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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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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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IN EVERY REGION, IN EVERY STATE, THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN DISTINCT CULTURES, TRADITIONS AND CELEBRATIONS. CHECK TEHM OUT! The world’s greatest spectacle! That might just be the best definition of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival.  Carnival originated in ancient Rome and then was revamped by Christianity to always begin on the day of the epiphany and run through to Ash Wednesday, the eve of Lent. It is known for its festivals, incorporating many pagan rituals and customs, and for the freedom of self-expression. In the past it was known as Shrovetide, in Latin introis, which means “entrance”. At the…

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The event will take place in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo from 4 – 6 April Registration for the fifth edition of WTM Latin America, the main global event in the travel industry in Latin America, is now open. The event will be held from 4 – 6 April in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, jointly with the 47th Braztoa Business Event. This business-to-business event, which is entirely for networking and business generation, will welcome the main tour operators, travel agents, journalists of all nationalities and buyers who are interested in getting to know what’s new in the…

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This time of year is appropriate to present you a rich cultural attraction that is a source of pride for the inhabitants of Minas Gerais, Brazil, a state that has a fondness for culture blended with religiosity. The Pipiripau Nativity, one of the most important constructions of the popular handcraft of Minas Gerais, is housed at the Museum of Natural History of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and is an important tourist point. This picturesque nativity has about 3,000 pieces, with 586 animated figures characteristic of Minas Gerais, representing not only chapters of Jesus Christ´s life when living in…

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Welcome to the fourth issue of BBMag – Bossa Brazil Magazine – your bilingual lifestyle magazine in London and the UK, kicking off 2017 in true Brazilian style! To help warm up the British winter we’ve prepared a special edition that uncovers the very best of Brazil at this time of year: summertime and Carnaval. As well as a lead feature that reports on the best beaches to enjoy the sun and Brazil’s vibrant carnival spirit, you can also enjoy a sensational coastal drive along the famous Rio-Santos highway, from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo. And there’s much more:…

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English school Centro Britânico and music label Midas Music have opened inscriptions for a music competition for bands, singers and musicians from all over Brazil. The competition is called the Centro Britânico Music Fest, and is aiming to discover Brazil’s hidden musical talents. The winner will have their own album produced by Midas Music – producer and entrepreneur Rick Bonadio’s label – complete with photo session, music video and a personalized visual identity. The competition will be split into four phases: inscriptions, two elimination rounds and a grand finale. Anyone interested should sign up, free of charge, by 10 January,…

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Advertise with BBMag Bossa Brazil Magazine, your Brazilian magazine in London, and have your advertisement featured in the BBMag Business Directory The fourth issue of BBMag Bossa Brazil Magazine, the only bilingual Brazilian lifestyle magazine in London, will soon be in your hands, and will cover the period of January to March 2017, a time of year known for its traditional British special offers, for the United Kingdom’s winter and Brazil’s Summer 2017! If you take out an ad in BBMag, your announcement will automatically be included in the BBMag Business Directory, a practical and high profile online tool with…

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If your dream is to study for a post-graduate diploma or an MBA abroad in the United Kingdom, then this could be your chance. Registrations for the Clevening study programme are open until 8 November, with approximately 70 places available for Brazilian students. Opportunities abound in all areas for those with the following pre-requisites; at least two years of high quality professional experience (this can include volunteer work or internships); at least ten years since completing undergraduate diploma (mid-career); an understanding of how the candidate’s chosen course will be of benefit to their home country; and an intention to return…

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