The actress impressed the judges with her spirited tango
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Wednesday 01 October 2008
Although it won't make the week of lone-wolf gamers who prefer a spot of first-person shooting or some solo space travel, Samba De Amigo will prove entertaining in the extreme for front-room exhibitionists.
Saturday 02 August 2008
Wendo Kolosoy was the first international star of rumba congolaise, a catch-all term for the amalgams of Congolese folk music and Latin American styles that swept Africa in the mid 20th century. Known to his fans as "Papa Wendo" – or simply "Wendo" – as well as "Alanga Nzembo" ("Song master"), he had his first and biggest hit in 1948 with "Marie-Louise" and continued to enjoy considerable popularity in the following decade.
Friday 20 June 2008
Sunday 18 May 2008
Jorge Mário da Silva doesn't do mornings. And though it's 3pm in São Paulo, the Brazilian actor and musician – otherwise known as Seu Jorge ("Mr Jorge") – is only just coming round. But between yawns, he's enthusing about his forthcoming trip to London. "I love playing abroad," he says. "I've got lots of friends in London. Also, the shows are earlier over there. I played in Rio last week and I got on stage at one in the morning!"
Thursday 07 February 2008
Afonso Alves is pleased to have finally completed his move to Middlesbrough with the club's fans planning a Brazilian-style welcome for him on Teesside.
Friday 18 January 2008
Paso Doble starts with a shiny expanse of wet clay. One red slab forms the floor, a second, sprayed white, is a wall behind it. Over 50 minutes, the France-based theatre artist Josef Nadj and the Spanish painter Miquel Barcelo hack and squeeze the set around them, piling clay on to the walls or themselves, drawing pictures and squelching them out again. There are some boldly creepy moments, but Paso Doble is generally less fun than making mud pies.
Tuesday 14 December 2004
Preparations for Rio de Janeiro's dazzling carnival have been tainted by the murder of a key member of an internationally renowned samba school, rows over the choice of parade queen and drug wars.
Thursday 09 December 2004
Its Latin name loosely translates as "food of kings". Such is the mystique that surrounds tuber magnatum that it can cost as much per ounce as gold and was considered by the medieval church to be the work of Satan.
Thursday 20 May 2004
Tuesday 25 June 2002
Saturday 15 April 2000
Wednesday 10 November 1999
Saturday 06 November 1999
Friday 14 May 1999
Sunday 28 February 1999
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