Jaloo’s Sampa insight

19 08 2015

Sao Paulo hipster o’clock!

Sailing into Summer

23 06 2015

Art by Adriano Andrade

23 06 2015

The charming gay art of Brazilian illustrator, Adriano Andrade.

Sumer songs

6 06 2015

Donica, the band led by Caetano Veloso’s son, together with Milton Nascimento.

Mulemba Xangola

26 05 2015

My personal rainy day song, from the Angolan singer Bonga, one of the country’s great voices. Here it is performed with Brazilians Marisa Monte and Carlinhos Brown.

The most beautiful street in the world?

26 05 2015

Rua Goncalo de Carvalho has recently popped up all over the internet, breathlessly introduced as the “most beautiful street in the world.” It certainly looks pretty special, shaded by green Bolivian rosewood trees planted in the 1930s and now enclosing the street entirely from the air in a green, leafy tunnel. The street is located in the Southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, noted for its progressive politics and (relative) wealth. The city is also a powerful cultural force in Brazil, home to artists Henrique Oliveira and Bruno 9Li and singers like Adriana Calcanhoto (below) and the great Elis Regina.

Porto Alegre

26 05 2015


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