Marisa Monte Debuts Portas: Connect Brazil This Week

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What’s Happening at July 4-10, 2021

Marisa Monte debuts Portas, her first new album in more than a decade (Top Stories, below). Topical stories, songs, and recipes waiting on the homepage at Connect Brazil.


  • Feature: It’s been 10 long years since Marisa Monte’s last solo studio album. Read our exclusive story on 2021’s Portas (We have the first single for you too!)
  • Music: July’s list of musical Brazilian birthdays is out. Who’s celebarting? Wow!
  • Food & Drink: What makes Brazilian beans taste so yummy? Try this quick and easy recipe sometime this week.
  • People: Old School is the best school: Remebering crooner Cauby Peixoto.
  • Picture of the Day: A handpicked photo every day whenever you visit our homepage.
Salvador, Bahia: Setting sail on a windy day along Brazil’s northeastern coast.

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This Week’s Spotlight Song: Bebel Gilberto – So Nice

In the studio for Connect Brazil fans, Brazilian jazz livestream with Rick Braun.

Listen to this song on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love Affiar, Cafe Copacabana and The Sunday Brazilian Brunch.


Born on the 4th of July! This week, we’re celebrating with ‘The Best of Rosalia de Souza’ on The Sounds of Brazil. Listen 4 X daily and on-demand through July 18th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.


The sea, the sun and The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station: A jazzy blend of breezy bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator. America’s only ‘Always Live’ streaming station for Brazilian music.

With Spring only four weeks away, new music is arriving every day. Here are a few songs to keep an ear on while listening to our streaming station, including:

  • ‘Be The Change’ – Jarrod Lawson
  • ‘Assistindo O Pôr Do Sol’ – Guitarist Lee Hutchinson
  • ‘Diga’ – Luciana Araújo

Listen for these songs on our always-live streaming station, and click here for all 10 of our streaming music channels.

Check out 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, July 5 – On hiatis ofr the 4th of July Holiday
  • Wednesday, July 7 – New Music Wednesday: Bianca Rossini & U-Nam
  • Friday, July 9 – Marisa Monte

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, July 12 – Celebrating Rio!
  • Wednesday, July 14 – New Music Wednesday: Listener Picks
  • Friday, July 16 – tbd

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

New Music Spotlight: Gilsons with Mariana Volker – ‘Devagarinho’

We’ve introduced Gilsons with Mariana Volker’s ‘Devagarinho’ to our playlists. Now, its your turn.

Who are Gilsons? In typical Brazilian fashion, here’s a bit of clever wordplay, because this talented trio of young singers is made up of the son and grandsons of Gilberto Gil. Word is that Papa Gil had a hand in the creation of the group’s debut album last summer. Get to know Francisco Gil, João Gil and José Gil. You’ll love their style.

Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s always-live streaming station, and on our New Music: Brazil streaming channel.


Connect Brazil’s Events section has fresh recommendations for February, from live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Chicago’s Luciano Antonio, or St. Pete’s Nate Najar Trio with Daniela Soledade, to 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.


Just getting started with Brazilian Comfort Food? Search ‘Brazilian Pizza’ in our Directory. You’ll love it!

Browse Brazilian Burgers, cafes and Food Trucks near you, coast to coast

Grillin’ like a Brazilian? Maybe not today. Maybe, today is all about getting out and about. That’s where Connect Brazil’s Brazilian Bites and Burgers Guide comes in handy.

You’re just a tap or two away from the best of Brazil near you, 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 support.

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 burgers!


Marisa Monte Debuts Portas: Connect Brazil This Week

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