My Elis


By Roberto Muggiati I was very excited to see one of the first performances of Elis, a musical that would be the Brazilian equivalent of, say, a Broadway show devoted to the life of Judy Garland. Elis is a spectacle of deep nostalgia, taking into account the tragic fate of the singer, Elis Regina, who died in January 1982 at the age of 36. (That’s More...

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On November 14, 2013

Curitiba in English Meets Charles Aznavour

  By Nelson Santos Since Curitiba in English became the focus for my life, the everyday routine I live has brought me into a world of pleasant surprises. I mean, bragging is not my style, but I cannot keep it to More...

On November 11, 2013

Censorship in Brazil

  One of the foundations of a free society is that everyone has the right to learn all the facts. Writers of every political party, race, and religion are allowed to express their opinions so the population More...

On September 4, 2013

A Sound Season in the House of Letters

By Roberto Muggiati On the 7th of August, I went to listen to Ivan Lins at the Academia Brasileira de Letras, a well-known institution modeled after the almost 400-year old Académie Française. The Brazilian Academy More...

On August 20, 2013

Ivete Sangalo Tours the US

Ivete Sangalo, one of the most popular singers in Brazil, performed this past weekend in New York. Ms. Sangalo has sold more than 15 million records as a solo artist, and is said to be Brazil’s highest-paid More...

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On July 22, 2013
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Brazilian Music in New York

  Brazil Summerfest opened in New York City this past weekend. This is the third summer that lovers of Brazilian music have organized the festival to celebrate it in New York. The annual festival is a treat More...

On July 12, 2013

Steppenwolf in Curitiba

Tickets for the presentation of the Steppenwolf band in Curitiba are on sale now. Information and ticket sales are available at Disk Ingressos. Known for one of the greatest hits in rock ‘n’ roll history, More...

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On May 9, 2013

Legions of the Night

    By Roberto Muggiati Like the unsung heroes he worships, Fernando Lichti Barros works stealthily — and consistently. In 2010 he published the biography Casé/Como toca esse rapaz! which was awarded More...

On January 21, 2013

Choral Riffs

By Roberto Muggiati It is a terrible pun, I must admit, but an Oratorio by Bach or a Mozart Serenade usually carries a swing of its own that takes jazzmen straight to heaven. In the year of 2012, I immersed myself More...

On January 11, 2013

Stacey Kent in Curitiba

It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon on November 29, 2012. As I’m performing a mundane chore around the house, my cellphone rings with my daughter’s name on the display. She surprises me with an invitation to More...