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Reach the Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking communities in the UK, Brazil and Europe, as well as Brits and international audiences Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) is a London-based bilingual lifestyle publication dedicated to the promotion of Brazil. We promote a positive and progressive Brazil, an upcoming nation full of intelligent and creative people, stunning tourist destinations, and a very unique culture. Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) is distributed to UK based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our sponsors and advertising partners is maximised amongst this very specific audience. Our readership and distribution is mostly made up of…

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We are currently working at full steam to produce the next issue of BBMag Bossa Brazil Magazine, your Brazilian bilingual magazine in London Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) is a London-based bilingual lifestyle publication dedicated to the promotion of Brazil. We promote a positive and progressive Brazil, a nation full of intelligent and creative people, stunning tourist destinations, and a very unique culture. Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) is distributed to UK based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our sponsors and advertising partners is maximised amongst this very specific audience. Our total readership is 60,000, with…

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The Night Tube is running Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria, Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines The night tube service has been made possible thanks to the continued modernisation of significant parts of the Underground network and improved levels of reliability. Independent research into the economic benefits of the Night Tube found that the service has boost jobs and helped maintain London’s status as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit. See below service details so you can enjoy you night: Victoria line – trains run on average every 10 minutes across…

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Colin Stewart has been elected as the new chairman of the Latin American Travel Association (LATA). Stewart’s appointment as chairman, which is now in effect, was unanimously voted for by the LATA committee and will see Stewart continue to drive the organisation forward in its mission to grow travel to and around Latin America. Stewart is an airline professional who in his role as Air Europa’s Director, United Kingdom & Ireland has overseen significant development of the route network between the UK and Latin America achieving YOY double digit growth since successfully launching the airline in the UK in 2009. Stewart, who has been an active member of LATA for eight…

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An opportunity for journalists and writers to have their work published internationally Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMAG), London’s only bilingual magazine dedicated to Brazilian culture and lifestyle, has launched an exciting new project designed to discover New Talents in the world of journalism and feature writing. Up-and-coming writers have the opportunity of being published internationally, by submitting articles concerning a diverse range of interests, including fashion, sports, music, arts, cinema, theatre, food and wine, gastronomy, tourism, travel, culture, social media, technology, among others. Submissions should reflect BBMag’s editorial direction, that is, feature and celebrate Brazil and its people, as well British…

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The art of lace making is one of the Brazilian cultural expressions that fascinates people given its intricacy and beauty You must have seen it during the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics: there centre stage, a circle of women dressed in gorgeous white dresses, weaving. Well, these were female lace makers. This craft arrived in Brazil in the 18th Century, thanks to Portuguese families. Found mainly in the Northeast, the lace makers live scattered across the states of Bahia, Alagoas, Pernambuco and Paraíba. Lace is a transparent, thin and delicate fabric that can take various forms, with interlaced designs…

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The preparation and quantities are nearly always the same, but by varying the ingredients you can surprise your friends with different types of fruit The traditional caipirinha, known universally by Brazilians, is made with only a few basic ingredients: 50ml of cachaça, 2 table spoons of sugar, 1 lime and some ice.  Simple enough, but be warned, if you don’t know what you’re doing your cocktail might not go down quite as expected. Preparing the perfect caipirinha is an art, and today we will show you how to be the artist. Let’s get started. Glass – use a classic tumbler,…

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São Paulo, despite being the principal gateway to Latin America, remains relatively unexplored as a tourist destination, often overshadowed by the curvaceous beaches and picture-postcard setting of Rio de Janeiro. But LATAM’s answer to the Big Apple has much to offer. Leave your bucket and spade at home and give São Paulo 24 hours to show you that Brazil is more than just sun, sea and sand. 6am Things get going early and direct flights from the UK arrive at dawn. Portuguese is the local tongue, but no matter, a vivacious Brazilian welcome at Cumbica airport awaits. Also known as…

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Festas Juninas – Brazilian cultural celebrations held throughout the month of June – are considered to be the biggest national event after Carvaval and date back to the seventeenth century Despite having origins linked to pagan worship, the festas juninas have been strongly influenced by the Catholic Church over time, and today are celebrated in the honour of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter. The largest festivals take place in the Northeast of the country and culminate in an intriguing mix of local food, dance and decoration, representative of local rural traditions and Brazil’s African, European and indigenous heritage.…

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Summer’s here so we’ve prepared a special edition to help you celebrate the best of outdoor entertainment in the UK. Our My London is sure to get the party started as we shortlist the best of this year’s festival picks, profile some of London’s open air street markets, and round up the headline Brazilian acts due to play London this summer, bringing with them a certain bossa spirit to the capital. Back in Brazil, we cast a light on Festa Junina, or June Festivals, the winter festivities that a grip a nation and honour age-old local customs and traditions. Our…

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