Interviews

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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Last Thursday (21 April), Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) had its official launch party at the Embassy of Brazil in London. The event, which started at 6:30pm and went on until 10pm, was a fantastic success, with over 140 guests taking part, including English and Brazilian entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers, artists and lots of friends! Publisher Glauco Chris Fuzinatto made a presentation about the magazine to the guests  highlighting the editorial and cultural potential of BBMag. Afterwards, Fuzinatto and some contributors – such as the chef Luciana Berry, the dancer and choreographer Douglas Gomes and the writer and translator Ed Freeman, amongst…

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In each edition of BBMag, Chef Luciana Berry, semi-finalist of Master Chef Professional UK in 2014, will bring fresh cooking advice and her famous kitchen recipes. Let’s cook! Hi everyone! It’s such a pleasure to be able to share some of my cooking experiences here in the land of Her Majesty. Everyone who meets me knows how immensely proud I am to be Brazilian and I have spent much time here trying to promote a Brazil that most foreigners are unfamiliar with! Our mix of exotic ingredients and tropical cuisine is, although little explored, our calling card. Regretfully, there isn’t…

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With the countdown to the Rio 2016 Summer Games underway, Londoners are being given an insight into life in Brazil. A new magazine hopes to bring the two countries closer together with a bilingual take on everything from music to fashion and tourism. Chris Fuzinatto, the publisher of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) joined London Live News.

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The cultural attaché of the Embassy of Brazil in London talked exclusively with BBMag. Hayle Melim Gadelha welcomed our reporter, and told us some very interesting things about Brazilian culture here in London. BBMag: What role does the Cultural sector of the Embassy play? HMG: The promotion of Brazilian culture to foreign audiences is one of the many missions of Brazilian Embassies throughout the world. In my view, this work ought to take into consideration the enormous diversity of our country’s cultural and artistic expressions, seeking to overcome the stereotypes, and not focussing solely on the cultural production of our…

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BBMag talks to a Brazilian crossdresser at a moment when the country is beginning to understand a little more about this gender phenomenon. Until 2015, few Brazilians knew much about what crossdressing was. Very few knew that in 2009 Laerte, the famous award-winning cartoonist with more than 30 years of recognised professional experience in cartoons and comic strips, was introduced to the media as Sônia, and since then has worn female clothes every day. Being a person of certain notoriety and fame, she decided to take on the challenge face on, knowing the importance of the issue. She wanted to…

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