Carnival is just around the corner ….

26 February 2014

 PREPARE  YOURSELF FOR THE PARTY download

To Dance is very good. At carnival is even better, it relieves the stress of day-to-day, is good for the body and soul and gives a bath of fun and joy. But it’s always good to know  how to combine all this carnival euphoria with the hot summer season to say good bye to Momo’s  celebration with  a refreshed energy.

images (4)Here are  some healthy advice  we should  follow  on those happy carnival days:

- Drink plenty of  liquids during the party ;

- Eat every three hours ;

- Eat small portions into several meals ;

- Avoid fatty meats and snacks ;

- Do not go out without eating in order  to lose weight ;

- Take cereal bars with you ;

- Do not eat in places without proper hygiene ;

- If you drink alcohol , intersperse water or fruit juice between sips ;

- Keep your stomach with some food , but do not overdo it .

- Get lots of sleep and avoid mending a day in the other;

- Wear comfortable clothing and preferably produced from natural fabrics such as cotton to allow the transpiration of the skin;

- Remember also the care of sexually transmitted diseases, particularly AIDS and hepatitis , so safe sex is never enough.

- During this period  the “foliões”  lose enough fluid and expend energy because of the high temperature and the movement on the street parades  and dancing samba on the avenue . Because of this , the basic rule is to keep the body hydrated with fruit juices , coconut water or water , because besides being drinking fluids will be supplying the lack of minerals. Stick to juices instead of soft drinks .

-  For those who like a beer , it is best to merge a juice or a bottle of water between a bear and another .

Ready ?!? So, Let’s enjoy the party and have lots of fun !!!

The Global Phenomenam from the Internet

20 February 2014

THE PIANO GUYS

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For the first time in Brazil, the group will be presenting themselves today at Vivo Rio.

They are an American musical group consisting of  consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through  YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music.

Paul Anderson owned a piano shop in Utah – St. George when the musician  Jon Schmidt  walked in to ask if he could practice there for an upcoming concert. Just for fun, Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart  started making videos together with Jon Schmidt. With the support of the studio and music technicians  Steven Sharp Nelson and Van Der Beek the group really start to take off, producing a music video each week and posting it to YouTube.

Several of theirs YouTube videos reached 20 million views and their YouTube channel reached over 345 million video views and 2.5 million subscribers.

in 2011 they won the “Most Up-and-Coming Channel” award in the YouTube  ”On the Rise” contest leading them to sign a contract with Sony in September 2012. This resulted in a world-wide release of the album The Piano Guys, followed in 2013 by The Piano Guys 2.

Isn’t that awesome!!

 

 

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

19 February 2014

Samba School’s Parade in Rio

The Samba School Parade is something you have to experience at least once in a lifetime. You have to mingle with the crowd, sweat, march with a samba school and have lots of fun. The Parade is not free  but more than worth the investment. The samba parade marathon is more than a show, is  also a fierce competition.

images (3) The Samba School is  an association of people from the same neighborhood. They get together on a regular basis for samba nights and rehearsals (ensaios) at their samba court (quadra). Samba schools provide invaluable jobs to the community, that is employed year-round in the production of costumes and floats.

A different theme is chosen every year and it takes place at  Sambodrome. They  take to the Parade  from 3,000 to 5,000 members with  6 to 8 floats  during 75 minutes to make it through the runway  and they have to pass by a jury of experts that will score the best ones .

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This year the Samba School will present themselves in the following order

Access Group

Friday – Feb . 28th – Série A
Em Cima da Hora
União de Jacarepaguá
Rocinha
Renascer
Porto da Pedra
Tuiuti
Inocentes de Belford Roxo
Império Serrano

Saturday – Mar. 1st – Série A
Tradição
Alegria da Zona Sul
Curicica
Caprichosos
Viradouro
Estácio
Santa Cruz
Unidos de Padre Miguel
Cubango

Speacial Group

Sunday -Mar.2nd
Império da Tijuca
Grande Rio
Beija-Flor
Salgueiro
Mangueira
São Clemente

Monday – Mar. 3rd
Mocidade
União da Ilha
Vila Isabel
Imperatriz
Portela
Unidos da Tijuca

Enjoy it and have lots of fun!!

 

 

Rio de Janeiro … Gigóia Island

14 February 2014

Caimans? In Rio de Janeiro? Yeeesss….!!images (1)

In the middle of the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro and very close to the best of  Barra da Tijuca, you will see the Gigóia Island. Unknown to most locals, perhaps because is hidden by the great buildings of  Barra da Tijuca, the Gigóia Island offers a quiet and bucolic setting, which contrasts with the bustle of the rest of the neighborhood. The island is small with only 3000 residents and it is possible to cross it on a 20 minute walk. Without roads or cars, the entire route is done by alleys.

