Events

BRAZILIAN FOOD WEEK UK 2020 From Saturday 7 November to Saturday 14 November 2020   CALLING ALL FOOD AND GOURMET GASTRONOMY LOVERS! BBMag, your London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian publication, in association with the London Caipirinha Festival are pleased to launch a new challenge for you; the Brazilian Food Week UK 2020. During this challenging time of lockdown in the UK, some people might have more time working from home and can try some delicious Brazilian food. As from Saturday 7 November for one week until Saturday 14 November 2020, BBMag will be present you daily with some delightful Brazilian food recipes…

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Despite its English origins, Halloween – or Dia das Bruxas (Witches Day) – has become increasingly more popular every year in Brazil The term “Halloween” was first used around 1745 in Scotland. The belief was that between sunset on 31 October until dawn on 1 November, the so-called ‘hallow’, or holy, the evening took place. The expression was abbreviated to Hallowe’en, and eventually took on the modern spelling: Halloween. During the 1800s, the Irish took the tradition with them to America, where it caught people’s imaginations and went on to become one of the USA’s most popular celebrations. In…

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We are currently working at full steam to produce the next issue of BBMag Bossa Brazil Magazine and BBMag Bossa Latinos Magazine, the only London-based bi-lingual magazines in London BBMag is the only London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian and Anglo-Hispanic publications specialised in international lifestyle with a focus on travel and tourism, culture with gastronomy and business. BBMag is distributed to London-based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our advertising partners are maximised amongst this very specific and niche audience. We print twice a year with 20,000 copies per issue and over 200 distribution points in London…

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BRAZILIAN COCKTAIL WEEK 2020 From Saturday, 24 October to Saturday, 31 October 2020 TO ALL COCKTAIL LOVERS! BBMag, your Anglo-Brazilian publication in London, and the London Caipirinha Festival, which the festival in bars and restaurants has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, have found the perfect way to chase the lockdown blues away with a selection of Brazilian caipirinhas and cocktails for you to explore, make and taste in your own home. As from Saturday, 24 October for one week until Saturday 31 October 2020, BBMag and the London Caipirinha Festival will be presenting you daily…

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Our top picks of the nation’s museums to enjoy from the comfort of your home  The British Museum The British Museum’s collection of ancient artefacts represents more than two million years of historical heritage, and the newly organised collection is now available online. There are more than four million objects and over a million images to explore, now with improved zoom functionality. The Museum of the World is an interactive experience that takes you on a journey through time, across different cultures and continents, with valuable insights and narration by the museum’s curators. In addition to the online exhibitions, there are many…

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So we all know that 12 October is Children’s Day in Brazil, but did you know that it is celebrated on different days in different countries? Historically speaking, 1 June was first established as Children’s Day at the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva in 1925, the same date as the closing of the conference and signing of treaties. Naturally, the same date has been adopted by many countries, such as Portugal and the US. Later, the Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights, in 1959 and the Convention on the Children’s Rights, in 1989, led the UN to…

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Reach the Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking communities in the UK, Brazil and Europe, as well as Brits and international audiences BBMag is the only London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian publication dedicated to lifestyle, travel & tourism, culture with gastronomy, food and drinks, music and business. BBMag is distributed to UK based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our sponsors and advertising partners are maximised amongst this very specific audience. Our readership and distribution are mostly made up of Brazilian governmental entities, industry organisations, bars and restaurants, art centres, schools, cinemas, theatres, shows, festivals, event venues and more. Why…

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Summer in Brazil—winter in the UK—is party season, and culminates in the biggest cultural celebration in the world: The Brazilian Carnival There is a general acceptance in Brazil that o ano só começa depois do carnaval, or that “the year only gets going once the Brazilian Carnival is over”. For the uninitiated, Brazilian Carnival—to use its international moniker—is a superlative expression of cultural distinction. The festivities mark the beginning of lent and, traditionally speaking, Brazilians’ abstinence from meat, or carne, not dissimilar to any other Western pre-Easter observance. The difference being, of course, is that Brazilians opt to throw a…

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Expect four hours of music inspired by traditional Samba beats and Afro-Brazilian culture It’s that time of year again! Embrace the Brazilian Carnival spirit in Notting Hill! It may be winter in London but that’s no excuse not to get out your colourful clothing, sparkles, and shake it in tribute to Rio’s biggest, brightest and most vibrant party. This year SOS Salve O Samba have invited Rhythms of the City, one of London’s most premier street percussion groups to perform “marchinhas de carnaval”. Sing classics songs of Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho and Dona Ivone…

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João Donato at The Jazz Cafe on Saturday 16th November 20th century Brazilian icons don’t come much bigger than João Donato. Starting his recording career at 15, the bossa nova pianist has gone on to release a staggering 29 albums since 1953. It was his time in America in the late 50s where he absorbed Latin, especially Cuban, influences while playing in Mongo Santamaría’s band. The integration of Cuban music with bossa nova has been part of his playing style ever since, but it was back in Rio where he recorded one of his landmark albums A Bossa Muito Moderna de João Donato in…

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A celebration of what would be his 77th birthday   A celebration of Tim Maia returns on what would have been his 77th birthday with a ten-piece Brazilian band led by Kita Steuer performing a selection of Tim Maia’s greatest hits at the Jazz Cafe. Tim Maia is universally recognised as one of the icons of Brazilian music heritage. He contributed soul to a raft of Brazilian music styles, including funk, bossa nova, disco, romantic ballads, pop, rock, jazz, baião and MPB. From humble beginnings, Maia would go on to record and release over thirty albums incorporating a plethora of…

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The event brings to London a little of what happens, routinely, in various regions of Brazil Sitting in a bar, having a meal with the Brazilian seasoning and listening to good music has always been a passion of Brazilians, especially on Sundays. The band Samba do Chapéu soon realized the lack of this type of event in the city of London, and, in partnership with Chef Jo Nonato, decided to create something alike. And as Feijoada Completa is a popular dish from north to south of the country, it was eventually chosen to be the flagship of the…

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Brazilian celebration and tradition S.O.S Salve o Samba is a multicultural project bringing to London a distinctive experience on the Brazilian cultural heritage of the samba. Since 2018, this award-winning group has been promoting a successful monthly ‘Roda de Samba’ at the Maxilla Social Club. The group has also performed as supporting act for Arlindinho and Zeca Pagodinho. Traditionally, Brazilians celebrate the life of the children around this time of the year. In September, festivities dedicated to the Saints Cosmas and Damian take place all over the country, including rituals such as distributing bags with typical sweets to youngsters.…

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A project aimed to show the diversity of Brazilian music in the London scene Samba do Chapéu, with the project Samba e Movimento, embarks on a journey through the most diverse genres of Brazilian music playing a selection of biggest hits. The band has put together an extensive music selection, ranging from sambas enredo, samba rock and bossa nova to forró, baião, frevo and marchinhas, so the audience can hear a little of everything, enjoying Brazil in a journey from north to south of the country. With also a Brazilian DJ, the atmosphere becomes even better. The event takes place…

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The next Book Club will discuss The Three Marias (1939), by Rachel de Queiroz   The Brazilian Bilingual Book Club of the Embassy of Brazil in London, launched in January 2015, meets once a month with inspiring, congenial, memorable, intellectually stimulating and truly delectable meetings focusing on a treasure trove of Brazilian classics. Reading literature is the best way to improve one’s cultural literacy! The next Book Club will discuss The Three Marias (1939), by Rachel de Queiroz, who was born into two traditional families in Ceará: a distant relative of José de Alencar on her mother’s side and the Queiroz family…

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