Photo by Sávio Martins
One can’t help noticing Brazil’s stark social contrasts, especially visible in Rio thanks to rich neighborhoods that often sit cheek by jowl next to some of its poorest, the city’s famous favelas. High up in the favel called Tavares Bastos, visitors can take in an evening that includes some of the city’s best jazz, yet in a setting like few others: a boîte called The Maze. The owner, a British-born artist, now a long-term Rio resident, first decided to mount a First Fridays show in 2005 and those monthly events have now become a citywide musical tradition. Those that journey up—aboard a minibus or in a taxi—will get breathtaking vistas to go with the great entertainment.
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