Interviews

They’re a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth, traditional Brazilian snack, as anyone who’s tried one will testify. Brazilians who live abroad and aren’t particularly fond of cooking quickly start missing them, as they aren’t easy to make. In Brazil, they’re known as coxinhas de galinha (coxinha = “ko-sheen-ya”). ‘Chicken thighs’ is a pretty literal translation, but the name is due to their appearance. The best you can get in London are made by Nagyla – so let’s meet the ‘coxinha queen’? BBMag – Nagyla, tell us a bit about your childhood: where you were born and grew up, if you come from a…

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With over 20 years of experience, André Luz has caught BBMag’s attention at several events. We decided to meet up for a chat, and here is the result. Read on to find out more about the refined voice whose Brazilian style has been delighting Londoner’s. Here for you, André Luz. BBMag – André, start by telling us about where you’re from, your family and your childhood. AL – I’m from a countryside region of São Paulo, a city called Amparo, in the Circuito das Aguas (Water-Circuit). My mum still lives there, but my dad passed away three years ago. My childhood was…

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In this exclusive and informal interview, the talented singer Maria Gadú – who will perform in London this October – told us about her passion for music, her creative process and much, much more… BBMag – To begin with, tell us a little more about your connection with music, and how and why it all began. MG – I don’t think it is possible to pinpoint any particular reason for a passion. Especially when talking about a passion for something so plural, one that is associated with feelings, religion, your mind, body and soul. This is what music is for…

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Welcome to the third edition of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag)! Following the success of our first two editions, in April and July, it is great to be back promoting the very best of contemporary Brazil. Our latest edition is full of interesting information to help close out the year in the most authentic Brazilian style: in party mode! And Brazil deserves nothing less than a party after a busy year in which the country stole the limelight in spectacular fashion. Uniting millions of tourists and viewers from around the globe, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were a unanimous…

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BBMag brings readers another exclusive interview, this time with Chef Flavio Amaral 1­– Let’s start with your full name, birthplace, where you’ve lived… R: My name is Flavio Enadro da Silva Amaral, I was born in Betim, in the state of Minas Gerais. I have lived in Rio and Minas Gerais (in Brazil) and Bucks, the Costwolds, Shropshire and Wales (in the UK). 2 – Tell us a bit about your history in London. R: I got here in 2003. My first job was in the kitchen of a pub which was a way out of the city and served…

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Loved by the Chelsea fans, Oscar has already won a number of titles since his arrival in the nation’s capital in 2012, including the club’s “goal of the season” in 2015. In an exclusive interview, the footballer tells us about his future career plans and becoming a father for the second time Erika: It has already been four years playing for Chelsea FC. How would you sum up the experience so far? Oscar: I have been fortunate enough to build an incredible career so far and being at one of the biggest clubs in the world for the last four…

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Welcome to the second edition of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag), the only bilingual lifestyle magazine in the UK dedicated to promoting a modern, progressive Brazil. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from both readers and partners following the successful launch of BBMag at the Embassy of Brazil in April. We certainly appreciate the feedback and have decided to expand the magazine – both in print and online – to bring you even more exciting editorial content, features and useful information about Brazil. It is an exciting time for Brazil, and a historic one, with Rio de Janeiro set to host the…

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In a BBMag exclusive, Brazil’s Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani tells us about his expectations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Rio 2016 Games represent a great opportunity for Brazil. Besides the considerable exposure the Games provide and the presence of so many visitors from all over the world, mega events of this nature allow for significant investment in both infrastructure and in the development of sports in general. I am certain that the Rio 2016 Games will be a tremendous success. London took full opportunity as host in 2012 to redevelop East London. Brazil is constructing a…

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Born on the northern coast of São Paulo and having visited more than 23 countries and imbibed their culinary cultures, he is now focussing on regional cooking projects in his own backyard. The talented chef Eudes Assis is considered by critics, journalists and gourmets alike to be the best there is when it comes to seafood. Born and raised on São Paulo state’s northern coast, Eudes’ first inspiration was taken from his mother, Dona Madalena, who also taught him some of his first cooking secrets. With 14 mouths to feed (Eudes had 13 older siblings), she used to dry fish…

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