February 23, 2012
EVENTS Put on your samba shoes and head to Carnaval Exotica — the 12th annual Brazilian party produced by Brazilian Nites. Feast on Brazilian barbecue before dancing off the calories to the sounds of live Brazilian music by Chalo Eduardo, DJ Chris Brazil and SambaDa. Costumed Samba dancers will join you and later will shake it down to a 100-piece drum bonanza. Club Nokia VIP Lounge, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $50-$75. (818) 566-1111; http://www.braziliannites.com.
June 18, 2011 |
Fabricio Werdum had his Buster Douglas moment, and he's confident the similarities stop there. Last June, Werdum shocked the mixed martial arts world with his upset of previously unbeaten Fedor Emelianenko — just as Douglas had done in boxing when he knocked out then-unbeaten heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990. What Douglas found — and couldn't handle — is that tomorrow comes. "The only good time was me winning the fight and them announcing me as the new heavyweight champion of the world," Douglas said in a telephone interview this week.
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August 25, 2008 |
Dorival Caymmi, a revered composer and singer of Brazilian popular song who influenced generations of bossa nova performers and whose first major hit helped launch the Hollywood career of entertainer Carmen Miranda, has died. He was 94. Caymmi died Aug. 16 at his home in Rio de Janeiro. He had kidney cancer and multiple organ failure. Caymmi's influence on Brazilian music cannot be overstated. Bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim once called him a "universal gen- ius" and his country's greatest composer.
April 28, 2007 |
It would be hard to find a more musically compatible pairing than the Brazilian duo of Joyce and Dori Caymmi. Their performance Thursday at the Jazz Bakery was a brilliant display of what Rio's Joyce (the singer uses only her first name professionally) likes to describe as "MCB" (which translates as "creative music of Brazil").
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August 12, 2006 |
Moacir Santos, an influential arranger and composer of Brazilian popular music, has died. He was 80. Santos died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Pasadena of complications from a stroke he suffered some years ago, according to a publicist for his record label, Adventure Music. Though not widely known to American audiences, Santos was well regarded among musicians in his homeland of Brazil and in the United States.
June 6, 2006 |
If you think Brazilian music simply reaches from samba to bossa nova, from feathered and sequined dancers to the surging excitement of Carnaval, you should have been at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday night. True to form, Brazilian Summer Festival 2006 had plenty of familiar sights and sounds, from the cute children's ensemble Samba at Saticoy and the nubile dancers of the Oya Brazil Samba Show to the rhythmically diverse singing of Katia Moraes and her group, Pure Samba.