The access to the island is made  by boats, called Chalana and small ferries and you can take them at Avenida das Americas, between Barra Point and Unimed Center.

imagesThe Environment is still the biggest attraction of the island where you can see live, free swimming alligators, capybaras, monkeys, many types of birds and herons of several species.

It’s a beautiful place to spend the day and enjoy the lush nature . Well worth a visit!

NEW AGE MUSIC IN RIO

10 February 2014

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If you love new Age Music, this is a good chance to delight yourself with the best of the best .

The Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer, Yiannis Chryssomallis, or simply  Yanni, will be in Rio de Janeiro for a single concert on March 27th at Vivo Rio .

Yanni blends jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. He  achieved international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments.  His breakthrough concert, Yanni Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music video of all time. Additional historic sites for Yanni’s concerts have included India’s Taj Mahal, China’s Forbidden City, the United Arab Emirates’  Burj Khalifa, Russia’s  Kremelim, Puerto Rico’s El Morro castle, and Lebanon’s ancient city of  Byblos.

Some of his  albums have peaked at No. 1 in Billboard’s ”Top New Age Album” category,and two of them  received Grammy nominations. Through late 2011, Yanni had performed live in concert for more than two million people in more than 20 countries around the world and has accumulated more than 35 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales totaling over 20 million copies. He has has incorporated a variety of exotic instruments to create music that has been called an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds Influenced by his encounters with cultures around the world.

Isn’t he the best of the best? Don’t miss this concert!!

 

 

Guns N Roses in Rio

7 February 2014

GNR_SA_2014imagesFinally ! The Guns N’ Roses Concert!

If you was crazy about  Guns N’ Roses , this is the opportunity that you can not miss!

The American band of  hard rock  Guns N’ Roses was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1985. The classic lineup, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist  Slash, rhythm guitarist  Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Today, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member, in a lineup that comprises Use Your Illusion–era keyboardist Dizzy Reed, lead guitarists  DJ Ashba and  Ron  “Bumblefoot”  Thal, rhythm guitarist  Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, drummer Frank Ferrer, and keyboardist Chris Pitman. The band has released six studio albums to date, accumulating sales of more than 100 million records worldwide. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

Guns N’ Roses have been credited with reviving the mainstream popularity of rock music, at a time when popular music was dominated by dance music and pop metal.Their late 1980s and early 1990s years have been described as the period in which they brought forth a “hedonistic rebelliousness”   that had given them the nickname of  ”The World’s Most Dangerous Band”.

The band will be in South America for their  South American Tour 2014 and the tour will be opened in  Rio de Janeiro. If you want to go, here are the schedule of their shows.

Shows:

20/03/2014 – 1:00 am – Rio de Janeiro- HSBC Arena

22/03/2014 – 1:00 am – Belo  Horizonte- Esplanada do Mineirão

25/03/2014 – 8:00 pm – Brasilia – Nilson Nelsoin GYM

26/03/2014 – 1:00 am – Brasilia – Nilson Nelsoin GYM

28/03/2014 – 8:00 pm – São Paulo – Anhembi

29/03/2014 – 1:00 am – São Paulo – Anhembi

30/03/2014 – 8:00 pm – Curitiba – Durival Britto e Silva Stadium

31/03/2014 – 1:00 am – Curitiba – Durival Britto e Silva Stadium

01/04/2014 – 8:00 pm – Florianopolis – Stage Music Park

02/04/2014 – 1:00 am – Florianopolis – Stage Music Park

03/04/2014 – 8:00 pm – Porto Alegre – Gigantinho Gymnasium

04/04/2014 – 1:00 am – Porto Alegre – FIERGS

 

Carnaval is getting closer….

6 February 2014

downloadAre you a fan of street parades????

So…. get ready! Select your costume, save all your energy and happiness because they are coming!

Some of the “Blocos de Rua” are already on the streets to push people to dance, to sing and to have fun.

If you do not know where to go and where the Blocos are, I am going to help you to organize your carnival.

Folow the blocos here: http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/carnaval/2014/noticia/2014/01/veja-lista-com-data-e-hora-de-desfile-dos-blocos-de-rua-do-rio-em-2014.html

Do not forget, to enjoy those days as much as you can, do not carry any values with you.

Have fun and Bom Carnaval!

 

 

 

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