The seemingly inexhaustible creativity of Brazilian music is out of doubt (at Top 10: Brazilian music [B-sides] we gave some clues to artists we are particularly fond of). It is only natural that travellers to Brazil should look after live performances of Brazilian artists. Here’s three websites with information on music concerts. Unfortunately, they are in Portuguese only, which should serve as an encouragement to learn your basics before your trip!
Here’s some Portuguese basics to get started (you will need them if you are to browse through the pages):
Segunda – Monday
Terça – Tuesday
Quarta – Wednesday
Quinta – Thursday
Sexta – Friday
Sábado – Saturday
Domingo – Sunday
The first website is Pode Ir.
It has coverage for the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Goiania, Porto Alegre, Río de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo.
You will first have to chose the city you are interested in. Once you land on the main page for that city, to find about music shows, click on Shows on the right-hand side of the top menu bar.
The second website is Guia de Cidades.
It has coverage for Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Río de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. At Programação (middle of the page) and Shows click on Escolha a Cidade to select the city you want to check out.
The third website is !ObaOba.
It covers the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Recife, Río de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. First select your city of choice by clicking on its tab at the top of the page. Then have a look at the left sidebar where it reads Baladas da semana.
You might come across the term MPB, that stands for Música Popular Brasileira. It is an umbrella term for all kinds of Brazilian music.
Good vibes to everyone!