Beyond the Feijoada: Celebrating RIO’s Afro Brazilian Heritage and Culture

 

In honor of RIO’s Valongo Wharf (Port Zone), the largest entry point for African slaves in the America, being declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, today’s featured post offers suggestions for a deeper exploration of Afro Brazilian heritage and culture in Brazil.  Read on for an introductory glimpse at the impact of the African legacy on RIO, including restaurant venues with fresh culinary experiences, upcoming multicultural events, and activities that combine tourism with social activism and history.

 

Samba’s Literary Festival Today in Tijuca

The second edition of the “FliSamba,” a literary festival dedicated to the samba music genre will be held today in Renascença Clube in Tijuca in Zona Norte (North Zone).  The event lasts from 9:30am to 10pm and this year will honor samba greats, Dona Ivone Lara and Nelson Sargento.

RIO HOSTS SAMBA’S LITERARY FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY IN TIJUCA

Artist Credit: Brigitte Werner (https://pixabay.com/en/users/werner22brigitte-5337/)

Last Day to Celebrate World Rock Day

World Rock Day was officially celebrated on Thursday, July 13.  However true rock’n’roll fans will continue to celebrate the day through this evening, Saturday, July 15.  If you missed Thursday’s events, read on for a few venues offering more live music today!

WHERE TO CELEBRATE ROCK WORLD DAY 2017

Artist Credit: Léolo Lozone (https://pixabay.com/en/users/Donations_are_appreciated-30101/)

RIO One of Top Celeb Travel Destinations

It’s no surprise that RIO made this list of top celebrity travel destinations.  Ranking with locales such as Serengeti, Tanzania and the French Riviera, RIO appeals to celebrities like Will Smith and the Obamas, to name a few.  Read on for more!

NEED A HOLIDAY?  LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THESE TOP CELEB TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Artist Credit: David Mark (https://pixabay.com/en/users/tpsdave-12019/)

Fan Killed After RIO Derby Game

Gun shots rang out at the end of a Brazilian football game, killing one man and injuring three others on Sunday.  This incident is just one in the trend of violence associated with Brazilian football over the years.  Our hearts go out to those injured and the family of the deceased.

FAN KILLED AFTER VIOLENT RIO DERBY GAME

Photo Credit: Deutsch (Annca) https://pixabay.com/en/users/annca-1564471/

Bieber Atones for Defacement in Brazil

Justin Bieber has made amends for defacing a building in Brazil as a teenager.  The graffiti case has been dropped in exchange for the singer donating $6,000 to a Brazilian hospital.  The incident occurred four years ago, so–we just can’t help ourselves–we guess it wasn’t too late to say “Sorry.”

JUSTIN BIEBER MADE $6,000 DONATION

Photo Credit: David Mark https://pixabay.com/en/users/tpsdave-12019/