Irreverent, sensual without being crass, author Joyce
Cavalcante has focused her writer’s eye on the resigned lives of women
bred for generations to pray, marry and die. She has woven these elements
into all her books, while living in Rio de Janeiro, where she learned about
life in the big city, as well as in New York City, Washington D.C., and
São Paulo, where she currently lives and works.
Mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall has proven once again that choro
is alive and well. Widely known for his performances and recordings
with The David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, The Modern Mandolin Quartet,
and Choro Famoso, Marshall has just released his Brasil Duets on
the EarthBeat label. The disc is a must for devotees of acoustic music
and for those with a passion for choro.
A cornucopia of choro, Brasil Duets features works by
Brazil’s greatest choro composers including Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto
Gismonti, Pixinguinha, Jacó do Bandolim, and Severino Araújo.
Innovative arrangements and a stellar line up of guest artists like Jovino
Santos Neto, Bela Fleck, Andy Narell, and Michael Manring make Brasil
Duets a vital link in the long choro tradition of virtuoso instrumentalists
that stretches back to the turn of the century when European immigrant
musicians blended their musical traditions with the African and indigenous
rhythms of Brazil.
This recording belongs in the collection of every serious listener of
Brazilian music. Celebrate choro with Mike Marshall’s Brasil Duets.
For more information call 1 (800) 346-4445 or send E- mail to: email@example.com
Thanks to a new service by Western Union — world-famous for its pioneer
role in telegraph services and money tranfer — customers of Brazilian banks
can now have direct deposits made from anywhere in the US to their checking
accounts in Brazil. For $18, anyone can make these money transfers within
24 hours. The account holder in Brazil will be notified by phone as soon
as the money transfer is completed.
No membership or pre-registration is necessary. To use the service,
depositors have to bring cash to any of Western Union’s 20,000 plus locations
in the US. There is a little form to be filled up with the name of the
account holder in Brazil, the account number, as well as the name and the
address of the Brazilian bank.
For information in the US call (800) 325-6000. Ask for operator 77 if
you want assistance in Portuguese. In Brazil, the toll-free number to call
For the 16th year in a row, Samba e Saudade Productions is
bringing to the West Coast what they call "the largest and most authentic
Carnaval outside Brazil today". In previous years, the event has brought
together up to 5,000 people, all eager to jump and samba the Carnaval.
The organizers promise a huge display of costumes, flowing feathers, plenty
of glitter, Brazilian food, beautiful women, young people and lots of Carnaval
music. Once again the all-night-long party that’s called Carnaval dos Angeles
this year, will happen at the Hollywood Palladium. The party starts at
8 pm on February 8 and goes till 3 in the morning. You can buy your ticket
through Ticket Master or call (213) 852-7119. For information you can call