Category: Culture

Didi Marchi: Bringing the Brazilian Art to the Heart of Little Havana

By: Claudia Repsold Photos: Courtesy of Didi Marchi You can find the best surprises in the most unexpected places. As you stroll down the Calle Ocho in Little Havana, you surely expect to find the full flavor of the Cuban culture, but what may surprises you is that the enclave is the home of one…

Amazon Uncovered: Incredible Images of one of the Last Remote Tribes

Photos by: Ricardo Stuckert By Julian Robinson These stunning photographs offer a rare glimpse into the lives of some of Brazil’s most remote tribes in the Amazon. The dazzling pictures were captured by Ricardo Stuckert who spent time with a number of tribes in Brazil and documented life in the remote communities. The photos show the…

How a Brazilian Journalist is Mapping the Street Music Around the World

By Marina Estarque The next Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan or Édith Piaf may be at your side, playing on some corner or subway station, says Brazilian journalist Daniel Bacchieri, creator of StreetMusicMap, one of the most active platforms for street music in the world. “All these big names started out on the street, there are a lot…

Fordlandia: Henry Ford’s Forgotten City Deep in Brazil’s Amazon

By: Drew Reed* In 1928, northern Brazil was captivated by an enticing bit of news. The region’s residents were about to receive a new visitor, a man who came with the promise of reviving their ailing economy and introducing them to a whole new way of life – Henry Ford. Local papers began raving about their future…

Unravelling Brazil’s diverse DNA

We are Brazil By: Anne Jones Brazilians seem undaunted by simply being Brazilian.” That’s the conclusion English photographer Marcus Lyon arrived at after traveling across the Americas for 30 years. In the United States, people tie their identities to their ancestral homeland. They may say they are Italian Americans, for example. But this isn’t quite the same…

The Museum of Tomorrow Challenging You Today

The Newest Destination in Rio de Janeiro By: Anne Jones The Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã) in   Rio de Janeiro may soon become known for one of the planet’s most powerful arguments for sustainability. The museum itself is the most striking example of the regeneration Rio’s port district. Ten years ago, this was one…

Paulo Coelho: Writing in a Global Language

 The Brazilian Book – The Alchemist – is the longest title on the New York Times Best Seller list. By: Anne Jonnes  If someone recommend you a book about a shepherd boy who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in The Great Pyramids; would you read it?…

Os Gemeos: Inside the Studio

BY: Anne Jones Why am I here? What is my place in this world? We all share the same existential questions, but only a soul of an artist can translate this search into street art. This is exactly what Os Gemeos (translation; The Twins) are doing on the walls of the largest city of Brazil:…

Sebastiao Salgado LEGENDARY LEGACY

Photographer Sebastião Salgado shapes the Earth and how we see it.  By: Lianna Patch  Photos: Sebastiao Salgado First things first: there are a lot of articles about Sebastião Salgado. Like, a lot. A Google search brings up more than half a million results for the famous photographer’s name. And, since director Wim Wenders created “The…

DISTRESS CALL OF THE WILD

Brazilian artisan Hugo França gives old trees new life. By: Lianna Patch To understand the scale of Hugo França’s work, you’ll need to have a very flexible neck. That’s because the pequi tree, from which França fashions most of his famous “furniture sculptures,” can grow to well over 100 feet high and 1,000 years old…

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