Entrance your student with the culture, history, and passion that is found in Brazil.
By Rita Cook, adapted from Teach and Travel Magazine - November 2010
Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, covers more area than the continental United States. It is home to 185 million inhabitants, and features seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city of Rio de Janeiro is an extension of the vibrant life seen everywhere in the country
One of the great undiscovered destinations for performing groups, Argentina provides an amazing musical, cultural and travel experience. With destinations such as the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires - “the Paris of South America;” the gaucho towns and “estancias” of the Pampas; the Spanish colonial city of Cordoba; the beautiful bodegas and parks of Mendoza situated in the foothills of the stunning Andes Mountains; the thundering falls and tropical exuberance of Iguazu Falls, Argentina is as diverse a destination as anywhere on earth
I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil on a setup trip to learn not only about the wonderful culture and group touring sites on offer but also about the musical opportunities available to visiting bands, choirs and orchestras.