Brazilian Valentines ’22: Connect Brazil This Week

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What’s Happening at February 13-20, 2022

Connect Brazil’s Rhythm and Romance Showcase ’22

Brazilian Valentines ’22!

Connect Brazil’s Rhythm and Romance Showcase ’22 includes our video list of a half-dozen of Brazil’s best love songs. Each one is a perfect match with your personal playlist. Listen and view here.

Our week of rhythm and romance covers all the bases: dreamy destinations, dine-in taste tempters that you can whip up yourself, plus (of course) our musical hot tips for your personal ‘Brazilian Valentines’ playlist.

Topical stories, songs and recipes waiting on the homepage at Connect Brazil.

Listen Live This Friday

Plan to join me for Brazil Back2Back this Friday when I’ll play pair of fan-voted Brazilian love songs on our live streaming station (02/18). Top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm CT for two in a row.

Use the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge: Always free, always live.

Scott Adams, Midday Host

The Sounds of Brazil at Connect Brazil

The Brazilian Minute: Jazz Samba’s 60th Anniversary

Jazz Samba Album Cover The Beazilian Minute
The iconic Bossa Nova and jazz album Jazz Samba celbrated its 60th anniversary in 2022.
The Brazilian Minute is presented by the Consulate-General of Brazil in Chicago and the Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Department.

Welcome to The Brazilian Minute!

Brazil’s Bicentennial year of 2022 gives us the opportunity to tell Brazil’s greatest stories. We’re thrilled that this new weekly audio feature will introduce you to interesting people, places, and events in Brazilian history and culture.

This week’s episode:

This week, let’s catch up with the story behind the iconic Jazz Samba album, recorded on February 13, 1962, by an all-American band. Tap or click here to listen now.

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From May 5th, 2020: Zona Sul: Beautiful Botafogo is the name of the expansive bay that Portuguese sailors thought was the mouth of a great river. Their mistake led to the name Rio de Janeiro, ‘River of January’. Photo: Rosana McPhee

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This Week’s Spotlight Song: Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd | Desafinado

Wednesday, October 17, 1962: Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd play ‘Desafinado’ on NBC’s The Perry Como Show. Remember Don Adams (Maxwell Smart)? He did a hilarious comedy routine as a Bossa Nova teacher during this show.

Listen for this song on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love Affair, Brazilian Jazz, and The Sunday Brazilian Brunch.


Celebrating Stan Getz’s birthday on The Sounds of Brazil weekly show.

Here’s a special show you won’t want to miss! Relive the music and the stories behind Jazz Samba on its 60th anniversary! The quick success of Jazz Samba ignited the Bossa Nova craze in the US and in 13 months, Getz went on to record four more Bossa Nova albums, cementing his status as Bossa Nova’s American icon. It all started with this album.

You can listen 4 X daily and on-demand through February 13th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.

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Taking you away from your part of the world, to ours. That’s The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station at Connect Brazil!

Take our listening challenge: Spend an hour with our jazzy blend of breezy Bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator for five days. That’s all we ask!

We are America’s only ‘Always Live’ streaming station for Brazilian music and more.

Daily Programming Guide

Tune in weekdays for The Midday Show with Scott Adams and relax every evening with our jazzy Quiet Nights program. Saturdays are reserved for Bossa Nova Breeze – all day, all night – and there’s always a place at the table waiting for you with The Sunday Brazilian Brunch!

The right song at the right time can make your spirits soar. Explore our newest video list, The Best of Brazilian Music ’21 Showcase. Then tune in for a trio of tunes that fit the bill. Listen for them on our streaming station this week:

  • ‘Let Me Say’ – Tiago Iorc
  • ‘Love Dance’ – Mike Metheny (Instrumental)
  • ‘Vambora’ – Adriana Calcanhotto

Listen for these songs on our always-live streaming station, and click here for all 12 of our streaming music channels.

Want everything in one place? Try Connect Brazil’s Listening Lounge.

Brazil Back2Back

Always two-of-a-kind and always two in a row when you listen at the top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm (US Central) Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

  • Monday, February 14 – Love Dance
  • Wednesday, February 16 – New Music: Sergio Mendes Featuring Sheléa & Gilsons
  • Friday, February 18 – Brazilian Romance – fan voted!

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, February 21 – The Brazilian Sax
  • Wednesday, February 23 – New Music: Lee Hutchinson & Matheus Fonseca, Lawson Rollins
  • Friday, February 25 – Roberta Sa

Visit the Listening Lounge to listen live, for real-time playlists, or to request your favorite song, style, or musician.

New Music Spotlight: Marisa Monte | Portas

Less than a month away, Marisa Monte’s US tour will be here before you know it!

Listen and vote for this song on our New Music: Brazil streaming channel.

Brazilian Valentines ’22: Connect Brazil This Week

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