“A Rich Brew of Elements”

Today’s post is an artist’s spotlight on Milton Nascimento, a Brazilian composer who’s music is described as “a rich brew of elements such as Portuguese fado, Andean music, classical, jazz, and even Gregorian chant.”  As a special treat, you’ll get to stream his full album.  Enjoy!


My Samba no Pé Style Defeats Your Gafieira Style

The music and dance of samba originated in RIO, the Cidade Maravilhosa.  And many have trekked to the Marvelous City excited to take samba lessons where it all began.  But did you know there are two distinct styles of samba dance?  Read on to find out how to decide which type of the dance is for you:


Finding Samba Dance Lessons While Visiting Rio de Janeiro