Eliane Elias Back2Back: Connect Brazil This Week

Ready for a Brazilian Break? Listen for an Eliane Elias twofer this Friday.

Eliane Elias Back2Back! Connect Brazil’s weekly digest keeps you informed and up to date with the best of Brazil. What will you discover?

What’s Happening at Connectbrazil.com May 23 – 29, 2021

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Eliane Elias Back2Back! Why not? Those are welcome words to the ears of Brazilian jazz fans worldwide. Why? Because no other female Brazilian jazz musician so more popular and plays more date and venues than the talented pianist from Sao Paulo.

And we miss her shows. She does too.

Eliane Elias loves to perform: “My whole thing is the piano, the sound of the piano, the response of the instrument, the acoustics,” she says. “When I put my hands on it, I don’t have to think about this chord or that chord being right. I just go for what I feel.”

Let’s celebrate Eliane’s return to our streaming station’s Brazil Back2Back segment. Reacquaint yourself with our original review of her Three Americas album, then tune in online for a pair of fan-favorite songs on Friday’s Brazil Back2Back.

Listen Live this Friday

Be sure to join me for Brazil Back2Back, when Eliane Elias comes to our streaming station this Friday, 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


Illusion? A staging photo for a mural company featuring the Cristo Redentor.

Connect Brazil’s Weekender arrives in your inbox this Thursday! Read a current issue and sign up here.

New Music: Daniel Santiago with Eric Clapton ‘Open World’

Daniel Santiago’s new album includes this soft rocker featuring Eric Clapton, and that’s good enough for us to share with you. Listen to this song on XODO!New Music: Brazil, and our steaming station!


Just in time for the long holiday weekend, Sergio Mendes is ready to usher in the unofficial arrival of… Summer! Settle in with two hours of favorite songs on The Sounds of Brazil. You are invited to listen 4 X daily and on-demand through June 6th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.


Taking you away from your part of the world, to ours! Our streaming station is a jazzy blend of breezy bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator. Always free and always live, this is music you can live with!

Treat your ears to our unique blend. Our streaming station is the perfect choice for the sunshine season. Listen for these songs this week during The Midday Show with Scott Adams (M-F, 9 am to 3 pm CT).

  • ‘Double Take’ – Al Jarreau with Deodato
  • ‘So Nice’ – David Benoit and Marc Antoine (Instrumental)
  • ‘A Primera Vista’ – Daniela Mercury

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

Best way to listen? 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, May 24 – Brazilain Horns
  • Wednesday, May 26 – Sergio Mendes for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Friday, May 28 – Eliane Elias

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day observance: “Remember and Honor”
  • Wednesday, June 2 – New Music: Sarah Menescal, Rainforest Band
  • Friday, June 4 – Smooth Brazilian Jazz Favs

Visit the Listening Lounge to listen live, for real-time playlists or to request a song.

Spotlight Song: Bossacucanova ‘Bom Dia Rio’ Live!

When it comes to summer songs, this one from Rio’s Bossacucanova is one of our all-time favorites. The lyrics are about the dawn of a new day at Copcacabana’s Posto 6, near the fishing boats at Arpoador.

Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s always-live streaming station, 24/7, worldwide.


Connect Brazil’s Events section has the early line on entertainment recommendations for the Sunshine Season with more live venues, and club dates added regularly. And musicians can post their events for free, anytime.

Catch up with Eliane Elias on stage. Enjoy live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Philly’s Minas, Chicago’s Cecy Santana, and St. Pete’s Nate Najar Trio with Daniela Soledade, You’ll find virtual Brazilian cooking and Zumba classes, even the return of Brazilian Jazz to San Antonio’s Riverwalk.

Plus your pick of full length, on-demand virtual Brazilian jazz concerts, too.

  • Click here to browse upcoming events.


Planning for Memorial Day? Don’t forget the salad! Click the image.

Browse Brazilian eateries, cafes and markets near you, coast to coast

Grillin’ like a Brazilian? Whether it’s sizzling Brazilian kabobs or a full-fledged churrasco, there’s a steakhouse, butcher, or market nearby to help with your shopping list. Don’t forget the wood charcoal!

Soon, your tastebud will be in overdrive, so plan ahead. Our Lifestyle Directory delivers Brazilian goodness to your table.

Connect Brazil is donating its services to spread the word about the tasty rewards of your patronage.

We hope that you will do the same by placing an order soon with an eatery near you. Your support makes everything taste better. Even Brazilian picanha steaks!


Eliane Elias On Stage: Connect Brazil This Week

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