The arara (macaw) got its name from the Tupi language of Brazil. The word a'rara mimics the sounds these large, colorful birds make. We have chosen the arara as our Brazilian correspondent because to us the bird is symbolic of the country. And then, of course, she turned out to be a real prima donna and HAD to have her own Home Page...She decided that she needed her own blog and had been pecking at her laptop keyboard, commuting between Brazil and South Florida when she went MIA; we suspect she watched the animated film "Rio," which features one of her cousins, the hyacinth macaw, and disappeared somewhere in the chapadas of Brazil.
Arara interviewed Dr. Niède Guidon, the Brazilian archaeologist who heads the Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara.
We talked to music critic Sérgio Cabral in Rio again. What a treat!
An interview with Priscilla Ann Goslin, author of "How to Be a Carioca..."We had lunch with Priscilla at a few botequins in Leblon; take a look at her pic...couldn't look more carioca...
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