeiro, and maybe even Sao Paulo. When it comes to a country with the longest continuous coastline in the world you can just imagine how many hidden gems you might find.

Florianopolis is the place to be. Affluent Brazilians and in-the-know internationals flood the dozens of white-sand beaches that make up much of this city.

Part of  city is actually an island (Ilha de Santa Catarina) and is known throughout Brazil for it’s miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, excellent seafood, and traditional Azorean fishing villages.

The city has a great nightlife in the summer times (January through March), and is also occasionally the host for the world championship tour of surf.

The locals are extremely friendly, and due to the affluence in the area a lot of them even speak English.

Best of all it has an international airport, plenty of nice hotels and restaurants.

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