Dreams Signs and Symbols

Dreams Signs and Symbols

By Donna D’amore Signs swirl around us every day, yet we are so preoccupied by with activities of our waking lives, that the underlying significance is ignored or forgotten. This is why symbolism is presented in dreams. While asleep, we are open to receiving...
Awakening Consciences

Awakening Consciences

By Baby Garroux Almost all of mankind in its most intimate moments, searches for the awakening of the human conscience. In moments of silence and reflection, even the most alienated of societies certainly wants to rescue something that has been lost in our historical...
Releasing the True Self

Releasing the True Self

By Father Philaret  Do you ever wonder why you love someone at first sight or are afraid of something for no reason? Do physical problems or depression recur without apparent cause? Many answers lie in the past. There is a method for accessing these causes and, if...
A New Era in Metal Music

A New Era in Metal Music

By Lindenberg Junior | Translation by Anthony Mendiola Combining a furious Hardcore/Crossover sound with elements of Metalcore and regional rhythms of Brazil, the American band Black Oil releases its second CD in early 2011 in Los Angeles. Three years after the...
The Rise of Soccer in the United States

The Rise of Soccer in the United States

By Lindenberg Junior |  Translation: Anthony Mendiola After a very successful Word Cup 2010 in South Africa and the resulting record audiences, the major American media outlets promised to invest more resources in the most popular sport in the world. To get an idea of...
Brazilian Footprints in Hawaii

Brazilian Footprints in Hawaii

Por Adilson Moura & Lindenberg Junior Hawaii is generally considered a true paradise, especially among those who live or have lived on one of the 8 islands of the “Aloha State”. Hawaii, or the “Big Island,” is the largest of the 8; Oahu boasts the capital city of...
Man with “Bossa Afro-Negra”

Man with “Bossa Afro-Negra”

By Lindenberg Junior Inspired by the voice of his mother singing Condomble songs and the aroma of traditional Afro-Brazilian foods including Caruru and Vatapa, Marcos Mariano Silva began dancing at age 12. His dance movements came from the soul and tradition of his...
Afroreggae: The Sounds of Change

Afroreggae: The Sounds of Change

By Gabriel Woll It’s a cold, grey morning in June – mid-winter in Rio de Janeiro – and the group of about 30 teenage boys sitting on the bare concrete slabs shiver in their faded blue sweatsuits, sulking with their arms crossed, and their eyes downward. The boys have...
As Pegadas do Brasil em Los Angeles

As Pegadas do Brasil em Los Angeles

Lindenberg Junior  Houve um tempo em que produtos como o nosso delicioso café brasileiro, o amido de milho, o azeite de dendê, a carne seca, entre outros importados, eram considerados de luxo e só podiam ser conseguidos através de pedidos feitos a familiares ou amigos...
A Nova “Rainha” do MMA

A Nova “Rainha” do MMA

* Translation by Sarah Bella Mondragon Photo by Flavio Scorsato Cristiane Justino Venâncio Santos é a atual campeã feminina mundial de lutas marciais mistas (MMA) pela categoria Featherweight ou Peso Pena. O titulo foi ganho ano passado em agosto de 2009 diante Gina...
The Walls Between Us

The Walls Between Us

By Cory Bunyard My initial interest in Brazil began with a conversation in a taxi in Buenos Aires when a cab driver shared with me that “Here in BA we have no money and we stay sad and smoke cigarettes. In Brazil they have no money and they take of their clothes...
Brazil: Sustaining Economic Growth

Brazil: Sustaining Economic Growth

By Jose Ricardo Braga Aguilar The world economy has changed faster than what we would have expected 10 years ago. People stopped believing that a country such as the United States or the European Union alone had the power to lead the world economy. After the economic...
Bringing Light to Crisis

Bringing Light to Crisis

While Brazilian soap operas have a definite place in the Brazilian economy, Brazilian cinema is finding its way into the international market. Brazil went from releasing an average of four movies a year in the 90’s, to about 40 movies in the year of 2007. It is...
Brazilian Mania

Brazilian Mania

With this issue we are starting a series that will try to describe some “Manias de Brasileiro” or “Brazilian Manias”. In every issue you will find a page with a few photos from our collaborators and also readers about the theme. Yes, we strongly suggest you, the...