Rio Police Confirm Body of Missing UK Rapper Kenny Vulcan

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, June 25th, Rio police revealed that DNA testing has confirmed that a body discovered washed ashore near Mirante do Roncador, in Zona Oeste (West Zone), is the body of missing UK rapper Kenny Vulcan. The body was found on May 5th but investigators […]

Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival Opens this Friday

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Considered by many critics to be one of the best jazz and blues festivals anywhere in the world, Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival is going to be rocking the sleepy seaside town for its fifteenth year this Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June […]

Mayhem Brings Metal to Rio’s Teatro Odisséia on Friday, June 8th

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, Mayhem will descend upon Rio, quite literally. The Norwegian extreme metal band, both hugely influential and controversial in equal measure, are going to be playing their 1994 album, ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ in its entirety at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia. Black metal became arguably […]

Where to Celebrate Festas Juninas 2018 in Rio this Weekend

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar. The ‘winter’ in Rio isn’t exactly cold by European or American standards, but June sits […]

Simple Plan Performs in Rio’s Lapa Tonight

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, May 30th, Canadian band Simple Plan will perform at Circo Voador, in Lapa, at 9PM. Returning to a Carioca stage after one and a half years, the pop punk band will deliver a nostalgia filled night to the audience, celebrating the 15th anniversary […]