Mumuzinho Lifts Your Spirits: Connect Brazil This Week

Rio’s optimistic Pagode star raises Brazil’s spirits, just when it’s most needed. 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 April 18 – 24, 2021

Mumuzinho lifts your spirits. It’s an irrefutable musical fact, one that is appreciated by Brazilian everywhere these days.

The 37-year old samba singer and actor channels good cheer into his music so often that you can count on his cheerful perspective to shine through the lyrics of every song he sings. Even if you don’t understand a word of Portuguese, you’ll pick up on it, especially if you catch any of the videos on his YouTube channel (see below).

Starting out as a background singer before launching his solo career, Mumuzinho is currently a judge for TV Globo’s highly successful The Voice +: Brasil.

But COVID-19 nearly claimed his life nearly a year ago. Read the complete story here.

Brazil Back2Back: Listen this Friday at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm CT, top of the hour for two in a row from Mumuzinho. Exclusively on our streaming station at Connect Brazil.


  • Lifestyle: Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish. Here’s why.
  • Music: Singer Rosa Passos had a birthday last week. Here’s the album that made her name in the USA.
  • Food & Drink: Is this really the best place for coffee in Brazil?
  • People: For Ivan Lins, a musical tattoo becomes personal.
  • Picture of the Day: An inspiring photo every day whenever you visit our homepage.
The Mangai market in Brasilia.
Bananas form a perfect picture at the Mangai market in Brasilia.

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

Catch songs for Serenata by Gregg Karukas on the Easter edition of The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. Click here for more.

Spotlight Song: Mumuzinho ‘Mantra’

Raise your spirits! Listen to Mumuzinho on our streaming channels, including Bossa Nova Love AffairXODO!, and our steaming station!


This week, we’re Chillin’ Brazilian on The Sounds of Brazil. Listen 4 X daily and on-demand through April 4th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.


Yaking 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).

  • ‘Doubleface’ – Al Jarreau
  • ‘Cafe Roma’ – Cafe Roma (Instrumental)
  • ‘Azul’ – Mahmundi

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, April 19 – Minas Brazilian Jazz
  • Wednesday, April 21 – New Music Wednesday: Fred Martins and Lucas Felix with Lucy Alves
  • Friday, April 23 – Bossa Nova Breeze

Next week on Brazil Back2Back:

  • Monday, April 26 – 90s Brazilian Jazz
  • Wednesday, April 28 – New Music Wednesday: Alexia Bomtempo & Richard Sorce
  • Friday, April 30 – Emilio Santiago

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

New Music: Lucas Felix with Lucy Alves ‘Lua e Estrela’

Lucas Felix with Lucy Alvesa bring this Caetano Veloso classic to our playlists this week.

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 Spring with more live venues, and club dates added regualrly. And musicians can post thier events for free, anytime.

We have a full slate of streaming and virtual events for pianist Gregg Karukas posted. Enjoy live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Philly’s Minas, or 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.


Brazilian appretizers are delicious and addictrive! Explore our guide to Brazilian Comfort Food! Click the image

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

Africa, Portugal, Japan, and Italy. America and indigenous Brasil. Hundreds of family-owned Brazilian restaurants, coffee houses and cafes, bakeries, and grocery markets coast-to-coast are ready to share these international influences with you and your family.

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 cheesebreads!


Mumuzinho Lifts Your Spirits: Connect Brazil This Week

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